Global Discovery Vacations Launches Point of Interest System

Global Discovery Vacations strives to provide our members with the best vacations possible, and our newly released Point of Interest mapping system does just that! Now, when you are searching available units on Global Discovery Vacations you will be able to view the businesses and attractions nearest each vacation property.

With just a few clicks you will be able to locate everything from restaurants, ATMs and gas stations, to shopping malls, museums and amusement parks. Here’s how to use the new Point of Interest mapping system:

1. After you have selected an available unit, click on the “Map & Points of Interest” tab to open the search tool (see image below).

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2. Enter a specific search term in the “Search Points of Interest” box, or select a term from the drop down menu. If you entered a specific search term, the Point of Interest system will pull up search results only for the term you entered. For example, if you enter “Publix” in the box, the system will only search for “Publix” stores in the area, rather than searching for all nearby grocery stores.

If you make a selection from the drop down menu, the system will pull up every nearby result for that search term. You can see an example of this type of search in the image below, where we selected “Grocery or Supermarket” from the drop down.

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When you click on a specific point of interest, you see its address and phone number (when available).

As seen in the above image, the search tool found several grocery stores near the resort (whose location is indicated by the red maker). You can get more information on each business by clicking on the blue icons on the map, or by clicking on the business’ name below the search box. An informational pop-up box will appear, giving the business’ address, phone number and web address, if applicable.

Prior to the launch of the Point of Interest system, members had to research multiple websites to find this type of information. Global Discovery Vacations members now have a more complete picture of the areas surrounding our vacation destinations, and they are now able to research their vacation destination quickly and with ease.

Give our new Point of Interest system a try and plan the ideal trip for your interests and needs with confidence!

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.