Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Appoints Kevin Linder Vice President of Finance, North America

Wyndham Vacaiton RentalsWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Kevin Linder as vice president of finance, North America.

Linder will lead the Wyndham Vacation Rentals finance organization and support the company’s business strategies to drive growth and profitability. He will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day financial operations and providing leadership on acquisitions, new product development and implementation, and capital projects. He will also ensure compliance with all financial transactions, policies, procedures and reporting. Linder will be reporting directly to both the president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC, Bob Milne, and senior vice president of financial planning and analysis for Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, Michael Toscano.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fire Up Your Search Engines and Save Big with the Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Cyber Monday Sale

Up to 40 percent off stays in some of the U.S.’s best ski, mountain and beach destinations

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Cyber Monday SaleLog on and book with big savings! Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is offering up to 40 percent off rental accommodations in all of its U.S. vacation destinations with its Cyber Monday Sale. From midnight EST on Dec. 2, 2013 through midnight EST on Dec. 3, 2013, the sale gives shoppers 24 hours to snag major travel savings in some of the country’s most sought-after beach, ski, mountain, theme park, golf and tennis resort destinations.

Save on the Slopes
Skiers looking for diverse terrain and exciting après-ski can enjoy steep savings like 40 percent off Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ range of accommodations in Beaver Creek, Colo. From ski-in/ski-out condos and amenity-rich rooms to private mountain homes, travelers can choose from a variety of options, many of which offer added perks like ski/snowboard rentals and valet service along with onsite amenities such as pools, spas and fitness centers. Travelers must book by 12:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 3, 2013, for stays between March 31, 2014 and April 20, 2014. A two-night minimum stay is required.

Check the website for more deals in top ski destinations including: Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Keystone and Breckenridge, Colo.; Deer Valley and Park City, Utah; and Sun Valley, Idaho.

Save on the Beach
For travelers looking to plan an early spring getaway down South, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering great beach deals including up to 30 percent off stays in South Carolina’s Charleston Islands. From beachfront villas to spacious private homes, travelers can enjoy the area’s delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich culture and gorgeous beaches in authentic accommodations with available hotel-like services and amenities that may include housekeeping, bike rentals, concierge services, or onsite pools and hot tubs. Travelers must book by 12:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 3, 2013, for stays between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 4, 2014. A three-night minimum stay is required to receive a 20 percent discount at select vacation rentals. To receive 30 percent off, a seven-night minimum stay is required.

Check the website for more beach deals in destinations including: the Alabama Gulf Shores; Northwest Florida; Orlando, Fla.; Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Delaware Beaches.

Save in the Mountains
Travelers searching for a mountain escape can relax and unwind in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and take in some of nature’s best views from the comfort of their own private cabin. Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering 35 percent off its Tennessee cabin rentals, ranging from one – 12 bedrooms with extras like jetted tubs, stocked game rooms, and flat screen TVs. Travelers must book by 12:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 3, 2013, for stays between Jan. 3, 2014 and March 29, 2014. A three-night minimum stay is required.

To learn more and book Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Cyber Monday Sale, call 1-800-467-3529 or book online at WyndhamVacationRentals.com. The sale starts Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. EST. Bookings are limited, subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Skip the Lines and Save up to 35 Percent with the Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Black Friday Sale

Specials on ski, mountain and beach vacations across the U.S.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Black Friday Sale‘Tis the season to save! This year, add travel to your shopping list and snag major discounts with Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Black Friday Sale. Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is bringing back its Black Friday Sale for the second year in a row due to popular demand, offering up to 35 percent off rental accommodations in all of its U.S. vacation destinations.

With last year’s Black Friday Sale being one of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ most popular deals to date, this year’s sale kicks off on Nov. 29, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. EST, giving shoppers the chance to share in travel savings this season from the snowy peaks of Western ski country to the warm, emerald waters down South:

Save on the Slopes
Hit the slopes and save 30 percent off Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ range of accommodations in Aspen, Colo., known for its variety of ski terrain, vibrant town, and exciting nightlife. From ski-in/ski-out rooms and suites to luxurious townhomes, travelers can choose from a variety of options, many of which offer added perks like ski lockers, shuttles and housekeeping service along with onsite amenities such as a pool, fitness center, and onsite restaurant. Travelers must book by 5:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 1, 2013, for stays between Jan. 5, 2014 and April 20, 2014. A three-night minimum stay is required.

