Festiva Adventure Club

The Adventure Club is the latest addition to the Festiva Hospitality Group family. This exciting new product allows members to travel to any one of Festiva's resort destinations as well as thousands of affiliated resorts throughout the world. The Adventure Club is comprised of resorts throughout the Southeastern United States, the Midwest, and the Caribbean.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Adventure Club is that members choose their accommodations. Members have the flexibility to determine the resort, unit size, and travel dates for each vacation. Whether it is a weekend getaway or that once in a lifetime vacation the Adventure Club can satisfy a wide variety of vacation needs. Come explore the Festiva Adventure Club and make your vacation dreams a reality.

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October 2012

Fall is in full swing and we are loving the cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves at our Asheville headquarters. We are thrilled to announce that our Charitable Fund Golf Tournament, held last month at our flagship resort Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East in Murrells Inlet, S.C., was a huge success. A grand total of $57,000 was raised for Festiva's Charitable Fund. For more information and photos, visit our Facebook page, check out the event's blog post or read the full press release.

Speaking of cooler weather, Festiva's Asheville offices are collecting donations for Western Carolina Rescue Ministries' Coats for the Cold warm clothing drive throughout the month of October. If you are in the Asheville area, please consider donating coats, hats and gloves to someone who needs to stay warm. If you would like to drop them off at one of our Asheville offices, please send an e-mail to Sara at slittle@festiva.travel.

With the holidays right around the corner, we are very excited about our 9th Annual Holiday Charity Auction that will be held in early December. All proceeds will be donated the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministries (ABCCM). In 2011, we raised a record-setting $18,000 and we hope to do even more this year! Read more about last year's event on our blog. Our employees work hard to handcraft or purchase items that are donated for the auction, and we are always honored to receive donated items from businesses and individuals as well. If you are interested in contributing to our auction, please send an e-mail to Sara at slittle@festiva.travel.


September 2012 News

As summer is winding down, we are keeping busy at Festiva. We've had lots of exciting news from our corporate headquarters as well as at our resorts, with much more on the horizon in the coming months.

Be sure to check out the Festiva Blog for the latest and greatest about Festiva, our resorts and their fabulous destinations, and check out the press room for the latest Festiva and industry news including:

And much more!


August 2012 News

Please click the image below to view the Summer 2012 Issue of Journeys. Journeys is produced by Festiva's Communications department at no cost to you and is one step we are taking to better communicate with our members about news and updates at our properties and within the company. We hope that you enjoy this and all future issues. There is a chance to win a drawing for a free Flip Video Camera in this issue, so be sure to check it out!

Look for the Fall 2012 issue in November. To be sure that you receive notification of upcoming issues, or if you have any suggestions for features that you would like to see in the future, please send an e-mail to comments@festiva.travel. Visit our Press Room for previous issues of Journeys.

Festiva Journeys Magazine, Summer 2012 Edition

When you are viewing Journeys in the online reader, be sure to use the tools in the bottom left-hand corner to zoom in, print, or save the file to your computer. You can also zoom in by clicking anywhere in the center of the page you are viewing.



Festiva's Main Street Inn & Spa has recently received two awards for 2012. Click here to read more!



The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is featuring personal stories from three Festiva Hospitality Group owners during June as part of the industry's effort to share the amenities, experiences, and heartfelt memories of timeshare vacations.

The three families - the Todds, Augers and Raders - hail from around the country and each has spent their vacation time at a different Festiva resort. From a beach resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., to a lake resort in Maine, to a cozy getaway on Cape Cod, all three families had one thing in common. They felt timeshare made their vacation better.

Visit www.VacationBetter.org to read these fantastic Festiva member stories!



Attention Festiva Owners and Members;

We have recently been made aware of investigations into fraudulent timeshare companies. The message below contains details of the companies and their actions as well as contact information for anyone who has been dealt with these companies.


