Inntopia Recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015

Stowe, Vermont, UNITED STATES


Stowe, Vermont, Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inntopia has been named as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community.

We are thrilled to have been awarded this recognition by OUTSIDE Magazine,” said Craig Deluca, COO of Inntopia. “Inntopia has a simple formula: start by hiring special people who want to create something extraordinary. Then do everything possible to unleash their full potential. Good pay and benefits, free snacks, beer-Friday, and flexibility are cool, but the ‘special sauce’ is trust, respect, camaraderie, challenging work, personal and professional growth, and achievement. Nurture your people and they will create amazing business results."

“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”

With Inntopia’s headquarters located in the picturesque resort town of Stowe, Vermont, the bulk of the employees also reap the benefits of its setting. Lunch time more often than not is spent enjoying walks, hikes, runs, or bike rides. In the winter time, employees turn to cross-country skiing at Trapp Family Lodge, fat biking on the Stowe Rec Path, and alpine skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort, all only minutes outside the door. Inntopia employees (and their families) are eligible for generous benefits packages, including health and wellness, dental, and vision plans. A 401K plan, to which Inntopia contributes a match, is also offered.

“We wish to thank OUTSIDE Magazine for recognizing companies like Inntopia, companies who care deeply about their colleagues, and who are committed to creating environments where people can thrive personally and professionally. We hope it will inspire other companies to act similarly,” said Deluca.

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors such as corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/2034286/100-best-places-work-2015.

About Inntopia: Inntopia is a leading provider of e-commerce reservation technology and services in the destination travel industry. The company was founded in Stowe, Vt., by CEO Trevor Crist in 1998. In September 2014, Northstar Travel Media became the majority shareholder in Inntopia. Other partners in the company include Inntopia’s founder and CEO, Trevor Crist, Aspen Skiing Company, and Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. Google recognized Stowe as one of the nation’s most tech-friendly places, with a 2014 eCity Award, and credited Inntopia as one of the driving forces for this acknowledgement.

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company.

About the Best Company Group: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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