An online travel company headquartered in Panama City Beach is expanding. Bookit.com broke ground on Friday on a new 20,000 square foot facility off Back Beach Road.
The new headquarters will house executive offices, a customer service department, design and technology offices and a call center for guests wishing to book with an agent.
Right now, Bookit.com provides destinations to Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and New Orleans, and will soon offer travel to Las Vegas and New York City.
Officials say the company also benefits the local economy.
“Primarily, our workforce is right here from Panama City. We have roughly 200 people. And, it's that team that's allowing this company to grow the way it is," said Tom Dibacco, vice president of Finance of Business for Bookit.com.
The new Bookit.com facility should be open for business in December.