Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals' Milne Elected to VRMA's Board of Directors

Bob Milne
Bob Milne, president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC, has been elected to serve as a director for the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), the international trade association for the professionally managed vacation rental industry. Milne joins the non-profit group’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of an international association that is proactively committed to being both a valuable resource and a dedicated advocate for the professionally managed vacation rental industry,” said Milne. “VRMA has tremendous knowledge, insights and tools to offer to vacation rental professionals to help meet the needs of renters and owners as we continue to grow our industry together.”

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hit the Slopes at Special Rates with Ski Destination Deals from Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Save Up to 30% Off Lodging Plus Free Passes to Attractions;
Book Condos and Private Homes in Top-Ranked Ski Towns, Identified by SKI Magazine


Take advantage of the best that North America snow country has to offer by booking one of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals ski destination deals*–good for travel through 2013. Travelers can take advantage of offers which include discounted lift tickets, free night stays, and up to 30% off vacation rental accommodations.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the leader in professionally managed vacation rentals, has a diverse portfolio of ski-in/ski-out properties in several of the top ski destinations (ranked by SKI Magazine, October 2012), including Park City, Utah; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge, Colo.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Launches Wyndham Home Exchange

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, today announced the launch of Wyndham Home ExchangeSM. The program allows homeowners of vacation rental properties to trade weeks at their rental property for access to accommodations at more than 4,000 RCI affiliated resorts around the world.

“With Wyndham Home Exchange, we are leveraging our network as part of one of the world’s largest hospitality providers to give homeowners an added benefit to renting their homes with Wyndham,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. “By deciding to rent with us, homeowners gain access to thousands of vacation opportunities in nearly 100 countries. It’s a very exciting way for owners of vacation homes to see the world by exchanging a week or more of their rental home for vacations at more resorts than anyone else has on offer for exchange.”

The new program, administered by RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange company, gives Wyndham Vacation Rentals® homeowners access to additional vacation options by allowing them to deposit weeks of their choosing at their rental property to RCI. The week is then converted to points that homeowners can use to exchange for a stay in another available accommodation within the exchange network. Homeowners will be able to deposit up to five weeks per year, which also expands the vacation options available to RCI subscribing members.

“We’ve piloted the program in Europe with great success. Hundreds of owners have found themselves on vacations they’ve always dreamed of and come home with rave reviews. And for our RCI exchange network, the rental properties that are deposited into our system are in great demand by the millions of RCI members who are always on the look-out for new and unique products, locations and vacation destinations. It’s a win-win for both our vacation rental owners and RCI members,” added Ballotti.

Many of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ properties in North America are currently eligible for the Wyndham Home Exchange program, with properties from English Country Cottages, cottages4you, Hoseasons, The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Novasol® expected to join the program in the coming months.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Make it a WINter to Remember with Getaway Sweepstakes on Facebook from Wyndham Vacation Rentals®

One Grand Prize winner will be eligible to receive a prize valued up to $3,000 USD; Daily Instant Win game winners will be eligible to receive a $25 USD VISA® Gift Card

Like Wyndham Vacation Rentals®? If so, you could be eligible to win a $2,500 USD travel voucher for a stay at a Wyndham Vacation Rentals property in North America and a $500 USD VISA® gift card when you ‘like’ the Wyndham Vacation Rentals Facebook page.

Through the WINter Getaway Sweepstakes, launched today by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), Facebook users who ‘like’ Wyndham Vacation Rentals will have a chance to win the Grand Prize and use their $2,500 USD travel voucher to choose from any Wyndham Vacation Rentals in North America, including villas, resort condominiums, and beautifully appointed private homes in popular beach, ski, mountain, theme park, golf and tennis resort destinations, subject to certain restrictions.*

Participants can also play The Instant Win Game daily where one lucky Facebook user will be selected each day to win a $25 USD VISA® gift card. The sweepstakes ends on February 3, 2013. The Instant Win Game winners will be notified daily via email. The Grand Prize winner will be selected on or about February 11, 2013 after the sweepstake ends.

“The guests who rent with us can be the most powerful advocates of Wyndham Vacation Rentals and know first-hand the great service and accommodations we provide,” said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC. “Many already share memories of their vacation experience while staying with us with their friends and family on social media websites. We want to show our appreciation to all of our Facebook fans who are helping to spread the good word about us by offering them a chance to win a vacation at one of our many fantastic rentals.”