Check the website for more deals in top ski destinations including: Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat Springs, Keystone and Breckenridge, Colo.; Deer Valley and Park City, Utah; and Sun Valley, Idaho.

Save on the Beach
For travelers planning ahead for the summer, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering guests two nights free when they book a seven-night stay in Northwest Florida. From Gulf-front condos and beach resorts to spacious private homes, travelers can kick back and relax in authentic accommodations along the gorgeous Emerald Coast and enjoy available services and amenities that may include housekeeping, beach chair and umbrella service, or onsite pools and hot tubs. Travelers must book by 5:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 1, 2013, for stays between May 23, 2014 and Sept. 2, 2014. Blackout dates include June 28, 2014 through July 4, 2014.

Check the website for more beach deals in destinations including: the Alabama Gulf Shores; Northwest Florida; Orlando, Fla.; Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Delaware Beaches.

Save in the Mountains
Travelers searching for a mountain escape can relax and unwind in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and take in some of nature’s best views from the comfort of their own private cabin. Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering 35 percent off its Tennessee cabin rentals, ranging from one-12 bedrooms with extras like jetted tubs, stocked game rooms, and flat screen TVs. Travelers must book by 5:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 1, 2013, for stays between Jan. 3, 2014 and March 29, 2014. A three-night minimum stay is required.

According to a recent survey commissioned by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, 41 percent of Americans have given travel as a gift for the holidays in the past. This year, give the gift of travel at a discount with Wyndham Vacation Rentals Black Friday Sale. To learn more and book now, call 1-800-467-3529 or book online at WyndhamVacationRentals.com. The sale starts Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Bookings are limited, subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday Is Alive and Well: Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Survey Reveals New Generation of Shoppers

Millennials more willing to shop, fight for deals, and gift outside the box

Vacation Deals from Wyndham Vacation RentalsA new generation of shoppers awaits to descend on stores this Black Friday – and they’re ready to do what it takes to get a good deal. A recent Harris Interactive survey* conducted on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business, finds that 89 percent of Millennials (U.S. adults ages 18-34) are willing to shop on Black Friday this year. The study also reveals that nearly two in five Americans (39 percent) would spend more on holiday gifts if they could get a great travel deal on their next vacation.

Gearing up to snag some of the season’s best savings, the younger generation is more willing to sacrifice sleep for an early start. Burning the midnight oil, these Millennials are four times more likely to line up or shop at 12:00 a.m. for Black Friday deals than adults ages 35 and older (24 percent vs. six percent), looking for early access to valuable discounts. But their dedication doesn’t stop there – they’re also more likely to compete with other shoppers who have comparable wish-lists.

When asked what they’d do if they happened to grab the last of a coveted item at the same time as another shopper, 28 percent of Millennials said they would grab the item and run, as compared to only 18 percent of adults ages 35-64 and eight percent of adults ages 65+ who would do the same. Unwilling to lose out on a deal, Millennials who have shopped Black Friday in the past are also twice as likely to have had a dispute with another shopper during Black Friday, as compared to shoppers ages 35-54 (12 percent vs. six percent).

Though Millennials seem to be raising the Black Friday stakes, their intentions are rooted in true holiday spirit. Sharing their savings with loved ones, 67 percent of Millennials who’ll shop this year are somewhat likely to put the money they save shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday toward a vacation for themselves, their family, or others. The younger generation is also more likely to splurge on others when they can save on their own planned purchases, with 58 percent agreeing that they’d spend more on holiday gifts if they knew they could get a great deal on their next / upcoming vacation.

