Chicago, IL & Overland Park, KS – September, 2013 – Global Vacation Network (GVN) is celebrating 15 years of sales and service with Global Connections, Inc. (GCI). Global Vacation Network is the largest sales distributor of GCI’s travel club program, Global Discovery Vacations, with eight sales centers located in five states plus seven in-home sales teams.

GVN provides internal marketing and incentives for prospect generation and currently hosts over 30,000 guests a year in its preview centers, resulting in annual sales of $45 million.

According to GVN President Terry Diegel, “We are committed to providing unsurpassed customer service before, during, and after the sales presentation of the Global Discovery Vacations product and services. By eliminating all third-party marketing affiliations, we are better positioned to build solid relationships with out clients.”

GVN President Terry Diegel receiving an award from Steve Alleman, VP of GVN, recognizing Diegel’s 15 years of exceptional industry and customer service.

The GVN sales operations employ over 200 professionals with an eight-person executive team, six of whom have been with the company since it was founded in 1998. Added Steve Alleman, GVN Vice President, “We strive to constantly upgrade and streamline our internal marketing and promotional efforts for the best possible results. We also conduct and internal member referral program that generates 23% of our annual sales volume.”

As a leader in the travel club industry, GCI provides its 250,000 members of Global Discovery Vacations with a host of benefits and vacationing options. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, GCI is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Florida and Tennessee and further owns and leases multiple resort condominiums throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit or contact Melanie Gring at



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