Overland Park, KS – March 1, 2013Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) one of the nation’s most respected travel clubs has received recognition by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in the Advertising, Promotion & Communication Division of the 2013 ARDA Awards.

Owned and managed by Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) and located north of Clearwater on the West Coast of Florida, the Beso Del Sol Resort features a mix of garden and Gulf-view studio units, as well as one- and two-bedroom condominiums. Amenities at the waterfront resort 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.

The ARDA Awards Program recognizes the achievements and overall professional excellence of industry individuals and companies. GCI is proud to be recognized as a finalist in three categories for the creation and design of the web site, logo, and member guidebook for its Pura Vida Travel Club program which is distributed in Mexico. The finalists for these categories will be judged on the target market and purpose of the project, the total budget and circulation, and the continuity of the concept and theme of the project materials. The winners will be announced at the 2013 ARDA Awards Gala on April 10, 2013 at the ARDA World convention being held in Hollywood, FL.

As a leader in the travel club industry, GCI provides its members with a host of benefits and vacationing options to more than 700 North American resorts. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, GCI is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Colorado, Florida and Tennessee as well as condominium units in Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Partner alliances with exchange and cruise organizations, along with owned and leased properties, provide on-demand vacations around the world for the company’s expanding member base. For additional information, contact Melanie Gring at 561-417-7559 or


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