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November 12, 2009 15:26 ET

Women on Their Way Announces Annual Top 10 Trips for True Holiday Spirit

From Warm Sandy Beaches to Winter Wonderlands, There's an Affordable Vacation for Everyone's Wish List This Season

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - Women on Their Way by Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), the hospitality industry's longest-running branded program dedicated entirely to female travelers, is celebrating the holiday season around the globe with their annual list: Top 10 Trips for True Holiday Spirit. To share in the holiday spirit, Women on Their Way is offering suggestions on where to go and what to do this holiday season, along with great special offers on accommodations, helping you to save your money for that perfect holiday gift.

At this busy time of year, it's important to take the time out for yourself, friends and family. Whether a quick weekend getaway or a week-long jaunt, a vacation rekindles relationships, lifts the spirits and creates lasting memories to carry home.

This year, the team at Women on Their Way compiled a list of special vacation spots where travelers can get into the holiday spirit and take advantage of special pricing. From fun in the sun to frosty winter wonderlands, here are the "Top 10 Holiday Trips" from Women on Their Way:

Chicago, Illinois

Rooms in the Windy City start as low as $80.75 a night at the Days Inn Chicago, making this an easily affordable weekend trip. Home to more than 7,300 restaurants, nearly 200 art galleries and more than 200 theaters, Chicago absolutely dazzles during the holiday season. Check out this and several other special deals from the Wyndham Worldwide family.

Nashville, Tennessee

For a truly unique experience, guests can stay at the Union Station, a Wyndham Historic Hotel, currently offering various special offers and packages including offers that feature tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame, admission to the Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson, admission to The Frist Center for Visual Arts and a fine dining package with dinner for two at Prime 108. No two of the 125 guest rooms are exactly alike and all were custom made for the historic property. There's plenty to do in Nashville from live entertainment to mansion tours, and lots of great free things as well, like viewing decorations and holiday lighting, or taking in a local parade.

Miami Area, Florida

Rentals at the Wyndham Palm-Aire start as low as $68 for a two-bedroom unit. Sun-seekers can relax all day in this tropical haven featuring a full service spa and fabulous beach front property. Visitors can then turn up the heat in nearby hotspot South Beach, where guests can enjoy parties, parades and live entertainment during the season's Winterfest celebrations.

Kona, Hawaii

With week-long rental packages starting at $152/night for a two-bedroom condo at the Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, holiday travelers can easily get into the holiday spirit with family and friends! These spacious deluxe suites feature large living rooms, full kitchens and beautiful lanais with spectacular golf course, pool or garden views. Celebrate with your loved ones at a traditional luau, shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts at the Christmas gift fair or at a live performance of holiday favorite, A Christmas Story.

St. George, Utah

The year's end is such a busy time. If your idea of getting into the spirit of the seasons means taking time to regroup, refuel and re-energize, St. George is the place for you. The tranquil desert is the perfect backdrop for all things restoration. The Ramada St. George offers visitors the perfect home-base, starting at just $89 a night.

San Francisco, California

With rooms starting as low as $69 a night at the Howard Johnson Express, a California trip tops our list. Celebrate the holidays and enjoy the festivities that only California can offer: Carols in the Caves, a seasonal show featuring musical performances in wine caves and other interesting spots, and the Celebration of Craftswomen, a gift and arts festival that celebrates the feminine spirit are two events you must check out for yourselves.

Dallas, Texas

Spend as little as $63 a night at the Hawthorne Suites Dallas/Love Field Airport and save money for many of the fun things to do in Dallas this holiday season. Dallas vacations can start and end without ever leaving the city and this year's holiday events and celebrations include shopping, concerts, and more.

Phoenix, Arizona

Book a two-bedroom rental for just $379 for seven nights at the WorldMark Bison Ranch this season! Once you enter the gates, you're transported back to the 1880s. From the colorful, old-fashioned corner saloon to the cobblestoned courtyard and town gazebo, WorldMark Bison Ranch boasts Western charm. Holiday events in the area include everything from a Polar Express train tour to the Phoenix Zoo's ZooLights event and celebration. This is a family vacation that your children will love!

Boston, Massachusetts

An amazing blend of the modern and the historical, Boston has something to offer everyone this holiday season. The Ramada Boston offers guests accommodations starting at $110 and is ideally located just four miles from historic downtown Boston and adjacent to the Family Fun Center which includes over 90 video games and 44 lanes of bowling. Seasonal events include festivals, zoo events and the Holiday Pops, a well loved tradition at Symphony Hall.

New York, New York

Big city events and small city prices made New York a "must-visit" for the second year in a row. The Wyndham Worldwide family offers five hotel properties including the world famous New Yorker, a Ramada Plaza Hotel. The City has it all this holiday season! From big events, such as parades and tree lighting, to more intimate settings like a romantic stroll down a snowy Fifth Avenue and window-shopping, whatever your holiday style, New York has something to offer.

For those looking for an overseas-adventure, Women on Their Way recommends these great destinations to celebrate the holiday season:

London, England

A trip to London is more affordable than you may think. With overnight accommodations starting at £50 a night at the Days Inn Hyde Park, visitors can take in a Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, cheer along the participants in the Great Christmas Pudding Race or indulge at the Chocolate Festival.


With great deals on rentals in Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, travelers can celebrate the season and enjoy time with loved ones in accommodations that feature spectacular views, spacious living areas and private bedrooms. Christmas in Rome is a religious experience that rivals no other, while those on the Amalfi Coast ring in the New Year after a month-long celebration of the season.

Vancouver, Canada

The winter Olympics arrive in Vancouver in February 2010 so this is the perfect time to check out what the fuss is all about. Rooms at the Howard Johnson Hotel Vancouver start as low as $79 a night and are conveniently located in the heart of the entertainment district, within easy walking distance to all that the city has to offer. With unparalleled ski resorts, light festivals and the well-loved NHL Canucks, Vancouver is the perfect destination for a winter wonderland escape.

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

If sun and surf are more your thing, Mexico awaits you. Starting at just $89 a night, Wyndham is offering an additional 25% off all bookings when reservations are made by November 15 at both Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta Wyndham Alliance Resort and Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Wyndham Alliance Resort. Celebrate the season with sandy beaches, lush golf courses and local festivals.

For the details on these great holiday destinations, visit Women on Their Way's Top 10 Trips for True Holiday Spirit, for hot deals, cool prices and spectacular attractions.

About Women on Their Way

Women on Their Way is an online resource for business and leisure travelers to find everything they need to plan and book their next trip. The website,, includes expert advice on destinations, hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rentals, plus special deals and packages.

Women on Their Way is the hospitality industry's longest-running branded program entirely dedicated to female travelers. Since the program's launch in 1995, Wyndham has supported women travelers as they've emerged from a niche market to a formidable force, listening and responding to women's feedback, which has resulted in a better hotel experience for all travelers, including the addition of various amenities to hotel rooms such as coffee makers, full-length mirrors and healthier room service menus.

While once a single hotel chain program, Wyndham Worldwide expanded the program across all brands and businesses offering over 70,000 hotels, vacation rentals and resorts in 100 countries.

About Wyndham Worldwide

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide 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 over 7,040 franchised hotels and approximately 590,900 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals offers its 3.8 million members access to more than 73,000 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 over 150 vacation ownership resorts serving over 830,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 25,500 employees globally.

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