“Black Friday is growing to encompass deals on all different types of gifts to accommodate the new shopper,” said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “Gifting is becoming as much about memorable, shared experiences as it is about the tangible product. Our survey found that 41 percent of Americans have purchased travel as a gift for the holidays in the past, with 49 percent of Millennials going that route. As more and more companies begin offering Black Friday deals, regardless of whether or not their product can be shelved in the traditional sense, this time-honored shopping holiday will continue to evolve.” The survey also revealed a number of other interesting findings regarding consumers’ attitudes toward the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping experience:

  • Many sale shoppers gift their savings forward. Following the Millennial mindset of sharing savings with loved ones, nearly 2 in 5 Americans (39 percent) would be willing to spend more on holiday gifts if they knew they could get a great deal on their next vacation.
  • Shopping online can ease the stress of the holiday rush. Three times as many people find the Black Friday experience to be stressful (56 percent) compared to Cyber Monday (18 percent), so look for Black Friday deals online to get the best of both worlds.
  • Parents tend to shop harder when their kids’ wish-lists are on the line. Parents with young children living at home are three times as likely to have had a dispute with another shopper on Black Friday in the past as non-parents (12 percent vs. four percent). Parents who will be shopping on Black Friday this year would also be more likely to grab a coveted item from another shopper and run if they were to both reach for the item at the same time (24 percent vs. 18 percent).
  • As crazy as the holiday season can get, civility wins out in the end. Four in five likely Black Friday shoppers this year would opt to either give up an item or discuss a solution rationally if they were to simultaneously grab the last of a coveted item with another shopper.
  • Shoppers won’t just wake up early for anything! For companies looking to lure shoppers out of their turkey-induced slumber, the average minimum discount it would take for Americans to get up early on Black Friday is 46 percent. Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans would go out early for deals of 50 percent or more.
Expanding Black Friday’s reach beyond tech, Wyndham Vacation Rentals will be rolling out special sales across all of its U.S. vacation destinations. Visit the Vacation Deals page at WyndhamVacationRentals.com and keep an eye out for significant Black Friday savings.

*The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals from November 7 – 11, 2013, among 2,010 adults ages 18 and older. For complete survey methodology, including weighting and variables, please contact Christina Markowitch at Christina.Markowitch@wyn.com.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Christina Markowitch
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(973) 753-6480
Christina.Markowitch@wyn.com

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Associate Receives Industry Recognition for Delivering Superior Guest Service

Head of Housekeeping at Montaneros in Vail Named Best Housekeeping Supervisor by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Montaneros in Vail
Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that associate Francisco “Paco” Holguin was selected to receive the award for Best Housekeeping Supervisor by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA), as part of its 2013 Stars of the Industry Awards program. Serving Montaneros in Vail, a Wyndham Vacation Rentals managed property, for 25 years, Holguin has consistently provided the high level of personal guest service that has helped make Montaneros one of the area’s favored places to stay.

The CHLA’s Stars of the Industry Awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry, honoring both lodging employees and properties that best symbolize quality service in this industry. Nominated by his peers, Holguin was presented with the award on October 21, 2013, at the CHLA Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“Over the years, Paco has been an important member of our team that many of our guests have come to know and love,” said Carrie Henderson, general manager, Montaneros in Vail. “He pays close attention to the details, remembering guests’ preferences, like who gets extra coffee in the mornings, or who prefers extra pillows in their unit upon arrival. His service appears seamless, as it should in this industry, helping our guests feel right at home during their stays.”

“Montaneros is one of the original properties in the area, and Paco has been there to see it through a number of changes and upgrades over the past 20 years, helping it achieve a Platinum rating,” said Bill Anderson, vice president of operations, Western U.S., Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “His dedication to providing exceptional guest service has remained the same through those changes and inspired others to deliver quality service. Paco is a valued member of our team and exemplifies the type of service that truly characterizes this boutique property.”

Located in Lionshead Village in Vail, Colo., Montaneros offers one- to four-bedroom condominiums with a range of guest services and onsite amenities. To learn more, guests should visit the website for Montaneros in Vail.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Christina Markowitch
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(973) 753-6480
Christina.Markowitch@wyn.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Appoints Marc Schwartz Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Brand Strategy, North America

Marc Schwartz, Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Brand StrategyWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Marc Schwartz as vice president of consumer marketing and brand strategy, North America, effective immediately.

Schwartz will lead Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ multi-channel marketing operations, guiding consumer, brand and e-commerce strategy to support the ongoing growth of the company’s vacation rentals business in North America. He will execute the company’s sales and marketing programs to increase brand awareness, attract new customers and build profitable, long-term customer relationships. He will also influence product, promotion and distribution strategies. Schwartz will be reporting directly to the President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, Bob Milne.

