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Wild Dunes Resort Incentivizes the Workforce to Take a Load Off and Make Use of Unused Vacation Days

Benefits of vacations proven to boost employee morale and productivity

Isle Of Palms, S.C. – In 2011, 57 percent of Americans didn’t use all of their vacation time, leaving an average of 11 days unused according to a recent study done by Harris Interactive for JetBlue. The study shows that people usually don’t use their vacation time because they have a heavy workload or they are worried about being laid off during a time of high unemployment.

Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC is trying to change that.

Through the end of 2012, Wild Dunes Resort, recently ranked #3 in Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best Hotels for Families,” is encouraging U.S. employees to email (vacationdays@wilddunes.com) or call (877.221.0901) the Resort with the number of vacation days they have left to use for the year. The Resort will then email individuals back with an exclusive offer for that much-needed vacation*. Individuals could receive up to a $100 resort credit in addition to the Resort’s fall promotion with savings up to 25% off nightly room rates.

Studies show that vacation is critically important to both individuals and to businesses.

When individuals come to work refreshed and rejuvenated, they have a renewed sense of motivation for completing your tasks. It has even been found that vacations keep individuals smart by refreshing their mind for better critical decision making and can even keep them healthy by reducing the chance of coronary disease and heart attacks. With this offer, Wild Dunes Resort hopes to help people temporarily escape the stresses of work and enjoy a relaxing getaway and the wonderful seasonal weather of Charleston, S.C.  

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as award-winning golf and tennis, cycling and spa services at Wild Dunes Resort. The Resort’s Island Adventures activities program features activities for guests of all ages, including eco-tours, kite sails, kayaking and marsh excavations.

To learn more about the Resort, visit wilddunes.com or call 877.221.0901.

About Wild Dunes Resort
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private villas and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.  Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 8,970 guest rooms, 15 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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Media Contact:
Ivie Parker
Wild Dunes Resort
843.886.2032
iparker@wilddunes.com

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