Participants can boost their chances of winning the Wyndham Vacation Rentals WINter Getaway Sweepstakes by playing The Instant Win Game on Facebook, which runs during the eight week promotion. The ‘Guess the Destination’ game reveals a picture along with hints and asks the participant to identify where the photo was taken. By guessing correctly, the participant receives an additional entry into the sweepstakes and a chance to win the daily instant prize, a $25 USD VISA® gift card. Sweepstakes participants can continue increasing their chances of winning the Wyndham Vacation Rentals WINter Getaway Sweepstakes Grand Prize by recruiting their network of friends and family to play. The participant receives the additional entry for every completed sweepstakes registration shared through a link on Facebook and Twitter.

Backed by Wyndham Worldwide, one the most trusted names in hospitality, Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers travelers confidence and peace-of-mind when booking a vacation rental with their Vacation Rental Bill of Rights, six tenets that every traveler should expect when booking a vacation rental stay. These six tenets include working with an experienced hospitality company; receiving customer service before, during, and after a stay; searching through property descriptions that are detailed and accurate; choosing from a diverse selection of accommodations; booking and paying confidently in real time; and expecting a clean and regularly inspected rental.

*For more information and official rules on the Wyndham Vacation Rentals WINter Getaway Sweepstakes, please visit: www.facebook.com/WyndhamVacationRentals.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Runners Will Take on 24-Hour Sand Run World Record to Benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The 2012 World 24-Hour Run Championships overall winner and Women's World 24-Hour Championships Runner-Up, who both set the American 24hr run records for their genders this year, will be joined by four other ultra runners to make an attempt at the Guinness World Record(c) for “Greatest Distance Run on the Sand in 24hrs” by an individual. The goal of this effort is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).

The record breaking attempt will take place February 16-17th at Tops'l Beach and Racquet Resort in Destin, Florida, on the sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, in conjunction with the Destin 50 Beach Ultra race. The current record, as certified by Guinness World Records(c), is 83.04 miles and was set by Christian Burke in 2010.

Mike Morton (FL), the current World Champion and American record holder at the 24hr run, 2012 Badwater 135M winner and active duty member of Army special operations, will be leading a strong group of ultra runners in this challenge. He is flanked by fellow American 24hr record holder and World Championships Runner-Up, Connie Gardner (OH). Mike and Connie's teammate at the 2012 World 24-Hour Run Championships, Joe Fejes (GA), will be looking to turn his wealth of fixed-time run experience into a win at this event. The final three runners for this record breaking attempt, Sean 'Run Bum' Blanton (GA), Dustin Krajewski (CO) and Marie-Ange Smith (SC), are aiming to make their mark on the 24hr running world with solid performances.

Every dollar of pledges and donations made in the name of this record breaking attempt will go directly to SOWF. The overhead expenses for this event are being covered by the Destin 50 Beach Ultra and its sponsors. Make a pledge or immediate donation to the SOWF for this amazing event at www.24hrsandrun.org.

The benefiting charity, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, is one of the highest rated charities in the nation and provides full college scholarships for the children of military special operations personnel killed in combat or training and also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel.

Contact for interviews with runners or more information:
Destin 50 Beach Ultra
destin50@live.com
Zane Holscher, Race Director
PO Box 1333
Destin, Florida 32540
(229) 630-9051
www.destin50.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announces New Management and Sales Agreement with Destin Pointe

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has entered into an agreement with the owners of the prestigious Destin Pointe, An Island Neighborhood, located on Holiday Isle in Destin, Fla. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals will exclusively provide onsite vacation rental management and real estate services. The new partnership went into effect on Nov. 1, 2012.

The agreement includes a multi-year lease of the Beach Club, which houses the real estate and rental operations, the owners’ suites, the association office as well as the new fitness center. Renovations to the welcome center and the offices are currently underway. From this location, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is able to provide its property services to all owners and rental guests of Destin Pointe.

“Destin Pointe is a premier beach front community located on the Emerald Coast and is quite possibly one of Destin’s ‘hidden gems,’” said Lino Maldonado, vice president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “Many, if not all of the condominiums and private rentals offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Destin Pass. Along with the amenities and family atmosphere of Destin Pointe, our industry-recognized and award-winning services are an added value to our owners and renters. We look forward to working closely with the community.”

Sitting on 39 acres, the gated community of Destin Pointe is home to 159 cottages and personal homes offering unobstructed views of the emerald-tinted sea from the airy verandas and spacious front porches. Built in 1986 directly on Destin Pass, the six-story Magnolia House Tower is comprised of 66 units with one and two bedrooms ranging from 800 to 1,300 sq ft. Amenities include access to the Village Green, the Beach Club, tennis courts and more. The properties provide direct access to the beach on Destin Pass and Destin Harbor on the Gulf Coast, which you won’t find anywhere else in Destin.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Keystone Offers Kids Free Ski Rentals for the 2012-2013 Ski Season

Kids Can Upgrade to Snowboards for $4

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is celebrating the start of the 2012-2013 ski season by offering free ski rentals for children 12 years and under staying with their family at ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals properties in Keystone. Parents can save $13 on daily ski rentals per child, per day or upgrade to a snowboard for $4 per day during the duration of their stay. This offer is valid from now through April 7, 2013 at Keystone ResortQuest Ski and Sport.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals boasts family-friendly lodging in Keystone including condominiums and vacation townhomes, with some that are steps away from the ski lifts, rooms that offer dramatic views of snow-capped mountains, onsite game rooms, complimentary access to heated indoor pools and hot tubs, shuttle service to nearby ski terrain and more.

