Welcome Guide Books: Why You Should Look Inside

If you’ve ever traveled, you’ve probably seen one. Usually a three-ring binder on a night stand, table or counter. Some have a logo, others say WELCOME!, some are large others are small. Inside these handy guest information guides you’ll find out what you need to know to make your vacation even better, including money savings opportunities!

Next time you travel with Global Discovery Vacations and you see a Welcome Guide, pick one up and discover what’s inside.

AMENITIES: Find out what is offered such as swimming pools, fitness centers, laundry facilities or ice machines, where they’re located on the property and hours of operation. SERVICES Discover what the resort can do for you:

  • Buy stamps, mail packages or use a fax machine
  • Gain Internet access
  • Borrow bicycles, beach chairs or beach towels
  • Guest laundry and housekeeping services
  • Trash pickup and recycling services


  • Protect your valuables
  • Emergency contact telephone numbers
  • Evacuation procedures


  • Check-in and check-out hours
  • Where to park
  • What to do with your keys
  • What to do with used linens
  • How to dispose of your trash


  • Use the telephone and receive voice messages
  • Ask for a wakeup call
  • Use hot tubs or Jacuzzis

AREA INFORMATION Find addresses and contact numbers for:

  • Attractions
  • Beaches
  • Golf Courses
  • Grocery Stores
  • Medical Facilities
  • Movie Theaters
  • Museums
  • Shopping Centers
  • Spas & Salons
  • Taxis & Shuttles Services
  • Worship Centers

Plus, you can even find money saving coupons! Check in the binder pockets or in your check-in packet for money-savings offers to restaurants, theme parks and much more. Not only will you find ideas of where to eat, shop or play, you can save money! This is just a sampling of what you can find in a Welcome Book inside a condominium when you travel with Global Discovery Vacations. Not all resorts have front desks or provide these services, but if they do, most likely you can read all about it in one handy guide. Do you look for Welcome Books when you check-in to a condo or hotel?  Share why you do or don’t in the comments below.

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.

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