|By Marketwired .||
|January 29, 2014 03:00 PM EST||
ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), announced the extension of the Company's Accelerate into the Fast Lane Sweepstakes. WVO drew six winners during the 2013 sweepstakes, with more than 400,000 owners and guests qualifying, giving them the chance to own a new luxury car. In 2014, four more winners will be given the chance to enter the winners circle, with a new winner awarded each quarter.
"We love changing people's lives, either through our innovative vacation ownership products or by giving them a chance to win a luxury car," said Jeff Myers, WVO's chief sales & marketing officer. "Accelerate into the Fast Lane is a great way to generate excitement for our product, and we look forward to creating more unforgettable moments in 2014."
The first car up for grabs in 2014 is a Lexus ES300h, a fuel-efficient hybrid that aligns with the Company's Wyndham Green initiative. The Lexus ES300h boasts an impressive 40 mpg and has earned the notable Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle status.
In 2014, as a part of its Accelerate into the Fast Lane Sweepstakes, the Company will give away one luxury car, worth up to $50,000, every quarter. Owners and guests are automatically entered in the sweepstakes when they attend a sales presentation or owner update at a participating resort. Previous winners of the sweepstakes were George and Judy Maykowskyj of Colbert, Wash.; Chris and Melissa Todd of Humboldt, Tenn.; Wydea Winters of Charlotte, N.C.; Hollis Cox of Iberville, La.; Phillis Scott of Houston, Texas; and the next winner will be announced in February. Please view the Official Rules for entry details. Find out more by visiting http://www.wyndhamsweeps.com/accelerate.
The consensus among previous winners was surprise, to say the least. "I never win anything," said Wydea Winters, the third winner in the Accelerate into the Fast Lane Sweepstakes. "I definitely never thought I would win a car. It's been surreal winning this sweepstakes."
"I did not believe in a million years that we would win a sweepstakes like this. It has been such a wonderful experience that just keeps getting better, and has truly been a blessing," said Melissa Todd. "You never hear of anyone who has won something like this, you see a name on a list and that's about all. This experience has really been unbelievable," added Chris Todd. The Todds were the second winners in the sweepstakes.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide's (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its four primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Shell Vacations. As of December 31, 2012, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired more than 185 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent more than 23,000 individual vacation ownership units and more than 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by more than 15,000 employees globally.