The Keystone Ski Area is home to some of the best skiing in the state including the most lighted area for night skiing, challenging landscapes for cross-country ski enthusiasts and friendly ski terrain for families and all ages. Additional activities include ice skating, hiking, dog sledding and snowmobiling.

Families can book their Keystone family ski experience at ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals with units starting at $127 per night. Wyndham Vacation Rentals boasts more than 95,000 rental properties around the world including a portfolio in major U.S. ski destinations in Colorado, Utah and Idaho, as well as popular European ski locales. To book, call 1-877-346-4450 or book online at WyndhamVacationRentals.com.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Up to 50% Off on Cyber Monday

Specials on Select Vacation Rentals Starting as Low as $69 USD Per Night

This holiday season, treat yourself or family and friends to a dream beach or ski vacation and save up to 50% off your stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals' Cyber Monday deals. Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, with more than 95,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations, is offering limited-time specials on select vacation rentals during Cyber Monday. Prices start from as low as $69 USD per night after applicable discounts.

Northwest Florida
Travelers looking to get away from the chills of winter may be able to warm up on the shores of Northwest Fla., home to the Gulf waters. Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday deal offers travelers up to 40% off Northwest Florida rentals on the beaches of South Walton, Panama City Beach, and other destinations for stays between March 1, 2013 and May 13, 2013.

Breckenridge, Colorado
For the budget-conscious traveler, Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday deal in Breckenridge is offering 50% off on early winter getaways for travel through Dec. 25, 2012. A family friendly destination, Breckenridge offers après-ski fun for guests of all ages and boasts attractions, from nightlife at clubs to symphonies at the Riverwalk Center. Travelers can enjoy indulging in beautiful rentals and relaxing at ski-in/ski-out private homes.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Ski and snowboarding enthusiasts craving for snow can descend on Steamboat Springs to carve out lines on a variety of terrain. Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday half off travel deal is offering guests 50% off on their second night when they book for two nights in January 2013. Guests can choose from a selection of ski-in/ski-out condominiums or townhomes just a short walk from the ski lifts.

Charleston Islands, South Carolina
Travelers who know that the early bird catches the worm can find savings on spring getaways with Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday deal on Charleston Islands. Travelers can save 30% off on an array of beachfront villas, cottages and fully equipped private homes with a variety of amenities to suit specific needs and tastes. The islands’ beautiful beaches and picturesque architecture can offer travelers an ideal setting to relax and unwind.

To learn more and book a Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday deal, book online using promo code CYBER when booking. The deal starts on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. EST and ends on Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. EST. Bookings are limited, subject to availability and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Expands Portfolio in Europe

World’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company adds 600-unit luxury holiday resort in the Drenthe province of Netherlands

Landal Greenparks logoWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that its Netherlands-based Landal GreenParks® brand has acquired the leasing and management operations of the holiday resort, Hof van Saksen. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers more than 95,000 properties in over 500 unique destinations, including approximately 88,000 units in Europe.

Hof Van Saksen logo
Opened in 2007, Hof van Saksen offers approximately 600 high-quality, thatched farmhouses situated in the untouched landscape of Drenthe province. The newly-renovated resort boasts the simple sophistication of famous Dutch design studio, Piet Boon® in its main building. The on-site facilities, including several restaurants, a swimming pool with flume and a spa with wellness center, provide a relaxing holiday experience.

"With its beautiful architecture and first-class facilities, Hof van Saksen is a strong addition to our growing portfolio of professionally managed vacation rental properties," said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. “Landal’s vast experience with managing holiday parks in Europe that attract nearly 2.1 million visitors every year will help make this property a great success in the destination for years to come.”

Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, offering European holiday experiences through recognized brands such as Landal GreenParks®, Hoseasons and James Villa Holidays. Its breadth and variety of accommodation types is unique, ranging from cottages, villas and castles to houseboats, caravans and tents, all with a self-catering element and professionally managed level of service consistent with the Wyndham experience.

