MILLERSVILLE, Md., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage
Network (TAN), one of the nation's fastest-growing travel programs,
announced today its inclusion on the 2008 Inc. 5000 list. Compiled by Inc.
magazine, the Inc. 5000 list recognizes the fastest-growing private
companies in America. TAN ranked 17 among travel companies included on this
The Inc. 5000 list is the most comprehensive look at the most important
segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of
$185 billion and median three-year growth of 147%. Most important, the 2008
Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than
826,033 jobs since the companies were founded.
"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in
business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc.
5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across
all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models,
as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."
According to Inc. 5000 statistics, the industries reporting the highest
median revenue are Travel ($38.8 million), Financial Services ($16.3
million), Logistics ($15.4 million), Government Services ($14.2 million)
and Energy ($14.2 million).
These statistics are no surprise to Brad Callahan, TAN President and
CEO. "People love to travel," he says. "Innovative programs like TAN give
people the freedom to travel to exciting vacation destinations at a price
that will fit their budget, while still experiencing high levels of quality
and customer service." Callahan adds, "TAN is honored to be a part of the
Inc. 5000 and we look forward to another year of steady growth in 2009."
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc5000.com. For
more information about TAN, call (410) 729-1133 or visit
ABOUT TRAVEL ADVANTAGE NETWORK (TAN) Since 1992, TAN, a wholesale
priced vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals
create lifelong vacation memories. TAN is the proud recipient of the Better
Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high
business standards and professional integrity and the Maryland Chamber of
Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative
commitment to local and national charities. TAN is a recipient of Baltimore
CEO Magazine's 2008 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing
companies in the greater Baltimore area. TAN was the only travel company to
make this year's Future 50 list. To learn more visit www.planwithtan.com.
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SOURCE Travel Advantage Network