Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Offers Special Values for Summer Visitors to Disney

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 6, 2010

No matter what the reason for visiting Orlando this summer, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has an option for everybody, with standard summer rates starting at $ 139 per night.

Nestled within a nature preserve and surrounded on three sides by Walt Disney World

Orlando Hotel Gets Quirky, Celebrates Epcot’s Return of ‘Captain EO’ With Free Upgrade to Fans

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 20, 2010

In a bit of an “off-beat” promotion, the new Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is giving a complimentary “Disney-view” upgrade to Captain EO fans who wear a white sequin glove during check-in. The offer is in honor of this summer’s return of “Captain EO” to Walt Disney World’s Epcot.

“Captain EO,” the classic musical spectacular that thrilled Epcot guests from 1986-1994, has returned to Epcot for a special open-ended run. The attraction’s return provides a nostalgic look back for fans wanting to see Michael Jackson in a rare performance created for the big screen.

“When it comes great hotel perks… you certainly can’t ‘beat it,’” said Peter Kacheris, managing director. “We have one of the best Disney views in the destination, hands down!”

Nestled within a nature preserve and surrounded on three sides by Walt Disney World

Travel Insured Steps Up Role in SYTA Youth Foundation to Provide Financial & Mentoring Support to Deserving Student & Youth Travelers

East Hartford, CT (Vocus) August 10, 2010

Travel Insured international has stepped up its 2010 involvement with the SYTA Youth Foundation, the philanthropic sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association. The SYTA Youth Foundation provides financial assistance and travel experience programs that impact the lives of the next generation of global citizens. SYTA is the non-profit trade association comprised of travel agent, tour operator and travel supplier members. Known as “The Voice of Student & Youth Travel

Travel Insured Donates $7,500 Gift from Student Group Bookings to SYTA Youth Foundation at 2010 Conference

E. Hartford, CT (Vocus) September 7, 2010

Travel Insured international capped its participation in the 2010 Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) “Discover Gold” Conference in Sacramento on August 30 by donating a gift of $ 7,500 to the SYTA Youth Foundation, SYTA’s philanthropic sister organization. The SYTA Youth Foundation provides financial assistance and travel experience programs that impact the lives of the next generation of global citizens. SYTA is the non-profit trade association comprised of travel agent, tour operator and travel supplier members. Known as “The Voice of Student & Youth Travel

Maris, West & Baker Wins Big at National ADDY Awards Ceremony

Jackson, MS (Vocus) October 21, 2010

At the national ADDY Awards ceremony, held on June 12, 2010, Maris, West & Baker (MWB) won 2 Gold ADDY Awards and 1 Silver Addy Award for their work on behalf of The Shack Up Inn. With over 60,000 entries on a local level, MWB was among only 250 national winners, and the only Jackson based advertising agency to win at the national level.

Many of the entries on the national level were from large global agencies and accounts, including HBO, P&G, Sony, Intel and Direct TV. ”To win at a national level is an accomplishment that doesn’t happen every day,” said Peter Marks, President of MWB. “While we are proud of this achievement, the real reward comes from designing campaigns that produce results for our clients.”

The Shack Up Inn campaign concept and posters were created and written by Keith Fraser, MWB Associate Creative Director, Marc Leffler, MWB Creative Director: and Randy Lynn. Vice President, Creative Director/Writer. Keith Fraser accepted the awards on behalf of the agency at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida.

One of the judges of the competition, Cameron Day, of McGarrah Jessee, commented about the Shack Up Inn Poster Campaign, “I was floored by your poster campaign, which was beautifully art directed and quite nicely written. If you can part with a set, I would feel proud to hang them in my house.”

In addition to the 3 national ADDY wins, MWB also scored big on a district level, taking home 2 gold Addy’s and 4 silver’s out of 21 total winners representing 6 states. The district awards were received for MWB’s work on behalf of The Mississippi SIDs Alliance, Amvac Chemical, and The Shack Up Inn.

About MWB

Maris, West & Baker is a 40-year-old, full-service advertising agency. Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, MWB combines award-winning creative, production, marketing, and branding expertise to provide effective marketing solutions for its clients. Samples of the agency’s campaigns can be seen at http://www.mwb.com.

About the ADDY Awards

With over 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY Awards are the world’s largest advertising competition. The American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association, conducts the ADDY Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. Entrants compete at the local level, and then ADDY Award winners advance to the regional level before continuing on to the national level.


Timeshare Resorts Celebrate the Holidays; Seasonal Touches Create Special Experience for Vacationers

Washington, DC (Vocus) November 2, 2010

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, millions of Americans travel to celebrate the holidays with friends and families. With timeshare being a natural choice for a spacious, homey vacation, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recently surveyed its members to discover what exciting holiday events they were offering. From Arizona to Colorado to Florida, timeshare resorts across the country are rolling out the sleighs and cooking up the turkeys to help guests have fantastic, memorable holidays.

“Spending Thanksgiving or Christmas in a special place with the ones you love not only provides fun times, it creates important memories,” said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO. “We encourage everyone to explore timeshare for their next holiday get-together.”

Imagine arriving at your fully decorated unit already stocked with groceries for the week. That’s one of the amenities that Breckenridge Grand Vacations in Colorado offers. Set against a beautiful backdrop of decorations and lights, guests here tend to come back year after year and look forward to celebrating the holidays with their extended resort families. They go on sleigh rides, dog sled adventures and simply kick back and enjoy time with family.

“There is a lot of tradition at our resort and the guests seem to enjoy getting away from their normal routines and spending the holidays in this great location,” says Kit Armour, general manager, Breckenridge Grand Vacations.

Guests at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort are treated to a grand themed vacation every year. This year’s theme is gingerbread and it can be seen in the decorations as well as the activities. There will be a gingerbread house-building contest and special menu items including gingerbread-flavored milkshakes for the kids.

“Many of our guests come for a New Year’s celebration that includes the January 1 Fiesta Bowl,” says Clark Rowley, director of marketing and public relations, Scottsdale Camelback Resort. “This is one of the major college bowl games and there’s a week packed with bowl activities for the football enthusiast.

On the other side of the country, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando caters to the vacationers looking to escape winter and celebrate the holidays in a warmer climate. An oversized gingerbread house provides an apt setting for family photos and guests can order a full holiday meal – including turkey with all the trimmings – to eat in their comfortable, large in-unit dining areas. There is always an amazing array of holiday activities at nearby Disney resorts that guests can take advantage of and in addition, this year Holiday Inn Club members can use their Club Points to see the world-famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2010 Holiday Tour.

“From our tree lighting ceremony on the day after Thanksgiving through our multiple New Years’ parties we have a very active and fun holiday season for our guests,” says Stacy Sutherland, vice president of corporate communications for Orange Lake Resorts, home to Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

There are timeshare resorts around the country offering great holiday packages. For more information on timeshare vacations, please visit http://www.VacationBetter.org.

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969, ARDA today has over 1,000 members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC). For more information, visit http://www.arda.org or ARDA’s consumer website at http://www.VacationBetter.org.


Lou Ann Burney, ARDA




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