Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) a well-known travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) has been selected as a Finalist in three categories in the ARDA Awards program sponsored by the American Resort Development Association, the national trade association for the vacation and resort development industries.

At the core of GCI’s success is its strong customer service culture.  Two of its team members were selected as Finalists in the Owner/Customer Relations Administrative Support Professional category:  Julie DeFosset and Danyaha “Dani” Williams.

Also selected as a Finalist was Global Connections’ Employee Newsletter: Global Explorer, a monthly digital publication focused on creating loyalty and camaraderie among its employees spread out in numerous locations.  GCI received a fourth Finalist recognition for its Employee Recognition Event: Employee Appreciation Week.

According to Melanie Gring, Chief Strategic Alliances and Brand Officer for GCI, “We are honored to share these finalist recognitions with so many outstanding vacation industry companies and individuals.  The “ARDY” Awards shine the light on Global Connections and our team of exceptional professionals.”

The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, management and administration, advertising, promotion and communications.  Each year independent judges review hundreds of ARDY entries to select top contributors and accomplishments within the vacation industry.  The ARDY winners will be announced at ARDA World 2019 in Orlando, FL in April.

GCI employs over 150 professionals at its corporate office in Overland Park, KS, member fulfillment and property management offices in Clearwater, FL, Orlando, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC and resorts in Florida, Tennessee, Colorado and California.  Global Connections’ travel club, Global Discovery Vacations, is marketed and sold through independent sales distributorships located in cities across 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 member 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 about GCI visit

About Global Discovery Vacations

Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership-based travel club offering its member 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