“With more than 20 years of marketing expertise, Marc has proven to be an innovative leader, successfully driving a number of marketing transformations,” said Milne. “His experience in building consumer brands, developing marketing platforms and executing acquisition and loyalty strategies will make him a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to grow and strengthen our brand presence in the quickly evolving U.S. vacation rentals market.”

Prior to joining Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Schwartz led multi-channel marketing at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for the past five years, overseeing marketing initiatives across North America, Asia and emerging markets. He also served as vice president of global brand marketing for Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of the Starwood family of brands, and has held previous marketing leadership roles at Novartis, Prodigy Internet, Publishers Clearing House and Kraft Foods.

Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree in food science from Rutgers University and went on to earn his master’s degree in marketing from Hofstra University.

For more information about Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit www.WyndhamVacationRentals.com.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Christina Markowitch
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(973) 753-6480
Christina.Markowitch@wyn.com

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ski the “Best” and Head Home to Rest with Wyndham Vacation Rentals®

World’s largest professionally managed rental company offers properties in eight of SKI Magazine’s top-ranked 2014 U.S. ski destinations

Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it offers rental accommodations in eight of the highest ranked ski destinations in North America as reported in SKI Magazine’s recently released 2014 ski resort rankings. From ski-in/ski-out condominiums and luxury townhomes to private mountain residences, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is a leading provider of authentic ski accommodations in the Western U.S.’s best ski towns.

“This year’s resort rankings recognize an exceptional collection of ski destinations,” said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “As a past ski instructor in Steamboat Springs, and having lived in the area and skied these mountains myself over the years, I can attest to their world-class terrain and high-quality trails. No matter which top destination skiers choose to visit this season, we’re committed to helping make sure they have a trusted selection of rental accommodations to choose from.”

Deer Valley, Utah: Ranked #2 – Known for providing great all-around days of skiing, skiers praise Deer Valley for its charming setting, wonderful employees, and good snow. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers a wide variety of rentals in this leading ski town, from gorgeous private homes with mountain views to luxury ski-in/ski-out condominiums offering hotel-like amenities like Mont Cervin Plaza. With air service into the Salt Lake City airport, Deer Valley is a must-ski destination.

Vail, Colorado: Ranked #3 – Each year, skiers take advantage of the direct air service into Eagle and Denver, flocking to Vail for its abundant snow, plentiful sunshine, and high-speed access to miles of groomed trails, pristine glades, and Back Bowls. Guests can hit the slopes at this premier ski town and stay at one of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ luxury ski-in/ski-out condos at the Lion Square Lodge or Montaneros in Vail.

Sun Valley, Idaho: Ranked #4 – Sun Valley offers everything from downhill skiing to Nordic sports and dog-sled tours, along with exciting après-ski entertainment. In-between ski runs, guests can enjoy the comforts of home at one of Wyndham Vacation
Rentals’ many Sun Valley properties, from private homes and cabins to amenity-rich condominiums.

Park City, Utah: Ranked #5 – From gentle slopes for beginners to world-class terrain parks, Park City Mountain Resort offers a unique ski experience located roughly 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers a variety of professionally managed rentals in the Park City area, from private homes with mountain views to condos like Moose Lodge with added amenities.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Ranked #8 – Whether on skis, snowshoes or sleigh, or on foot in town, Steamboat Springs offers exciting winter adventure for everyone in the family, with air service right into Hayden or Denver. Guests can enjoy an authentic Steamboat ski experience at one of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ many properties, including two- to four-bedroom condos at the recently renovated Kutuk or Canyon Creek, located right at the base of the mountain, both with easy walking and convenient shuttle service to the area’s slopes, dining and shopping.

Canyons, Utah: Ranked #10 – Canyons Resort is one of the five largest ski resorts in the country and the largest in Utah, with convenient air service into the Salt Lake City airport. Guests can stay at one of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ ski-in/ski-out condos in the ski area, including Sundial Lodge located at the base of the Canyons, and explore more than 4,000 skiable acres of world-class terrain.

Beaver Creek, Colorado: Ranked #11 – Blending relaxed family enjoyment with the upscale refinement of an alpine village, Beaver Creek caters to skiers of all levels and can be accessed from the Eagle and Denver airports. From ski-in/ski-out condos at The Borders Lodge, to luxury rooms at The Charter, Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers a range of properties in this favorable ski area that combine the space and comfort of a rental with the service and amenities of a hotel.

