Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider, has released positive information regarding the State of the Company
GCI is unique in the vacation industry as it is both a resort developer and a membership travel club. In 2015 the company reports that it increased sales distributorships by 50% and it expects to exceed that in 2016.
Tom Lyons, President and CEO says that the business model of combining resort development and travel club provider allows GCI to meet the growing travel demands of nearly 75,000 active members.
“In 2016, we plan to expand outside of our ‘direct-to-consumer’ model with exit programs for vacation ownership companies and an employee vacation and benefit package for other sectors outside the industry,” stated Tom Lyons. “We’re proud to say that year after year Global Connections continues to evolve and offer the most comprehensive travel solutions by one provider in the US and abroad.”
GCI opened for business in 1996 primarily as a Buying Service, which its Club, Global Discovery Vacations, still makes available to its thousands of members as part of their membership. Today its active membership base utilizes a panoply of travel services including stays at countless vacation condominiums. Global Connections also provides a full-service travel agency offering cruises, tours and vacation packages, and a concierge program. All the benefits and services of Global Discovery Vacations are available to book on-line.
In 2004, in an effort to provide superior services to its members, Global Connections began developing its own resorts. The company now owns five resorts located in Florida, Tennessee, Colorado and California. Global Connections also owns and leases multiple resort condominium units throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.
GCI employs more than 200 team members who work in the e home office in Overland Park, Kansas, Clearwater, Florida-based travel fulfillment center and on-site at GCI’s resort properties throughout the United States.
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 GDV 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 multiple resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.
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 a buying service.