World Travel Holdings Named a Top 100 Company to Watch for Telecommuting Jobs in 2016 for Second Year in a Row

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Based on analysis of more than 40,000 companies and their job posting activity in the last year, World Travel Holdings ranked #31 among the top 100 companies hiring telecommuters in 2016

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A cornerstone of our company is to provide full-time professional positions from the comfort of one’s home that focus on providing our customers a remarkable experience when planning their dream vacations.

For the second year in a row, World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company is proud to announce that it has been named to FlexJobs' annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs in 2016. FlexJobs, a job service specializing in remote and flexible job opportunities, analyzed its database of more than 40,000 companies’ job posting history in 2015 to determine which companies would be most likely to incorporate telecommuting into their hiring practices in 2016. To be considered, companies had to offer a telecommuting-friendly component to some of their jobs, such as an arrangement to telecommute entirely, part of the time, or as an option.

“A cornerstone of our company is to provide full-time professional positions from the comfort of one’s home that focus on providing our customers a remarkable experience when planning their dream vacations. We couldn’t be more proud to be recognized for the second year in a row by FlexJobs as a leader in this space,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of Human Resources for World Travel Holdings. “We care about our employees and enjoy being able to provide them with an opportunity to work for us no matter where they live in the country. With 70 percent of our employee community working from home full time, including 99 percent of our travel agents, we have proven that this model drives positive results."

In the past, World Travel Holdings has hired for jobs with telecommuting options such as Travel Professional, Customer Care Representative and Business Development Manager and has been recognized as a leader in the industry in virtually recruiting, hiring and training more than 300 employees annually.

“World Travel Holdings is one of the forward-thinking companies that understands that integrating telecommuting options is a smart business strategy," said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Telecommuting can benefit companies in so many ways, including cost savings, increased productivity and retention, better candidate pools, improved company culture and employee health, and many others.”

Since 2005, the number of telecommuters has grown by 103 percent in the United States. People who telecommuted in both 2014 and 2015 said that they telecommuted 22 percent more in 2015, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.

For the complete list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in 2016, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-with-work-from-home-jobs-in-2016

To request additional information, please contact Heidi Ferolito at traveljobs(at)wth.com or Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs.com.

About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple owned and private label cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Long Island, NY; Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; and Chorley, United Kingdom. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility.

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