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Global Connections Opens 2017 Vacation Activities Bracket Voting
Overland Park, KS – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a pioneer in the travel club industry, has announced that the members of Global Discovery Vacations may now participate in a college basketball tournament-style bracket-voting to establish their favorite vacation activities.

According to Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI, “We’ve taken 16 popular activities that travelers enjoy while vacationing. Each day members vote for their favorite. Over the course of three weeks, the destinations will be narrowed down one by one until reaching the Best Four.”

The Best Four activities will then be paired up against each other to see which comes out the favorite. The voting takes place via Global Discovery Vacations’ popular social media pages. GCI ran a similar contest in 2016 but it featured vacation destinations with the Lake Tahoe area surfacing as the winner.

In the 2017 Vacation Activities bracket challenge, the initial 16 competitors for the contest are:

01. Watersports 
02. Nature Hikes
03. Amusement Parks
04. Museums/Landmarks
05. Wineries/Breweries
06. Extreme/Thrill-seeking
07. Beach
08. Winter sports
09. Live Entertainment
10. Shopping/Dining
11. Getting Lost/Exploring 
12. Cruising
13. Taking a Tour
14. Relaxing
15. Immersing in Culture
16. National Parks

The winning activity will be announced the same day as the final game of the NCAA basketball tournament—April 3, 2017.

About Global Connections, Inc.
Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider. Considered a leader in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options at more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit

About Global Discovery Vacations
Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations, a full service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits. For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit
Melanie Gring
Global Connections, Inc.
Georgi Bohrod, RRP

Publishing Dates: 03/21/17 – 05/21/17
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