Global Discovery Vacations Launches New Look and Website

Global Discovery Vacations has a brand new look and a new website. Log in tomorrow to experience the whole new way we’ll take you there!

To get you excited about what’s to come, we’ve provided a preview of some of the great features you’ll find:

Homepage

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A new-look homepage you can share with your friends and family!

The first thing you’ll notice is we’ve created an open place where everyone can learn all about Global Discovery Vacations and the wonderful benefits you receive. Make sure to watch the video and click on all of the member photos before exploring the pages here. Please share this with your family and friends! Then log in for a whole new online membership experience!

Membership Homepage

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Everything you need, right when you log on.

Once you log in, you’ll discover we’ve made reserving a condominium easier than ever! You can start browsing condominium vacations right from the homepage. Keep scrolling and you’ll find ads and offers for all kinds of membership benefits. And when you’re ready to use your many services, choose from the main navigation at the top to make your selections.

Reserving Condos

 

All the info you need - including average member rating - for easy decision-making.

All the info you need – including average member rating – for easy decision-making.

Booking a condo has never been easier (or prettier) with Global Discovery Vacations. Besides revamping the look and feel, we kept the core of our condominium searching system the same. We added more pictures so you can see where you’re going and what you’ll be enjoying with your Vacation Week!

Read reviews from members who stayed there!

Read reviews from members who stayed there!

And when you find something you like, click on it! You’ll discover a new tab called “Pricing,” which details all of your pricing options when using your Star Credits. And since you all asked for it, we now have member reviews listed on the resorts (when available). Each resort will have its own star rating and you can read what other members had to say about the place you’re considering for your next vacation.

Cruises & Tours

Booking a cruise is just the same as booking a condo. So why not change it up and sail for your next vacation?

Booking a cruise is easier than ever, so why not change up your next vacation and sail!

You can now look for cruises and tours the same way you can look for a resort. The listings are full of photos plus the  itinerary and ports of call information you’ve come to expect in our vacation listings. For cruise vacations, we’ve also added the option to search by cruise line, which is perfect if you’re taking advantage of a special from Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America and more! (Don’t forget to check the homepage regularly for limited-time offers and savings opportunities from your favorite cruise and tour providers!)

Buying Service & Interior Design Services

The Buying Service is still the same, but you can now click right through to the site from GlobalDiscoveryVacations.com. No more separate log-ins! And if you haven’t already heard, you have access to professional interior design services. You can learn all about it online!

We hope you like the bright, vibrant colors, responsive design and ease of use the new Global Discovery Vacations offers you! Log in Wednesday and take a look around. As you’ll discover, we have a lot of ways to take you there.

What do you think of the changes we’ve made? Let us know your favorite feature in the comments!

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

27 thoughts on “Global Discovery Vacations Launches New Look and Website

  1. I really like the new look on web site. I hope it will be easy to look up condos and book travel to different locations easier. I think Cory has been so informative on locations that has been offered. Thank you Cory for all your features that you have wrote. I feel he is my personal travel guide. Many thanks again. Dottie Brown. Melbourne, Florida

    • Thanks for the feedback Dottie, that is very kind of you. We do highlight a lot of resorts and destinations on this site, but we get so much out of you and other members. We love seeing all the places you travel and the attractions you find along the way. It helps us know more about the world, too!

      -Happy Travels

      • I’m sorry, Corey, but I find this new webpage difficult to navigate. I don’t want to see pictures from other travelers; you can see them all over internet. I want this site easier to find what I am looking for without spending 2 hours on the phone or leaving a message and waiting for somebody else to call me whenever they have time.

        • Hi Cecilia,

          We’re sorry that you have had trouble navigating the website, that was not our intention. If you would like, we can have someone reach out to you directly and walk you through navigating the site. If you have any other questions, just give us a call at 800-879-7779.

          -Happy Travels

  2. I’m trying to navigate the new site, which wouldn’t open on my first 7 attempts. It finally opened, and I like the new look, however many of the links are not functioning. This is just an FYI as I know you must still be tweaking the new site. I’m looking forward to fully exploring the site once it is up and running.

  3. Corey, great work on the new site and explaining things clearly. My wife and I love the member sharing of trip reviews and photos, so helpful to pick new places to go in your system. Keep up the good work. R D Varner

    • Thanks so much for the comment, Roy. Our web designers and IT department made it all happen and it’s a such a user friendly program that I don’t think I had to explain too much! And we’re also lucky to have such great members who allow us to share their journeys (like yourself).

