SOURCE: Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

November 01, 2011 16:31 ET

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announces the 20 Finalists of Its Ultimate Family Reunion Contest

Vote for Your Favorite Entry at for a Chance to Win One of 81 Vacations

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - As part of its ongoing effort to find the most deserving family of a $28,000 USD "Ultimate Family Reunion" vacation package, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has narrowed down thousands of entries submitted to its global photo-essay contest to just 20 lucky finalists.

Beautifully capturing the theme "most enjoyable family gathering moments," these finalists will all win a complimentary vacation but only one will be awarded the grand prize package for up to 10 family members, including accommodations and roundtrip airfare, the choice of one activity and a $2,500 USD cash card, all valued up to $28,000 USD.

Now, Wyndham Vacation Rentals needs your help to decide the winner of the Ultimate Family Reunion contest by voting on your favorite entry at from Nov. 1 through Dec. 30, 2011. As a "thank you" for your vote, you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of the 81 remaining vacations* in this generous 101 vacation giveaway contest.

The finalists' submissions span a multitude of beautiful stories, themes and messages, including: wishes to reunite a family or long-lost friends; seeing a family member for the first time; thanking and celebrating a loved one for their devotion to the family; asking for a much-needed break for loved ones; reviving family ties; bringing two un-related families together in love from an unfortunate event; and bringing two families together from an uplifting, life milestone.

"Every family that entered this contest deserves a special vacation together, which made the selection process especially challenging," said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America. "But through an internal judging process, we believe we selected twenty of the most creative and touching stories about life and family. We hope you'll have a hand in helping our finalists get the ultimate reunion vacation they deserve by voting for your favorite entry."

The grand prize winner and winning voters will be announced in February 2012.

The Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition, launched this past summer, offered participants a chance to reconnect with their families by participating in a 101 vacation giveaway contest. Entering simply consisted of uploading a photo that captured the unique character of the participant's family, along with a 100-word synopsis about why his/her family is deserving of a reunion vacation.

Click here to view official rules (Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition is sponsored by Resort Rental, LLC). For more information, or to book with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit

* The remaining vacations will be awarded in the form of a Resort Vacation Certificate, which has an average retail value of $499 USD for a 7-night stay.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by the world's largest hospitality company, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 90,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Hoseasons, Novasol®, Landal GreenParks®, ResortQuest®, James Villa Holidays and Canvas Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or

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