Breckenridge, Colorado: Ranked #16 – Breckenridge boasts world-class skiing and the largest historic district in Colorado. From conveniently located condos in historic downtown, like Main Street Junction and BlueSky Breckenridge, to spacious ski-in/ski-out private homes, guests can customize their ski experience with Wyndham Vacation Rentals and fly into Eagle or Denver to access this ski town.

Ideal for families and larger groups, many Wyndham Vacation Rentals properties offer amenities like kitchens in which to cook meals, a washer and dryer, multiple bedrooms for privacy, and ample space for everyone to come together under one roof. In addition to the in-home conveniences of a rental property, many ski properties include added perks like ski and snowboard valet, rental equipment delivery, storage space for ski equipment, gas or wood-burning fireplaces, private decks with hot tubs, heated underground parking, amazing mountain views, and convenient complimentary shuttle service to shopping and dining. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also offers guests a Vacation Rental Bill of Rights, which ensures them peace of mind throughout the entire rental experience. To learn more and kick off this year’s ski season with steep savings, guests should check out the current deals.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Christina Markowitch
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(973) 753-6480
Christina.Markowitch@wyn.com

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Voted "Best of the Emerald Coast" for Fifth Consecutive Year

Vacation rental company takes top position in two categories of magazine’s annual poll

Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), was named the "Best Vacation Rental Company/Service Firm" on the Emerald Coast for the fifth year in a row by Emerald Coast magazine readers. In addition to the Company being recognized, TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, a Wyndham Vacation Rentals® managed property, was recognized as the “Best Tennis Facility” — a new category to the magazine’s annual poll.

Each year, readers of Emerald Coast magazine cast votes for their favorite Northwest Florida businesses for the "Best of the Emerald Coast" awards. The results of this year's voting were recently published in the magazine's October/November issue.

“We’re incredibly proud to be recognized as the top service provider for five consecutive years by members of the local community, who know our staff on a personal level and see the quality of service we provide year-round,” said Lino Maldonado, vice president of operations, Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “With guests also voting TOPS’L the 'Best Tennis Facility,' this year’s recognition is even more significant for our team.”

The Best of the Emerald Coast competition asks community members to name the businesses they feel represent the best of Northwest Florida across more than 100 different service, shopping, entertainment, and food and beverage categories. This year's winners will be on display at an event held on Saturday, October 19 at Grand Boulevard, located at 185 Grand Boulevard in Destin, Fla. The public is invited for an evening of food, fun, fashion and entertainment, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals professionally manages a number of luxury vacation rental properties along the coast of Northwest Florida. Situated on 52 acres near Destin, Fla. and bordered by both the Gulf of Mexico and a tranquil nature preserve, TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort maintains its coveted spot among the top tennis resorts in the nation, garnering accolades from top industry publications year after year.

To make a reservation at one of ResortQuest's professionally managed vacation rentals on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast; guests should call 888-909-6807 or visit http://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/index.htm



About Wyndham Vacation Rentals®
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

About Emerald Coast magazine
Capturing the essence of Florida's thriving Emerald Coast with award-winning writing, bold layouts and stunning photography, Emerald Coast magazine has been entertaining area residents and visitors for more than a decade. The periodical is published bi-monthly by Rowland Publishing, Inc. (RPI), an award-winning full-service publishing company in Northwest Florida that prides itself on delivering attractive high-quality publications, with an emphasis on superior creative services and graphic design, as well as unrivaled customer service.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Martin Owen
Regional Marketing & Sales Director - Gulf Region, Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(850) 301-3422



 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Earns 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for its Panama City Beach Property Sunrise Beach Resort

World’s largest vacation rentals business claims another TripAdvisor® distinctions in Northwest Florida

Sunrise Beach Resort
in Panama City Beach
Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for its Sunrise Beach Resort property in Panama City Beach.

The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Earlier this year, Waterscape Resort in Fort Walton Beach also received this distinction.

To qualify for a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. They must also have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include receiving a certain volume of reviews within the last 12 months.

