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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

September 26, 2011 11:17 ET

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers 101 Reasons Why You Need a Family Reunion Vacation

Only Three Weeks Left to Enter the "Ultimate Family Reunion" Contest for a Chance to Win the Grand Prize With an Approximate Value of up to $28,000 USD, or One of Another 100 Vacations

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), launched its Ultimate Family Reunion Contest/Competition this past summer offering participants a chance to win one of 101 vacation getaways, including a grand prize package with an approximate retail value of up to $28,000 USD. Now with only three weeks left to enter, the company offers 101 reasons why a family reunion vacation should be in your future, and it has the list to prove it starting with "your weekly phone calls need an upgrade" and "you'll get to see what Crazy Uncle Ned does this time."

Whatever your reason, the contest gives participants the chance to travel to one of 100 countries, making your family reunion vacation dreams a possibility -- whether it's lounging poolside at a villa in Italy or returning from a day's hike to a cottage in Ireland.

Entering is as simple as uploading a photo at that captures the unique character of your family, along with a 100-word synopsis that expresses the theme "most enjoyable family gathering moments." And if the reasons above aren't enough motivation to locate that perfect family photo, then you might consider viewing the full list, or sampling a few here:

Reason #92: You're not kids anymore, but here's a great chance to act like one

Reason #70: Growing up doesn't mean growing apart

Reason #67: Give your parents a wonderful gift -- time with their grandchildren

Reason #65: Here's your chance to finally beat your brother's best mini-golf score

Reason #25: Friending your family on Facebook just isn't enough

The grand prize package includes accommodations and roundtrip airfare for up to 10 family members; the choice of one activity and one $2,500 USD cash card, all valued up to $28,000 USD.

The remaining 100 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. They will go not only to the 19 finalists who did not win the grand prize, but also to those who participate in the voting phase of the competition. Winning voters will be selected at random

Voting will take place from Nov. 1 through Dec. 30, 2011. The 20 finalists of the photo essay contest will be announced in late October. The Ultimate Family Reunion grand prize winner will be announced on or about February 2012.

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

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 approximately 94,000 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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