Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations, held a number of fundraising events to support the victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana.

According to VP/Resort Acquisitions Dave Dawson “Since some of our offices and many of our resorts are based in Florida, we are particularly sensitive to the flood victims in nearby Louisiana.  This is why we pitched in and pulled together donations of non-perishable food items and clothing at our resorts in this area. Guests and employees donated to the “care packages” which were then distributed through the Red Cross to those in need.”

The Florida employees also held a “fun”-raising event called “Louisiana Bingo.”  This group then held a 50/50 raffle and the winner donated her portion back into the “pot” for distribution to the charitable cause.   The funds raised were contributed to The United Way with the designation that the money sent would go to flood victims from Louisiana.  GCI’s Corporate Headquarters also enthusiastically participated with a successful fundraising raffle in Kansas with all funds being donated to help Louisiana flood victims.

“We are committed to giving back to our community in any way we can,” said Dawson.  “Whether it is cash, clothing, canned goods, blankets or whatever makes sense, we’re glad to be sharing with our community.”

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