Global Connections Makes Short List at ARDA Awards

American Resort Development Association Names Finalists in Annual Awards Program

OVERLAND PARK, KS – March 23, 2016 – Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider, which has received numerous awards and recognitions from prestigious hospitality industry organizations over the years, has added two more notable honors to its portfolio. The company was named as a Finalist in two important categories by ARDA (American Resort Development Association) in its annual ARDA Awards Program. The Finalists are selected from hundreds of entries.

Global Connections was named in the Advertising, Promotion and Communications Division Category as a Finalist for Print Magazine Advertisement "Global's Got What You Need"; the company's Creative Team (who was responsible for the Magazine Ad) was also named independently as a Finalist in the category of Graphic Design Professional or Team. The Creative Team is charged with producing the majority of collateral material, video, graphics, ads, and social media for all divisions of the company.

Winners of the coveted "ARDY" Award will be announced at the industry association's annual gathering, ARDA World 2016 at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on May 4.

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 multiple resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

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.

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