July 12, 2011 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, NJ — Over the years, many iconic television families have taken their collection of unique personalities on vacation to escape from everyday life. Now Wyndham Vacation Rentals, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is giving 101 real-life families a chance to get away together as well.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals announces the Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition, which offers families the chance to win one of 101 vacations good for travel in one of up to 100 countries. Winners can book at cottages in Ireland, villas in Italy, houseboats in the English channels, park lodges in Holland, beach condos in Florida, mountain escapes in the Rocky Mountains and thousands of other vacation rental options around the globe based on availability.
The Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition commenced on July 11, 2011, by asking families to share one photo that captures the unique character of their family, along with a 100-word synopsis that expresses the theme "most enjoyable family gathering moments." Wyndham Vacation Rentals will accept submissions for the grand prize through Oct. 14, 2011. Entries will then be narrowed down to 20 finalists who will be selected in late October. From November 1 through December 30, 2011, the public will be asked to vote for their favorite family's story, and those who place a vote will automatically be entered into the sweepstake for a chance to win one of the remaining 100 vacations. The grand prize winner will be announced on or about February 2012 and will receive a reunion for up to 10 family members, which includes accommodations; roundtrip airfare; the choice of one activity and one $2,500 USD cash card – a total estimated value of $28,000 USD.
The remaining 19 finalists will receive one of the 100 Resort Vacation Certificates* being awarded, which are redeemable for a seven-night stay. The remaining Resort Vacation Certificates will be awarded to voters selected at random.
Click here to view official rules (Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition is sponsored by Resort Rental, LLC). For more information, or to book with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit www.wyndhamrentals.com.
* Each Resort Vacation Certificate has an average retail value of $499 USD for a 7-night-stay.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the world's largest serviced vacation rentals business backed by the world's largest hospitality company, providing access to more than 90,000 vacation rental properties in over 100 destinations. 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 Hoseasons, Novasol®, Landal GreenParks®, ResortQuest®, James Villa Holidays and Canvas Holidays,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. Wyndham Vacation Rentals is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamrentals.com.