Global Connections Inc. (GCI), the highly-respected resort developer, travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations (GDV), is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Grand Prize drawing held by its authorized sales distributor Global Travel Network (GTN). Over the course of 2018, 120,000 participants entered GTN drawings at various venues in California, Colorado and Utah. The lucky winners, John and Robin Whittaker (Salt Lake City, UT) were selected from 4,000 participants at a Spring Home and Garden show in March 2018.

GTN is an authorized Sales Distributor for GCI and its travel club product, Global Discovery Vacations, which provides a membership based on “Star Credits,” allowing members to select a vacation program to fit their lifestyle and budget. Open since August of 2002, GTN has three sales centers including headquarters in Salt Lake City, as well as centers in Denver, Colorado and Roseville, California.

The winning couple were very excited to receive $5000 to spend at Home Depot. When asked what they were going to do with their winnings they answered quickly. “We need a sink and a new garbage disposal,” said Robin. John followed up with “We are installing a new deck.”

“We were extremely pleased with the success of this marketing campaign,” said Scott Nichols, President of GTN. “It was an added bonus that the Whittakers are also GDV members and were selected at random from thousands of entries.”

With distributors and sales centers located throughout the United States, GCI (headquartered in Overland Park, KS) provides its GDV members with a host of vacationing options and leisure benefits including condominium stays in 700 North American resorts, cruises, and campground options. GCI is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado and further owns and leases multiple resort condominium units throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

To become a GDV sales distributor or learn more about Global Connections, Global Discovery Vacations and the company’s products and services, call Melanie Gring at 561-212-5359.

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 visit

About Global Travel Network

Global Travel Network (GTN) is a private travel and vacation services company that offers the benefits of exclusive access to pricing outsiders cannot access anywhere else.  GTN contracts directly with travel providers and aggregators to meet the high standards of service and pricing today’s travels have come to expect. For more information visit