SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

November 13, 2008 08:27 ET

Women on Their Way Announce 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 13, 2008) - Women on Their Way, a program dedicated to women travelers created by Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, announces this season's "Top 10 Trips For True Holiday Spirit" on its recently expanded website, www.WomenOnTheirWay.com.

"Americans dealt with a lot this year: the election, the economy, the environment and so on. As we near the holiday season, now more than ever we need to take time to reconnect and rekindle the holiday spirit," said Gina Wilson, Chairman of Women on Their Way Advisory Board and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Worldwide. "As women think about how they want to spend their time and what they can afford this holiday, our top 10 list offers some great ideas on places to go and things to do that are sure to bring joy and memorable experiences for all."

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

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:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Rooms in New Orleans start at low as $70.85 at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans, making this an easily affordable weekend trip. One of America's most endearing cities, New Orleans is a holiday destination with lots of music and a little spice. Walk down just about any street in the French Quarter to find holiday cheer. Check out this and several other special deals from the Wyndham Worldwide family.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Guests can spend a full week at an upscale resort in a fully furnished, one-bedroom unit with a full kitchen, living room and dining area for just $332 for a family of four at Summer Bay Resort. There's plenty to do in Vegas from casinos to shows, and lots of great free things as well, like viewing decorations and holiday lighting, lying by the pool with a good book, and, for something more athletic, a hike in the nearby mountains offers spectacular views.

Puerto Rico

Rooms at the Wyndham Rio Mar are spacious, welcoming and beautiful, and they start at just $211 a night. Sun-seekers will be charmed by Puerto Rico over the holidays. Driving around the island takes less than a day and follows miles of pristine coast, but no need to rush. Colonial towns, the Festivals de Navidad, beaches, spas, great dining spots, international casinos and world-class golf courses wait to be explored.

Killington, Vermont

With week-long rental packages starting at $243 for a one-bedroom condo at the North Star Vacation Club, holiday travelers can't afford NOT to go to Killington! There is nothing quite like the snow-peaked mountains of Vermont to get into the holiday spirit. What better way to spend the holidays than skiing powder slopes, sledding with the kids, browsing shops and joining in on the many special events.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Eat, drink and be merry at an all-inclusive resort! With rooms starting at $79 a night per person at the Viva Wyndham Azteca, now is the time to take a Mexican vacation. Playa del Carmen is a place for those craving white beaches, Caribbean waters and outdoor activities. This once sleepy fishing village retains its small-town charm, promising an unforgettable holiday trip.

Orlando, Florida

A Florida vacation this year is more affordable than one might think. Stay in a spacious rental property in Orlando with a kitchen, and washer and dryer for as low as $427 per week at the Polynesian Isles. Aside from sun and sand, there is still a little of the 'winter' experience: Orlando offers ice skating, magical trips to the North Pole, Christmas Parties with Mickey and the crew. In short, it's a child's dream holiday.

Sedona, Arizona

Spend only $79 a night at the Super 8 Sedona and save money for many of the fun things to do this holiday season. Sedona, surrounded by dramatic red rock landscapes, is steeped in special Old Mexico holiday events and celebrations that include gallery tours, concerts, and more.

New York, New York

Big city events at small city prices. Overnight accommodations start at just $179 a night in the Big Apple at the newly renovated New Yorker Hotel, Ramada Plaza. In addition to four other properties in New York, the Wyndham Worldwide family also offers two new Wyndham properties in the city: the recently opened Wyndham Garden Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea West, and the Wyndham Garden Hotel - Midtown Convention Center, which opens its doors later this month. 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.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Book a two-bedroom rental for just $342 for seven nights at the Powhatan Plantation this season! The holiday celebrations in Colonial Williamsburg date back to 1936 and range from elegant holiday feasts to breakfast with Santa. The town is splendidly decorated with natural decorations and caroling fills the air.

Freeport, Bahamas

It's easy to save money for holiday shopping when spending as low as $77 a night per person at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. Freeport, Bahamas, with its Caribbean breezes, sun and sand, beckons winter-weary travelers. The holidays here are as warm and inviting as the sun. From lazy days on the beach, to golfing, water sports, diving, duty-free shopping, boating, nightclubs and fishing, there's something for everyone.

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, www.WomenOnTheirWay.com, 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 Corporation

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 nearly 7,000 franchised hotels and approximately 581,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its nearly 3.7 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 30,000 employees globally. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the company's web site at www.WyndhamWorldwide.com.

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