The Hof van Saksen resort reopens today, October 12. Landal is accepting bookings through www.landal.com. For more information about Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Europe, as well as the U.S., visit www.wyndhamrentals.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wyndham Exchange & Rentals Wins Four American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA

Program United logo, designed by Julia BellomoThe Visual Communications team at Wyndham Exchange & Rentals® recently won four American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA. This competition is the biggest showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers.


RCI Vacation Rewards collateral, designed by John BakerGraphic Design USA provides in-house designers with an opportunity to be recognized for their talents and their contributions to their businesses and institutions with these awards. This year, more than 4,000 entries were submitted, with only a select group warranting a Certificate of Excellence.


RCI Corporate Capabilities brochure, designed by Sarah Weber"Our Wyndham Exchange & Rentals Visual Communications team members are extremely talented," said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. "Their hard work and creativity contributes to the success of many of our company initiatives, particularly for marketing and advertising materials. We're all so delighted and honored to see them recognized for their designs by a prestigious organization like Graphic Design USA."


Your World Your Way logo, designed by Noel CalelloWyndham Exchange & Rentals was recognized for four designs this year. The winning entries were: Program United logo, designed by Julia Bellomo; RCI Vacation Rewards collateral, designed by John Baker; RCI Corporate Capabilities brochure, designed by Sarah Weber; and Your World Your Way logo, designed by Noel Calello.


These entries, along with the other winners from the 2012 awards, are featured in a printed version of the Inhouse Design Annual, published online in the Inhouse Online Design Annual and displayed on the Graphic Design USA iPad® app.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals White Paper Reveals Significant Consumer Demand for a National, Hotel-Backed Brand

86% of Non-Vacation Rental Guests Would Consider a Hotel-Branded Vacation RentalWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, has released a white paper based on the findings of its 2012 survey conducted by PhoCusWright which examined U.S. consumers' attitudes and behaviors toward vacation rentals. In "Vacation Rentals: Do Brands Matter?," PhoCusWright presents a number of the study's key findings—the most significant being the appeal a hotel-branded vacation rental company holds for consumers.

Illustrating the power of a well-known brand, the PhoCusWright study revealed that 86 percent of non-vacation rental guests1 would be more likely to consider a hotel-branded vacation rental over other vacation rental options available in the marketplace. Respondents indicated that core benefits, such as consistent product features, and quality and service standards were the overarching reasons a hotel-branded vacation rental company would pique their interest when planning a vacation.

"At Wyndham Vacation Rentals, we pride ourselves in offering a consistent vacation rental experience that gives guests peace of mind," said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. "We're able to do this by combining a professionally managed rental model with the benefits of being backed by Wyndham Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. This position gives us the ability to offer a standard of service that people understand and can count on for all their stays."

The reasons respondents identified for finding a hotel-branded vacation rental more appealing included:
  • I would know what standard to expect from a home
  • It would be easier to contact someone with longer business hours
  • It would be easier to search and book online
  • A home would have more service options like housekeeping and check-in
  • There would be more information and pictures available online
  • I know I would have recourse if I needed help

PhoCusWright also projected that this same population of non-vacation rental guests represent a $12.4 billion opportunity annually based on the 20 million frequent travelers who have considered vacation rentals in the past. This number was arrived at by assuming two adults per household with an average lodging spend of $1,236 per household per vacation.

Reasons for Booking a Vacation Home Rental"We believe strongly in our ability to lead this market based on Wyndham Vacation Rentals' unique position as the only major hotel-backed vacation rentals company currently in existence," added Milne. "Furthermore, our experience and success in Europe with brands such as Hoseasons, Landal GreenParks and James Villa Holidays, provides us the expertise needed to lead the growing U.S. sector."

A $25 billion industry in the U.S., the vacation rental sector has experienced heightened consumer interest as online visibility grows and new business models emerge. Travelers are increasingly viewing this form of lodging as a viable alternative to more mainstream options due to its value and affordability. As a result, second homeowners are putting their homes up for rent in response to the demand.

"Even with heightened awareness, the vacation rentals marketplace still remains poorly understood," continued Milne. "Travelers need to understand there are two flavors of vacation rentals: the rent-by-owner model, where the owner manages his or her own property and the professionally managed model, where the owner puts a professional management team in charge of his or her property. We believe the latter gives travelers the confidence they need when spending their travel dollars by providing a certain level of service and standards."

