SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

August 04, 2008 08:28 ET

Unwind With Wyndham: New Getaway Specials and Packages

Americans Leave 21% of Vacation Time Unused. Reclaim Lost Vacation Days: Choose Short, Affordable Getaways Among 70,000 Locations

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies with over 70,000 hotels, vacation rentals and timeshare resorts in 100 countries, is encouraging Americans to reclaim their unused vacation days with the limited-time 'UNWIND WITH WYNDHAM' specials, listed at

It's well known that Americans receive less time off than most other nations, but more surprising is that they don't take three days, or 21 percent of their "heart"-earned vacation time -- which are lost days. Work demands, gas prices, and other factors contribute to this lost time. But time off to recharge is important, and shorter, affordable trips to a nearby destination can fit within even the busiest schedules and budgets.

Wyndham introduces new 'UNWIND WITH WYNDHAM' special offers at participating hotels, resorts and vacation rental properties to entice Americans to reclaim those lost three days. With thousands of hotels, resorts and rental properties to choose from, ranging from low budget to high-end luxury, Wyndham has an accommodation: For every kind of traveler. For every kind of trip (SM). Guests can book a quick getaway, rediscover a place closer to home, explore shops and museums, or attend a nearby festival, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Certain restrictions apply.

Wyndham Worldwide's special packages include:

Book Extra Holidays and save 15 percent off your next trip.

'UNWIND WITH WYNDHAM' Book now for travel through Sept. 1, 2008, at participating resorts and save. Guests staying three nights or more will receive a 15-percent discount. For reservations with Extra Holidays, call (800) 347-8182 or book online at Certain restrictions apply.

Stay with Endless Vacation Rentals® and save 15 percent* off your next trip. Book by Sept. 1, 2008, at participating resorts and receive a 15-percent* discount. With thousands of properties worldwide to select from, Endless Vacation Rentals® can accommodate your next family vacation.

For reservations use promo code UNWIND and go to or call (877) STAY-EVR/(877) 782-9387.

*Book by Sept. 1, 2008, and get 15 percent off accommodations. Destinations and travel times are subject to availability and based on a first come, first served basis. Offer includes only accommodations and specifically excludes travel costs and other expenses that may be incurred. Offer not valid on properties from Holiday Cottages Group, Cuendet and CIE Spa or Last Minute Vacations(SM). Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Book 3 consecutive nights and get a 4th night free at Wyndham Resorts.

Now through Dec. 31, 2008, travelers enjoy special savings with Getaways ByRequest -- 4th Night FREE. Book three consecutive nights at a participating Wyndham Resort and get the fourth night free.

Wyndham Weekender - Get 50 percent off a second night or a second room.

Get the kids their own room. Or, stay an extra night. Either way, guests are getting more Wyndham for less. Choose from packages with or without breakfast. Available at participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts destinations.

Celebrate the 8 with Super 8® rooms for $8.88!

The Super 8® lodging chain will sell rooms for a nightly rate of $8.88 -- the charge for one night's stay in 1974 when the first Super 8 hotel opened -- to 800 lucky people, every day for eight days, beginning on a date notable for the number eight: Aug. 8, 2008.

The special sale, which will begin at 8 p.m. EDT on each of the eight days, will continue until the 800-room daily allocation is exhausted. The $8.88 rate, which does not include fees and taxes, may be used to book rooms at Super 8 hotels in the United States and Canada for stays through Dec. 30, 2008.

Limit one room night per person. Reservations are not cancellable, changeable or transferable.

Stay two, save a few with Howard Johnson.

Book before Sept. 1, 2008, and stay at least two consecutive nights at the same participating property and receive a 15-percent discount off the best available rate.

Stay two, save a few with Travelodge.

Book before Sept. 1, 2008, and stay at least two consecutive nights at the same participating property and receive a 15-percent discount off of the best available rate.

Stay three nights and get 20 percent off at Ramada Worldwide!

Book your stay between Aug. 4, 2008 and Jan. 31, 2009, for at least three consecutive nights and you'll receive 20 percent off our best available rate at participating hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

For full details on special packages and promotions, please visit UNWIND WITH WYNDHAM online.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses more than 6,550 franchised hotels and approximately 551,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its more than 3.6 million members access to more than 67,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of approximately 145 vacation ownership resorts serving over 800,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs more than 33,000 employees globally. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the company's web site at

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