social media travel rewards

Can Social Media Earn You Travel Rewards?

Timeshare resorts and hotels are using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with guests. By using social media platforms, hospitality brands are engaging owners and improving customer service. Plus, it’s a great way to advertise their brands.

You too can benefit from social media by earning points towards future vacations. Recently, brands like Starwood Vacation Ownership are using these platforms to thank guests with rewards and incentives. For posting pictures, tweets, or reviews guests now have the ability to earn more rewards. [Read more...]


Wyndham Worldwide Donates to the American Junior Golfer Association

Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, announced earlier this month that they will donate a generous endowment to the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). The donation will be awarded through the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant Program and will be presented to the organization at the 2014 Wyndham Cup golf tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This award is only the first donation in a four year commitment. Over the next four years, Wyndham will donate a total of $100,000 in grants. These donations will help junior golfers participate in a national tour schedule, who could not afford to otherwise. [Read more...]

El Cid Vacations Club Creates Mobile App

As consumers use their smart phones and tablets for pretty much everything, the timeshare industry has taken notice. The latest brand to join the smartphone revolution is the El Cid Vacations Club (ECVC).

Recently, the El Cid Vacations Club has introduced a mobile application for their timeshare members. The app helps members to communicate with the vacation club and stay up to date on new. They can also use the app to explore member benefits, and how to get the most of out their vacation ownership. The ECVC app is also free and easy to use.

So far over 2,360 ECVC members in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. have downloaded the app. Amongst these downloads, the company has seen over 12,000 uses of the application. El Cid Vacations Club expects these numbers to increase exponentially in the next few months. [Read more...]

Hilton Grand Vacations Club

New HGVC Resort in Myrtle Beach is On Schedule

As promised, here is an update on the new Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) resort in Myrtle Beach. According the building’s contractor, Landmark Builders, construction is on time and progressing smoothly.

As mentioned previously, the new Hilton timeshare resort is located on Ocean Boulevard at 22nd Avenue North. The total cost of the new resort is estimated to be at least $41.5 million (according to city documents). [Read more...]