Dunedin, FL, July 6, 2011The Beso Del Sol Resort in Dunedin, Florida, has recently received the coveted 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honors top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants, and attractions, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site.

Owned and managed by Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) and located north of Clearwater on the West Coast of Florida, the Beso Del Sol Resort received “excellent” ratings from travelers who shared their opinions on TripAdvisor. To qualify, businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five from travelers’ reviews.

Commented, Sadie Ruiz, Operations Manager, “We are extremely proud to receive the TripAdvisor award since it is a reflection of customer comments. We consistently strive to offer our guests a memorable vacation experience and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is paying off.”

After its purchase by GCI in July 2008, the waterfront property underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project of the nearly 80 units and common areas. The interiors feature tropical décor, granite and maple kitchens and baths, fully equipped kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances and entertainment electronics. In directing property management for the resort, GCI also provides all condominium maintenance and housekeeping services on behalf of the condo owners and manages on-site rental and guest services for owners desiring to participate in Global’s rental program.

The whole ownership condominiums include a mix of garden and Gulf-view studio units, as well as one- and two-bedroom condominiums. Amenities include two swimming pools, hot tub, waterfront sundeck, fitness center and private pier with deep-water boat slips, plus the Marker 8 Tiki Bar and 4,000-sq. ft. dual-level waterfront venue for special events and corporate gatherings.

TripAdvisorbranded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors. TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde’ Nast, Traveler, Good Housekeeping TIME Magazine and Travel + Leisure. The sites operate in 29 countries.

As a leader in the travel club industry, Global Connections provides its 170,000 Global Discovery Vacations travel club membership base with a host of benefits and vacationing options. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, the 15-year old GCI is the owner and developer of five resorts in California, Colorado, Florida and Tennessee and also owns multiple resort condominium units in Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.  For more information visit, and



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