All Around ARDA World with Global Connections, Inc.

OVERLAND PARK, KS – April 1, 2015 – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI, a leader in the travel industry, will have a major presence at ARDA World 2015. GCI is an active member of ARDA (American Resort Development Association) which has almost 1,000 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations with extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The trade association’s annual convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, April 12-16. 3,000 attendees are expected.

Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI, will be a featured speaker on the panel which looks into the new approaches to vacation ownership. This innovative and experienced panel will discuss various types of alternative products such as short-term, fixed term and diminishing use timeshare products and travel clubs. Also speaking on this issue are William Guthrie (Foley & Lardner LLP), William J Ryczek (Colebrook Financial Company) and David F. Callahan (Interval International). The educational session will be held Tuesday, April 14 at 2:45 p.m.

When 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 its competition.

The Vacation 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.

Global Connections Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS. It opened in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider, and is considered a leader in the travel industry. It offers its members a wide variety of benefits and vacation options for more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is also 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.

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