Global Connections Travel Agency Announces VIP Tours

First Experience Already Sold Out

OVERLAND PARK, KS – April 19, 2018 Global Connections Inc. (GCI) a well-known travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) also operates a full-service travel agency, Global Connections Travel. For years the Travel Agency has offered VIP themed cruises - Military, Valentine’s Day, 50s and 60s themed adventure to the Caribbean, a distinctive voyage through the Panama Canal, an Elton John Experience, and a 7-day Caribbean Cruise benefitting Children’s Mercy Hospital to name a few. This year the Travel Agency has announced specialty VIP Tours..

The first such VIP Tour experience, called “70 Years of Israel”—celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday—sold out in record time. The intimate group experience for 24 will travel to Israel later this year.

Next year, the featured VIP tour will be an Oktoberfest Tour to Southern Germany. The small group is beginning to fill up and includes an exclusive tent for GDV Members at Oktoberfest in Munich. The group will also visit some exceptional auto museums including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. They will enjoy a Cogwheel train ride and a scenic Rhine River Cruise.

On the heels of the 2019 Oktoberfest VIP Tour will be the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau. Produced only once in a decade, the event is already stirring interest among GDV members.

These and similar luxury experiences are a direct result of Global’s commitment to member engagement. Global Connections Travel recently began offering Global Travel Webinars. The monthly educational webinars are gaining momentum and it was during one feedback session that the desire for unique and luxury travel opportunities surfaced.

Based on input during the Webinars, more special travel experiences are on the horizon as well. Travelers 18-35 will be able to explore Costa Rica on an active and adventurous 13-day tour. Also offered is a cruise to Cuba, and tours to Egypt, Antarctica and Bhutan.

“Our goal has always been to offer a variety of options to our members and travel agency clients. Each year we’ve expanded the opportunities and based on the Webinars, we are getting some better insight into our traveler’s desires,” said Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI. “We listened and came up with some terrific trips. Our member’s response is proving we are on the right track.”

About Global Connections, Inc.

Global Connections, Inc. 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 Connections Travel Agency

Global Connections Travel Agency has been a leading provider of travel, including cruises and tours, for more than 20 years. Its buying power allows the full-service agency to secure all types of vacation travel including transportation at affordable rates. Travelers may call 888-999-7654 to speak with a professional travel consultant or 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

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