NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked SaveOnResorts.com No. 289, and No. 1 in the Travel Industry, on its 29th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Zipcar, Clif Bar, American Apparel, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
"Fast growth at any time is a big achievement; fast growth during the past few years is just short of miraculous," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "The Inc. 500 consists of these just-short-of miraculous companies, the ones that through ingenuity and ambition have increased revenue, hired employees, and grown fast in difficult economic times."
SaveOnResorts.com was founded in 2004 by Kevin Schneider and Elliot Springer with the idea of creating an online platform by which to provide resort networks across the globe with qualified leads for their timeshare and vacation sales presentations. The popularity of the Do Not Call list (DNC) and a rapid increase in online travel bookings prompted SaveOnResorts.com to quickly work towards replacing the call centers historically used by timeshare and vacation club companies to solicit travelers. SaveOnResorts.com provides customers with deeply discounted vacation packages, nightly accommodations, and other travel services in exchange for their participation in a brief sales presentation while on vacation. Since their inception, SaveOnResorts.com has become synonymous with discount travel for both timeshare and non-timeshare companies. Through the combination of their proprietary online booking technology and a San Diego, CA based customer service center, they have proven year after year to tens of thousands of families, couples and individuals that there are a variety of affordable domestic and international travel options available.
The 2010 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine (available on newsstands August 24 to November 16 and on Inc.com), is a group of companies that are smaller but much faster-growing than last year's crop. Aggregate revenue is $11.3 billion—down from last year's $18.4 billion—but median three-year growth is 1,231 percent, substantially up from last year's 880.5 percent. The companies on this year's list employ more than 45,000 people. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Inc.com/500.