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Record Breaking Number of Entries in 2016 Contest

OVERLAND PARK, KS – October 23, 2017 Global Connections Inc. (GCI) has selected exceptional photos from nearly 1000 entries in its 12th Annual “Shoot for the Stars” Contest.

Travel industry leader GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options. Member contests such as Shoot for the Stars continue to grow in popularity among GDV’s 75,000+ active members.

First, second and third prizes were awarded in each of the three categories: Family & Friends, Landscape and Wacky & Wild. In total, prizes were valued at more than $3,000 overall.

“Another year, another amazing collection of photos from GDV members,” said Melanie Gring, GCI’s VP/Strategic Alliances. “Our members shared their memories from worldwide travels and it was a tough decision to limit our winners to only nine images.

“It really is exciting to see all the places and activities our members experienced on their vacation,” she continued. “We’re particularly fortunate these photos are so great because we use them in member collateral materials, on the website, and in testimonials.

All the winning photos are posted on Facebook and the GDV Blog. Pictured below are the winners in each category.

First place contest winners were awarded a $500 Global Connections Inc. vacation credit, good towards condos, cruises, tours and more. Each second- place winner received a free activity fee and the prize for third place winners was a one--bedroom “Expressway” condo vacation. The Executive’s Choice Award winner had the option to select from any of the three prizes offered and this year’s winner-- for their photo taken on the beach in Hawaii--selected the $500 vacation credit.

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, 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


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