In an effort to educate consumers, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America unveiled a list of six tenets that every traveler should expect when booking a vacation rental stay, called the Vacation Rental Bill of RightsSM. This service pledge lets travelers know they have the right to:

  • Work with an experienced hospitality company they can trust
  • Assistance from a knowledgeable customer service team before, during and after their stay
  • Easily search from property descriptions that are detailed and accurate
  • Choose from a diverse selection of distinctive vacation accommodations
  • Book confidently in real time and pay online
  • A clean, regularly inspected vacation rental

"We hope that with The Vacation Rental Bill of Rights travelers become better educated on the emerging vacation rental industry so they can make a more informed booking decision," continued Milne. "Through the bill we also hope to raise awareness for the professionally managed vacation rental model which we believe gives travelers an advocate on their side when booking their next vacation."

To view the entire contents of the vacation rental white paper, which among other topics discusses reasons why travelers choose a vacation rental and how vacation rental trips stand apart from other lodging options, visit the Media Center on the Wyndham Vacation Rentals website.

1Defined as adults (25+) who took at least three leisure trips and stayed in paid lodging at least once, but did not rent a vacation home in the past 12 months

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Continues Expansion in North America  

World’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company adds more than 400 upscale units in the highly sought after Smoky Mountain region of eastern Tennessee

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that it has acquired the Smoky Mountain Property Management business. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers more than 95,000 properties in over 500 unique destinations, including over 7,000 units in North America.

Located in eastern Tennessee, the Smoky Mountain Property Management Group offers more than 400 upscale cabins and condominiums in the high-demand mountain destinations of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, which are conveniently located outside of the main entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s busiest national park, attracting more than nine million visitors each year.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals' "Bill of Rights" Defines What All Travelers Should Expect When Booking a Vacation Rental

The Vacation Rental Bill of RightsSM is based on a newly released PhoCusWright survey examining travelers’ attitudes toward vacation rentals

Parsippany, NJ — (July 19, 2012) — Today, Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, announced the unveiling of its Vacation Rental Bill of Rights, a list of six tenets that every traveler should expect when booking a vacation rental stay. The Vacation Rental Bill of Rights lets travelers know they have the right to:
  • Work with an experienced hospitality company they can trust.
  • Assistance from a knowledgeable customer service team before, during and after their stay.
  • Easily search from property descriptions that are detailed and accurate.
  • Choose from a diverse selection of distinctive vacation accommodations.
  • Book confidently in real time and pay online.
  • A clean, regularly inspected vacation rental.
Developed following the results of a new PhoCusWright survey, the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights educates the traveling public on the emerging vacation rental industry and the various rental options available to them so they can make a more informed booking decision. The bill also seeks to raise awareness for the “professionally managed” vacation rental model which can give travelers more peace-of-mind knowing they have an advocate on their side when booking their next vacation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announces Savings in Honor of Mother’s Day

The Mother's Day Celebration deal offers a VISA® gift card worth up to $200 to the first 100 visitors who claim their card after booking one of Wyndham's more than 95,000 vacation rentals

Parsippany, N.J. — (May 01, 2012) — Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today a Mother’s Day deal across its more than 25 rental brands in over 500 destinations.

With this offer, a VISA® gift card worth up to $200 will be given to the first 100 visitors who claim their gift card at www.WyndhamRentals.com/VISAgiftcard following the booking of their vacation rental. Those who book accommodations with a value of over $1,000 receive a $100 VISA® gift card, and those who book accommodations with a value of more than $1,500 receive a $200 VISA® gift card. Visitors may book as many rental vacations as they’d like using the Mother’s Day Celebration promotion.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announces Spring Deals in Charleston, S.C. and Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Parsippany, N.J. — (April 23, 2012) — This spring, pack up the kids and head to Charleston, S.C. or Alabama’s Gulf Coast to stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals in one of the beautiful rental homes, villas, cottages or resort condos offered by ResortQuest® and enjoy special spring deals.


On the Charleston Resort Islands of Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes and Sullivan’s Island, guests can save up to 30 percent, plus receive a free gas card valued up to $250*, by booking a variety of ResortQuest accommodations from spacious one bedroom villas to single family beach homes.

Monday, April 16, 2012

President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America to Speak at Mountain Travel Symposium 2012

Parsippany, N.J. — (April 16, 2012) — Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America has been invited to speak at the Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) 2012 in Squaw Valley/North Lake Tahoe, California. The 37th annual conference is taking place now through April 21, 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Property Featured in Episode of “Getting Away Together” Television Series on PBS Member Stations

A ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals oceanfront vacation rental home was selected as the host property for an episode of the reality travel series filmed in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

"Getting Away Together" in Hilton Head Island
A luxurious vacation home professionally managed by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals was cast in a recent episode of the television series “Getting Away Together” filmed in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The episode follows a multigenerational group of 10 women from Philadelphia, Pa. as they experience the natural wonders, culinary delights and upscale resort lifestyle of Hilton Head Island while enjoying accommodations at an oceanfront vacation home.

