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Village Travel celebrates 40 years

Keeping a travel-focused company running for four decades is no easy feat. Jeff Arensdorf, the current owner of Village Travel, credits his tour business success to hiring good people and offering quality service at a fair price.

“That’s what gets good results,” he said. “Also, I’m not risk averse, and I’ll take one if it looks healthy to me.”

Although the actual 40-year-anniversary celebrations for Village Travel won’t take place until next year, the Wichita-based company has already marked the occasion with major changes. A new name, a fresh logo and a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters building contribute to the rebranding of this bus and motorcoach company. Continue Reading…

Breaking ground on new headquarters this week

Village Travel is breaking ground Wednesday on 10 acres at the northwest corner of K-96 and Ridge Road where it’s building a new 48,000-square-foot headquarters.

“The sooner the better,” says president Jeff Arensdorf of the new building. Continue Reading…

Village Trave acquires 10 acres for new headquarters

For almost all of its almost 40 years in business, Village Travel has been headquartered near 21st and Tyler.

That’s going to change thanks to the company’s acquisition of 10 acres at the northwest corner of K-96 and Ridge Road.

“We do plan to build a new building there,” says president Jeff Arensdorf. “We’ve grown quite a bit.” Continue Reading…

Village Travel Honored with Motorcoach Industry’s Top Award

(Alexandria, VA) Village Travel, one of the largest charter coach and tour companies in the Midwest, was honored by its industry peers with the United Motorcoach Association’s Vision Award for large fleet operators, March 1, in St. Louis, at the organization’s annual convention, the Motorcoach Expo. The vision award is the association’s highest honor and there are two winners each year, one for a fleet of 15 or more motorcoaches and one for companies with fleets of 14 or fewer vehicles. Continue Reading…

Village Charters buys competitor Prestige Bus

Wichita-based Village Charters has strengthened its place in the local charter-bus market with the purchase of competitor Prestige Bus Charters.

With the purchase, terms of which were not disclosed, Village will add 21 charter buses to its fleet of 47 and bring on another 50 employees.

Jeff Arensdorf, president and co-owner of Village, tells me that all of Prestige’s operations will be folded into Village, and the businesses will operate as one from Village’s headquarters at 8620 W. 21st. Continue Reading…