TravelStore Earns Best Places to Work Honors in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sacramento
August 24, 2021 – TravelStore, the leading Los Angeles-headquartered and employee-owned travel management company, today announced its designation as a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sacramento, Calif.
The awards recognize outstanding workplaces, selected and ranked based on results from detailed employee engagement and satisfaction surveys as well as information submitted on each company’s benefits, policies, and practices. The surveys ranked small, medium, and large companies on subjects such as leadership, corporate culture, and communications. TravelStore’s headquarters in Los Angeles as well as its Irvine and Sacramento offices were recognized by the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sacramento Business Journals.
“TravelStore set out to provide exemplary service, expertise, and innovation to our customers while establishing a fulfilling, healthy, and gratifying environment for our employee-owners. Being recognized as a Best Place to Work is validation that we’re on the right track,” said Osvaldo Ramos, TravelStore’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Notable elements of TravelStore’s applications include:
- Certified employee-owned business status: Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- Direct access to the President and CEO for employees to voice concerns and suggestions about the direction of TravelStore
- Paid holiday time for employees on their birthday
- An additional paid week off in December for employees for the holidays
- Access to paid familiarization trips worldwide for employees to expand their travel knowledge
- Paid industry networking opportunities for employees (such as Signature, NBTA, POOST, local travel association, and GBTA events)
- Discounts on personal vacation travel worldwide
- Charitable giving and volunteering opportunities for employees
TravelStore ranked 17th in the medium company category in Los Angeles. The 2021 awards ceremony was the 15th annual event for Best Places to Work Los Angeles and celebrated the top 100 companies that earned honors at a virtual event on August 9, 2021. TravelStore ranked 19th in Orange County, again in the medium company category. TravelStore’s ranking for Sacramento will be unveiled on October 14, 2021, at a hybrid in-person and virtual event hosted by the Sacramento Business Journal.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Best Place to Work this year,” said Brian Crawford, TravelStore’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “These honors help validate what we already believe to be true – that our work environment is one of positivity, innovation and support – and after the challenges of the past year these recognitions are even sweeter.”
Established in 1975, employee-owned TravelStore is one of the nation’s top travel agencies. Headquartered in Los Angeles with several branch locations throughout California, specializing in both business travel management and leisure travel services, TravelStore is a BCD Travel Affiliate, offering a full array of business travel management services with a focus on customer service, including dedicated account management, advanced technology solutions, automated quality control, custom reporting, and exclusive negotiated rate programs. TravelStore is also a member of Signature Travel Network and specializes in luxury cruises, tours, and custom vacation packages. For more information, visit TravelStore.com.