May 3, 2017 – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has announced its annual “Shoot for the Stars” contest. The yearly event selects winners in three categories from Travel Club Members who participate via social media. The contest began in 2005 with barely 30 entries from Global Discovery Vacations club members. Last year’s record breaking contest brought in over 1000 entries.

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 will be awarded in each of the three categories: Family & Friends, Landscape and Wacky & Wild. In total, prizes are to be valued at more than $3,000 overall.

Melanie Gring, Global Connections’ Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Public Relations said “Our ‘Shoot for the Stars’ contest serves a dual purpose. It engages our GDV members and provides us with authentic images to use in our member collateral materials, on the website, and in testimonials. The photos show real members and real member experiences. The contest is a terrific combination for building loyalty and member engagement, as well as building our library of vacation images.”

Last year’s winning images included family fun time at Universal Studios in Florida, a view of Eagle’s Nest in Austria, Puente Nuevo Bridge in Spain, Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano, Maui’s Hana Waterfall, and Bamboo Beach Club in Clearwater, Florida.

“We’re excited to see what this year’s entries bring us!” says Melanie.

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