To find a group of travelers to star in the show, the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau hosted an online casting call asking getaway hopefuls to submit a creative video explaining why their group was most deserving of a Hilton Head Island vacation and an appearance on national television. The winning band consisted of five hard-working mothers, their four teenaged daughters, and “Mimi,” the soft-spoken matriarch of the group.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Signs Three-Year Deal as Presenting Sponsor for Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Agreement confirms a multi-year partnership between the vacation rentals company and festival producers, including exclusive sponsorship of the 2012 Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise featuring award-winning artist, Brian Culbertson

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals announced that it has finalized a three-year agreement as Presenting Sponsor of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, adding the ResortQuest name to the event’s headline from 2012 through 2014. This year’s festival opens Thursday, April 19 and continues through Sunday, April 22 at Pier Park Amphitheater. Pier Park is a beachfront retail, dining and entertainment complex located at 500 West Park Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Now in its 14th season, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival has been named “One of the Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the USA” by Jazziz® magazine and was nominated for “Best Jazz Festival” at the 2011 Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards. The artist lineup for 2012 represents a soulful blend of chart-topping acts and award-winning performers. Headliners include GRAMMY® award-nominated artists Dave Koz, Down to the Bone, and Trombone Shorty, along with Oasis Jazz Award winners Mindi Abair, Cindy Bradley, Fourplay and more.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals to Sponsor USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho

Official lodging sponsor, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, will offer 20% off lodging at participating properties across the Wood River Valley

Mountain Biking in Sun Valley
ResortQuest Sun Valley will welcome the return of the USA Cycling® Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships to Sun Valley, Idaho this summer. The Nationals will crown champions in cross-country, short track cross-country and Super D. The four-day event will kick off on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8, 2012 on Bald Mountain at Sun Valley Ski Resort, located at One Sun Valley Road.

As the Official Lodging Sponsor of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, ResortQuest is offering 20% off Sun Valley lodging at participating properties in Ketchum, Elkhorn Village, Warm Springs, Sun Valley Resort Village and Mid-Valley. This special rate is available on new reservations made no later than Friday, June 1, 2012. Guests should call 800-371-9180 and mention Mountain Biking Nationals at time of booking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Lodging and Lift Ticket Deal for Springalicious™ Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers savings on Steamboat Springs accommodations, plus the option to purchase a specially priced $99 Springalicious™ four-day ski pass, during the annual end-of-season celebration

It should come as no surprise that a town with “Spring” in its name would celebrate the change of seasons in a big way. From April 7 through April 15, Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. will host Springalicious™ 2012, a festival that combines free live concerts and colorful family-friendly events with a specially priced Springalicious™ Pass for four days of late-season skiing and riding.

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering 40% off lodging for stays of four nights or more, or 30% off a two- or three-night stay, at select Steamboat Springs vacation rentals with their Springalicious™ Lodging and Lift Ticket Deal. This special rate is available on stays for guests arriving on or after Saturday, April 7 and departing by Sunday, April 15, 2012. Reservations must be booked by Thursday, April 5.

ResortQuest guests can also purchase a Springalicious™ 4-Pack Pass for $99 along with their festival lodging. Guests who book by phone can reserve their Steamboat accommodations and their specially priced four-day lift tickets with a single call. Guests who make their lodging reservations online will be contacted by a ResortQuest vacation specialist to book their $99 Springalicious™ Passes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Savings on Breckenridge Lodging for Recently Extended Ski Season

ResortQuest Breckenridge responds to ski resort’s season extension with savings of 40% off two-night stays at select Breckenridge vacation rentals

Save 40% Off Two Nights at
River Mountain Lodge
ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering a special lodging deal for spring skiers in Breckenridge, Colo. Responding to the recent announcement that Breckenridge Ski Resort would extend its season by two weeks, ResortQuest is offering savings of 40% off all two-night stays at select vacation rentals in Breckenridge now through April 30, 2012.

The Breckenridge Ski Resort season extension will provide access to Peak 8 terrain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20-22 and April 27-29. The Imperial Express SuperChair, billed as the highest chair lift in North America, will run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the extended-season dates. Current 2011-2012 season passes will remain valid through the new closing date. Day lift passes will also be available for $50, a savings of $43 off the regular price for an adult lift ticket.

