Phoenix, AZ (August 23, 2010) — Dial An Exchange (DAE), one of the world’s largest independent timeshare and holiday property exchange organizations, and Global Connections, Inc. (www.exploregci.com), a U.S. leader in providing travel-related services to the vacation industry, have recently launched a new partnership that will expand existing benefits for DAE’s Gold Advantage members.
Gold Advantage was created in response to suggestions from DAE’s member base – currently in excess of 250,000 worldwide – to provide enhanced exchange and lifestyle benefits, adding value to the member’s overall vacation ownership experience. DAE members (www.daelive.com) own weekly timeshares or vacation accommodations. Gold Advantage benefits include advance notice of newly available inventory, priority requests, and discounts on the purchase of exchange and bonus weeks.
Explains DAE North America VP Fermin Cruz, “It is important to understand that DAE has always provided a free membership. After our frequent exchangers told us they wanted even more exclusive benefits, we launched our Gold Advantage premium membership in Europe and later in North America. We knew the ideal solution to adding more exclusive services would be to work closely with Global Connections with its proven track record of supplying precisely these services to timeshare and vacation owners.”
“Through DAE’s alliance with Global Connections,” adds Melanie Gring, Global VP of Marketing, “Gold Advantage members now have the ability to purchase discounted and themed cruises on major cruise lines, plus access to the Global concierge program allowing access to leisure and emergency assistance 24/7/365. Gold Advantage members will also enjoy the buying power of our national merchandising service – launched more than 25 years ago – offering unprecedented savings on name brand products.”
Dial An Exchange is the largest privately owned exchange company with worldwide destination availability. Membership is free and exchange fees are not charged until an exchange is confirmed. Since the company’s formation in 1997, DAE has grown from a single office in Australia to offices in Europe, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. The company has 275,000 members around the world. www.daelive.com
Global Connections is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Colorado, Florida and Tennessee and also owns multiple resort condominiums in Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Partner alliances with travel and cruise organizations along with Global’s owned and leased properties, allows Global the opportunity to provide popular vacation experiences and leisure benefits to DAE Gold Advantage members. www.exploregci.com