From:
Officer Michael Stevens
Orlando Police Department

We are working on timeshare fraud investigations of the following companies:
  • American Vacation Group
  • GWF LLC
  • First Decision LLC.
Their method of operation is to have the victim withdraw their money and place it into a Bank of America account or direct wire into the account. The account is First Decision LLC.

I am requesting that anyone who has, or thinks they may have, dealt with the above organization to call or e-mail me as soon as possible: michael.stevens@cityoforlando.net or (407)246-2971.

If you have any questions or think that you may have been approached by any of the companies listed below, please contact Member Services as 866-933-7848 or memberservices@festiva.travel.


July 2012 News

Festiva Hospitality Group is announcing the recent acquisition of Celebration World Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. This acquisition comes in the wake of troubled times for the resort and its owners, and Festiva is committed to making much-needed improvements to the property itself along with the management operations so that the resort’s owners can enjoy the quality vacations they deserve.

As part of the acquisition and overall improvements to the resort, Festiva has changed the name of the resort itself and its HOA to Festiva Orlando Resort. The new name represents the Festiva brand as well as the fantastic destination of the resort.

Click here to read the full announcement.


May 2012 News

Festiva donates $50,000
to WNC Nature Center

Festiva Hospitality Group donated $50,000 to the Western North Carolina Nature Center (WNCNC), Asheville's Wildlife Park. Festiva's commitment will support the center's 2020 Vision, a long-term improvement and expansion project already underway at the Nature Center that will help transform this diamond in the rough into one of Asheville's favorite treasures for locals and visitors alike.

 

The donation is coordinated by Friends of the WNCNC, a nonprofit committed to supporting the WNC Nature Center's mission of connecting people with animals & plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, & advancing conservation of the region's rich biodiversity.

Read more on Blog.Festiva.Travel


 

Member Advisory

We would like to remind all Festiva owners and members to take extreme caution when you are contacted by someone claiming to have a buyer for your timeshare, or who will sell it for a guaranteed amount. These solicitations typically come in the form of phone calls, e-mails or mailings of postcards or flyers.

Please note that Festiva is not affiliated with any resale company, and we never provide resale companies with any personal information about our owners and members. If you are contacted by any company other than Festiva, particularly if they claim to be affiliated with Festiva, please contact Member Services immediately at 866-933-7848 or memberservices@festiva.travel with as much information as possible about the company or individual who contacted you.

For more information about timeshare resales including consumer advisories, please visit the American Resort Development Association's Resale Guidelines or the ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center.

 

Greetings Adventure Club Members;

We are very excited to present a completely redesigned website for our Festiva Adventure Club members. This new site was designed with you in mind, so it is more user-friendly and features enhanced options including:

  • Real-time online reservations*
  • Points deferral
  • Available point balance
  • Maintenance fee balance
  • Reservation history

We have chosen a select group of members to be the first to have access to the new features on our website. This website is currently in a Beta test format, but all transactions made on the upgraded website are valid and will be processed in our system.

We highly encourage you to explore the website’s features and provide as much feedback as possible so that we can continue to make your online experience with Festiva as enjoyable and hassle-free as your vacations to our properties. If you make a payment or a reservation then you will be prompted to complete a short survey about the website. There is also a link at the top of the website that will allow you to e-mail us your comments or outline any issues you may have experienced while browsing our new site. Your feedback is an invaluable resource for us to continue to improve the overall member experience.

If you have not already registered your account online, now is the perfect time. Once you register your account, you will have full access to the redesigned website. To get started, simply visit www.festiva.travel/members. If you have not already registered, click on the Need to Register? link and follow the instructions provided. If you have previously registered, simply use your existing username and password.

We view this as a major step forward in your experience with the Festiva Adventure Club and believe all members will be excited about the increased functionality of the website. We hope you take advantage of this special preview period that we are offering only to select members and provide feedback to allow us to better serve you.

Thanks for being a member with the Festiva Adventure Club.

Sincerely,

Festiva Hospitality Group

*Online reservations for points usage only. Please call 866-933-7848 for exchange deposits and Adventure Time reservations.


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