Friday, March 16, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Returns for Third Year as Presenting Sponsor of Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival

The vacation rentals company offers 20% off a two-night stay, plus complimentary passes from The Perdido Key Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce for the 2012 festival

20% Off Lodging, plus
Complimentary Festival Passes
ResortQuest Northwest Florida will welcome the Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival to the Shops at Villagio on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The third annual event will combine an Art Festival from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Wine Tasting to take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As the Presenting Sponsor and Official Accommodations Sponsor, ResortQuest is proud to offer a Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival lodging special. Guests can save 20% off two or more nights in eligible units for stays from Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25, 2012. Plus, The Perdido Key Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce will provide two complimentary festival passes per reservation to ResortQuest guests while supply lasts.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Savings on Breckenridge Accommodations during the Breckenridge Spring Fever Festival

Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers 40% off lodging at Main Street Station with a four-night stay

As the seasons change and Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 50th anniversary season draws to a close, the Colorado resort town will kick off Breck Spring Fever. The month-long Breck Spring Fever festival will start with a townwide St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 17 and run through closing day at the ski resort on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

In support of the festival, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering special lodging deals on select Breckenridge vacation rentals. Guests can save 40% off stays of four or more nights in eligible units at select ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone properties with the brand’s Spring Break Special. This special rate is available on stays for groups arriving on or after Sunday, March 18 and departing by Monday, April 30, 2012. Participating properties include Main Street Station, located at 505 South Main Street at the Peak Nine base of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, as well as nearby Water House on Main Street and Main Street Junction. To take advantage of this deal, guests should call 877-346-4450 and mention the “Spring Break” promotion. More details, including terms and conditions, are available online.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals to Host 2012 Helen Drake Invitational at TOPS’L® Beach & Racquet Resort

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers 10% off onsite lodging at TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort for tournament participants

Tennis at TOPS'L
Beach & Racquet Resort
Spring in Northwest Florida brings the annual return of the Helen Drake Invitational tennis tournament to TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort in Destin. ResortQuest Destin will host the competition this April at its Gulf-front resort, with TOPS’L Director of Tennis, Joe D’Aleo, again serving as Tournament Director.

As the proud host of the Helen Drake Invitational, ResortQuest is offering 10% off accommodations for registered players in eligible units at TOPS'L Beach Manor, TOPS'L Tides, TOPS'L Summit, TOPS'L Tennis Village and TOPS'L Captiva. The offer is valid on stays of three nights or more arriving on or after Monday, April 9 and departing by Tuesday, April 17, 2012. TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort is located at 9011 U.S. Highway 98 West in Miramar Beach.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Founding Sponsor ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Returns to Support Emerald Coast Volleyball Week in 2012

Vacation rentals provider offers 20% off a 3-night stay at select Gulf-front properties during the annual beach volleyball tournament on the famous sugar-sand beaches of Northwest Florida

Save 20% on Gulf-front properties
Back in 1989, ResortQuest Northwest Florida was an original Founding Sponsor for Emerald Coast Volleyball Week in Destin, Florida. Since that first competition more than two decades ago, Emerald Coast Volleyball Week has grown into one of the largest four-player beach volleyball tournaments in the United States, attracting thousands of players and spectators to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area each year.

As the Founding Sponsor of the tournament, ResortQuest Northwest Florida is offering an Emerald Coast Volleyball Week lodging special. Players and spectators can save 20% off a stay of 3 nights or more in eligible units at select properties offered through ResortQuest, including the beachfront Waterscape, Summer Place and Azure condominium resorts. This special rate is available on stays for guests arriving on or after Monday, April 16 and departing by Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Expands Relationship with RBC Heritage for ResortQuest Sponsorship

ResortQuest Hilton Head offers vacation rental accommodations along the Harbour Town Golf Links course and within close proximity to the action in Sea Pines for the 44th RBC Heritage

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business, has broadened its relationship with the RBC Heritage golf tournament, being held April 9-15 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has signed on in 2012 as a sponsor for the general spectator bleachers on the world-famous 18th green, which is located across the marina from the iconic Harbour Town lighthouse, and as a sponsor for the lively tip-up seats along the driving range.

Now under the banner of its new title sponsor, the RBC Heritage boasts a decades-long tradition of championship golf in Hilton Head Island. Recognized as one of America’s top courses and long considered a player favorite, the Pete Dye-designed Harbour Town Golf Links is located at 11 Lighthouse Lane near the southernmost tip of the island. Admission prices start at $35 for a Practice Round Ticket, and tickets may be purchased online at RBCHeritage.com/tickets.php.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Helps Bring Prestigious Ski Clubs to Sun Valley, Idaho with Attractive Lodging Rates and Additional Services

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers lodging discounts for members of the National Brotherhood of Skiers and the Texas Ski Council

This winter Wyndham Vacation Rentals will welcome members of the National Brotherhood of Skiers (nbs®) and the Texas Ski Council (TSC) as they visit America’s original ski resort and the surrounding Wood River Valley area of Sun Valley, Idaho. The NBS will hold their Annual Meeting and Challenge Cup, also known as the Mini-Summit, in Sun Valley from Saturday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, March 3, 2012. The TSC has planned its 2012 Final Showdown trip in Sun Valley beginning Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17.