      -Happy Travels

  4. We were very pleased to look on the new website and see the sunset picture I took in Maui of a family strolling on the beach.My husband and I have taken our son on over 80 weeks of vacation with global with our two memberships. We have had 100 percent success with requests and when I say global has changed our lives I truly mean it .I have given globals information to so many people over the years while chatting in the hot tub on Maui and other places . They always start with the same question about if we belong to the resort were staying out and how they finally were able to get there and how much money it cost them by the time they paid their fees for this and that and then hoped they got to go where they really wanted this time . And when I tell them I only paid 105.00 for the whole week with no exchange fees and no other fees ,and the ease of booking it and the fact we don’t have to bank and then pray for availability,the look on their faces is priceless .They then think I work for Global because I know it so well and am so very passionate about Global.I wish I had a dollar for every time my husband who by the way did not want to look at Global about 8 yrs ago said to me how thankful he is that we were home when we got the call from Global.My son now lives in Hawaii thanks to the 11 vacations in Hawaii we’ve been on thru Global Connections,you have given us a lifestyle most people only dream of !!!!!!! Corey, your a lucky guy to work for such a wonderful company and keep up the great work. , the new site looks amazing!!

    • That’s a great story, Kim, thanks so much for sharing. It’s awesome to hear how much your lives have changed since joining the club and we hope you and your family have many more adventures to come!

      -Happy Travels

  5. I have to admit that I am frustrated with the new site, probably because I was just getting comfortable with finding things on the old site. I am sure that as I use it more, I will feel less frustrated however, until I reach that point, can you please help me find the addresses of the resorts? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Mary,

      Thank you for the feedback and pointing out the missing information. We spoke with our web team, so we will work on fixing it and we’ll update you when they are loaded. We hope that you found many of the other new features helpful!

      -Happy Travels

    • Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for the feedback. We are always looking to improve our services, our website included, so more improvements are sure to come. We do hope you are enjoying some of the new features!

      -Happy Travels

  6. I don’t particularly like the new site. The old was easier to navigate. The new site I can see only 12 offerings per page. Where the old site I could see 50. The repetition of graphics of the different offerings is unnecessary and distracting.

    • Thank you for the feedback, Gordon. We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble navigating our site and we will forward your comments to our web team. As for the amount of resorts you can see per page, you can adjust how many you see in the menu just below the map on the Condominium reservation page, labeled under “SHOW.”

      We hope this helps!

      -Happy Travels

    • Hi Ben,

      We checked to make sure that our online form submission was working, and everything seems in order. We think it might not have gone through because all the necessary fields were not filled in. If you try again and there is still an issue, please give us a call at 800-879-7779 and one of our representatives would be happy to help you through the process.

      -Happy Travels

  7. I am not happy with the new look!! It is not user friendly. Why can we not get specials more often. It seems like in years past, they were more often. We are retired and like to travel with specials. I sent a referral a while back and the person was never contacted. We do love Global and gave never been disappointed with any condos

    • Hi Judy,

      We’re sorry to hear that you are not a fan of our new website, but we appreciate the feedback. And we understand your thoughts on the Special Buys, though much of it depends on how much excess inventory we have available.

      We will look into the referral for you, so thank you for bringing that to our attention.

      -Happy Travels

    • We’re sorry to hear that you don’t like our improvements, Claudia. If you’re looking for Expressways, just click “Vacation Type” on the search bar when you’re looking for a condo. You can then filter all Expressways however you’d like. Hope this answers your question.

      -Happy Travels

    • Hi Dave,

      We’re sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with our website. We want to know what you’re experiencing so that we can see if something is going on from our end, so we will have someone reaching out to you today.

      -Global Discovery Vacations

  8. Love the website, love the navigation and more important, love Global Discovery Vacations! We are in Gatlinburg right now and the accommodations are awesome. We went to Hilton Head, loved it! Went to Naples, Florida…loved it! I think this vacation club was the best decision we’ve made in the past ten years! Thank you Global!

    • Thanks so much for the feedback, Donna, we’re glad you approve. Enjoy the rest of your week in Gatlinburg!

      -Happy Travels

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