Global Connections (GCI) Honored with Six Finalist Awards

American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Announces ARDY Finalists

OVERLAND PARK, KS – March 27, 2018 Global Connections Inc. (GCI) a well-known travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) has been selected as a Finalist in six categories in the ARDA Awards program sponsored by the American Resort Development Association.

GCI won finalist honors for Inventory Revenue Management Manager; Employee Recognition Program or Event/non-sales-marketing (Employee Appreciation Week); Maintenance Manager; Newsletter (Global Explorer Employee Newsletter); Owner/Membership Guide (Global Discovery Vacations E-Guide) and Owner/Guest/Customer Engagement Program (Shoot for the Stars).

According to Melanie Gring, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for GCI, “We are honored to share the finalist recognition with so many outstanding companies and individuals. The “ARDY” Awards shine the light on Global Connections and our team of exceptional professionals who work so hard to make our company and travel club, Global Discovery Vacations, stand head to head with some of the vacation industry giants.”

The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, outstanding accomplishment in sales and marketing, product design and advertising. The final awards will be announced at ARDAWorld 2018 in Las Vegas in May. The national trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries promotes the growth of the shared ownership industry in a variety of ways. Each year independent judges review hundreds of entries to select top contributors and accomplishments.

GCI employs over 150 professionals at its corporate office in Overland Park, KS and three member fulfillment and property management offices in Clearwater, FL, Orlando, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC. Global Connections' travel club Global Discovery Vacations is marketed and sold through independent sales distributorships located in cities across the United States. GCI has been an active member of ARDA for 15 years.

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 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

For Additional Information Contact
Melanie Gring at 561.417.7559
Media Contact: Georgi Bohrod 619-255-1661