ResortQuest Sun Valley, a member of the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance, is proud to help bring groups such as these to the area. The company, which professionally manages more than 200 Sun Valley vacation rentals, works with event coordinators to secure group lodging discounts and discount packages for individuals attending their events. Depending on the number of room nights reserved, dates of stay and types of accommodations selected, groups can save up to 25% off the regular rate on lodging for their members.

To inquire about group lodging discounts with ResortQuest Sun Valley, event planners and coordinators should contact Reservations Manager, Barb Wedman, at 800-371-9180.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, a Harvest Sponsor for the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, Offers Packages for Island and Golf Lovers

The vacation rentals company spices up its festival offerings with the choice of free bike rentals or a round of golf for two in addition to a 10 percent discount on accommodations

High-end wines and Lowcountry cuisine come together this spring for the 27th annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival. The festival will run Monday, March 5 through Saturday, March 10, 2012, with activities at various locations across Hilton Head Island, S.C.

As a proud Harvest Sponsor for the festival, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering two special lodging packages for guests attending Hilton Head Island’s premier wine and culinary event: the Island Lovers’ Package and the Golf Lovers’ Package. These special offers are valid for stays Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11, 2012.

The Island Lovers’ Package includes 10 percent off a two-night stay plus complimentary bike rentals for two. Rates for the Island Lovers’ Package start at $99 per person per night for a two-bedroom, resort-view villa, or $145 per person per night for an oceanfront condo. The Golf Lovers’ Package combines a discount of 10 percent off two nights’ accommodations with a round of golf for two at any Heritage Golf Collection course on the Island, including Shipyard, Port Royal, Oyster Reef and Palmetto Hall. Rates for the Golf Lovers’ Package start at $151 per person per night in a two-bedroom, resort-view villa. Offers are valid on select vacation rentals, and availability is limited.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fodor's Names Charleston a Top City to Visit

Fort Sumter in Historic Charleston
Fodor's Travel Guides has named Charleston, South Carolina one of the top 21 cities to visit in the world. Other cities on Fodor's list of "21 Places to Go in 2012" include such celebrated international destinations as London, Paris and Milan. In fact the only other U.S. city named was Oahu, Hawaii. Charleston, labeled a "Buzzy Destination" by the travel experts at Fodor's, was heralded for its award-winning chefs and "spectacular" Southern cuisine.

Visit our Charleston Travel Guide to learn more about this historic city. Then, search Charleston-area vacation rentals by ResortQuest on the nearby sea islands of Seabrook, Kiawah and Isle of Palms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Honors Fallen Soldiers as Co-Title Sponsor of Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon

Discounted lodging for the
Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon
Second annual ultra marathon benefitting the families of fallen and wounded soldiers will be run entirely on the beach along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast

Next month TOPS’L® Beach & Racquet Resort, a professionally managed beachfront property by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, will welcome runners and spectators for the Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon taking place Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. The entire ultra marathon course is run in the sand along the sugar-white shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and participants are invited to run with or without shoes.

As the proud Co-Title Sponsor and Official Lodging Host for the Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon, ResortQuest Destin is offering discounted rates at TOPS’L® Beach & Racquet Resort. Nightly rates start as low as $80 per night for a studio suite at TOPS’L Summit or $96 per night for a two-bedroom unit at TOPS’L Tennis Villas. Additional discounted rates are also being offered at other select ResortQuest properties along the race course. These special race rates are available for stays from Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Fourth Night Free during Sun Valley Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour

The vacation rentals company also offers up to 25% off regular lodging rates plus discounted lift tickets for festivalgoers and race competitors with Winter White Sale promotion

4th Night of Lodging FREE during
the Sun Valley Nordic Festival
In Sun Valley, Idaho, talk of skiing doesn’t necessarily refer to speeding down the slopes. While the Sun Valley Resort offers some of the finest alpine skiing in the country, the area has earned a reputation as “Nordic Town, USA” for its unmatched trail quality, terrain and training programs for cross-country skiers. This winter ResortQuest Sun Valley will welcome the Boulder Mountain Tour cross country ski race and Sun Valley Nordic Festival.

As a member of the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau, one of the primary sponsors of the Nordic Festival, ResortQuest is offering a Winter White Sale promotion for guests attending the Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour. Guests can save 20% off regular rates for a two- or three-night stay or get their fourth night free at participating properties in Sun Valley and the surrounding areas, including lodging in River Run, Warm Springs and Elkhorn Resort Village. The offer also includes 20% off lift tickets when purchased at time of booking. This special rate is available for stays from now through Feb. 15.