“We are pleased to have received this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for another one of our great properties along the Gulf Coast,” said Lino Maldonado, vice president, operations, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Gulf Region. “We will continue to work hard to provide our vacation rental guests the best in service and to deliver the kind of experiences that keep them coming back year-after-year.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, vice president of marketing, TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

Wyndham Vacation Rentals professionally manages a variety of vacation rental properties on the northern Gulf Coast including Sunrise Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. Guests can choose from a wide range of property types—from single bedroom condominiums to luxury beach front homes.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Celebrate National Vacation Rental Month on One of the Nation’s Top Beaches with Wyndham Vacation Rentals®

Cottages at Romar, offered by
Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Released in late June 2013, the Natural Resources Defense Council announced that Gulf Shores’ Public Beach ranked number one among the top beaches in the United States. Following this nationwide announcement, Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is inviting beach lovers from across the globe to share in the celebration of National Vacation Rental Month on the 5-star rated beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Managing hundreds of Gulf front beach homes and condominiums, the vacation rental company is offering guests seven nights for the price of five in a week-long vacation at the nation’s top beaches*.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Celebrate the Smarter Way to Travel with the National Vacation Rental Month Sweepstakes from Wyndham Vacation Rentals

‘Like’ Wyndham Vacation Rentals on Facebook for a chance to win a Grand Prize vacation package valued up to $3,000 USD

July is National Vacation Rental Month, a time designated to highlight the unique benefits of vacation rentals – convenience, affordability, accessibility and spacious accommodations. In celebration, Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is giving its Facebook fans the chance to win a $3,000 USD Grand Prize vacation package*.

The National Vacation Rental Month Sweepstakes* continues now through August 6, 2013 and awards the Grand Prize winner with a $2,500 USD travel voucher and a $500 USD VISA® gift card. The winner may choose a rental from any of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ 9,000 North American properties located in some of the most popular beach, mountain, and theme park destinations in the nation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Travel Expert Christopher Elliott Discusses National Vacation Rental Month

Learn why vacation rentals make sense for your family

Christopher Elliott, well-known consumer advocate and writer for National Geographic Traveler, discussed National Vacation Rental Month in this interview with the hosts of WKYC’s “Live on Lakeside” television program. Describing vacation rentals as like having a “tailor-made vacation,” Elliot shares how travelers can save up to 35% on a summer vacation at WyndhamVacationRentals.com during National Vacation Rental Month.

 During the interview, the travel expert discusses the benefits of staying in a vacation rental and explains why he recommends choosing a professionally managed vacation rental company such as Wyndham Vacation Rentals over by-owner rentals. Elliott also references the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights® service pledge offered by Wyndham Vacation Rentals as a way for vacationers to gain peace of mind for their vacation stay.

Monday, July 1, 2013

ShermanTravel.com lets you in on a little secret

ShermansTravel.com highlights
National Vacation Rental Month
“Vacation rentals often cost less per night compared to hotels...,” said ShermansTravel.com last week in an article announcing July as National Vacation Rental Month.

The leading travel information website offered some great insight into why this lodging option makes sense for families and groups.

Not to mention, in honor of this special month, they spotlighted some of the great deals and discounts Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering nationwide:
http://blog.shermanstravel.com/2013/06/25/national-vacation-rental-month-save-up-to-35-in-destinations-nationwide/

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Earns 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for its Fort Walton Beach Property Waterscape

Waterscape honored as a top performing vacation rental property as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site

Waterscape Condos, Fort Walton Beach
Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for its Waterscape property in Fort Walton Beach. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Celebrates National Vacation Rental Month with Savings Up to 35 Percent* Off

Travel smarter this summer with nationwide deals from the world’s leading professionally managed vacation rental company

This July, celebrate National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and save up to 35 percent* off on rentals in some of America’s most desirable beach, mountain and theme park destinations. Turning the spotlight on the $23 billion vacation rental industry, which traditionally sees its most bookings in July, National Vacation Rental Month can be the perfect time to experience the unique benefits of vacation rentals – convenience, affordability, accessibility and spacious accommodations.

In honor of National Vacation Rental Month, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering up to 35 percent* off on vacation rentals when completing stays of four or more nights between July 1 and Sept. 3, 2013. The offer is valid on bookings made by July 31, 2013 on select stays within the Wyndham Vacation Rentals portfolio of more than 9,000 U.S. properties. Book online with Promo Code CELEBRATE.