White Oak Lodge and Resort Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

June 2, 2014 –Gatlinburg, TN – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) today announced its White Oak Lodge and Resort in Gatlinburg, TN, has been ranked 4th out of 64 in the category of Specialty Lodging in Gatlinburg and was awarded the coveted 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor. To qualify, businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five from travelers’ reviews.

“We are excited to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for White Oak Lodge and Resort,” commented Dave Dawson, Vice President of GCI. “This accolade is confirmation of the high quality of the resort and the personable service offered by the staff to our guests.”

One review posted on TripAdvisor called White Oak a “first class place in the mountains,” while another raved about the “very beautiful cabin”. A recent reviewer called it a “little slice of heaven.” According to Dawson, “these are the kinds of comments every resort looks forward to and we are proud that White Oak Lodge and Resort elicits this level of review.”

Located on 17 acres near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, White Oak Lodge and Resort is a planned mixed-use property including 60 one- two- and three-bedroom log cabin homes and 12 two- and three- bedroom condominiums. The resort features a tennis court, nature trails, outdoor grills, clubhouse and swimming pool with two grottos and waterfalls.

Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, GCI is recognized as a leader in the travel club industry offering its members a host of benefits and vacationing options to more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Colorado, Florida and Tennessee and further owns and leases multiple resort condominium units throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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