Park, KS – April 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Global
Connections, Inc. (GCI), a pioneer in the travel club industry, has
announced that “National Parks” has come up the winner of the 2017 Vacation
Activities Bracket pairing, voted on by members of Global
Discovery Vacations (GDV).
it came down to the final four activities the most popular pursuits among
GDV members were Cruising, Nature Hikes, Beaches and the winning National
Parks. Beaches and National Parks paired up for the final round of vacation
activities championship competition – with the latter easily outdistancing
Activities Bracket is the second in a series of popularity contests
run similarly to the annual basketball tournament which takes place in
March. Global Bracketology is quickly becoming one of Global Connections
most popular contests. Last year, members voted on vacation destinations
with Lake Tahoe coming out on top with first-place recognition.
to Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI, “We took 16 activities that our
GDV members enjoy on vacation. Each day members voted for their favorite.
The activities ranged from “Winter Sports” to “Getting Lost and Exploring.”
Over the course of three weeks, the destinations were narrowed down one
by one until reaching the final four.”
“final four” destinations were paired up against each other. On the west
side of the equation, top-seeded “Nature Hikes” handily defeated “Watersports”
and then ran over “Museums and Landmarks” to reach the top. “Wineries/Breweries”
were easily taken by finalist “Beaches.” In the east, “Live Entertainment”
prevailed over “Shopping”; “Taking a Tour” easily overtook “Relaxing.”
In the end, it was “Beaches” vs. “National Parks,” with “National Parks”
reaching the top billing.
social media engagement program is highly successful. This year we are
proud to say two of our social media contests were Finalists in the American
Resort Development Association Awards Program. These contests are one way
we keep our GDV members in a vacation mind-set even when they are not travelling,”
Global Connections, Inc.
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
Global Discovery Vacations
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 GlobalDiscoveryVacations.com.