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GreatESCAPES began operations in 1996 and during our 25 years in business we have serviced the vacation needs of more than 200,000 members. As a licensed and bonded full service ARC travel agency and Seller of Travel in the state of Florida, we are affiliated with all the top organizations within the travel industry in addition to being members of the Ensemble Travel Consortium. These relationships give our members the assurance and peace of mind that they are part of an experienced, credentialed organization with access to the top suppliers and best rates in the industry.
GreatESCAPES is based on the simple idea of providing comprehensive travel and vacation services at below market rates. We do this in two primary ways:
Condominium Vacations: With extensive connections and long standing relationships within the vacation ownership industry, our emphasis has always centered on "Resort Week" vacations and serving as an inexpensive alternative to ownership while delivering many of the same benefits. Our ability to deliver vacations at luxurious, fully furnished, condominium resorts, unavailable to the typical travel agency and at unmatched prices remains a primary focus.
Discount Travel: With our unique "Member Based" model, we are not dependent on travel commission, service fees and retail markup like the typical travel agency. Additionally, in serving members versus the general public, we don't have to spend significant advertising dollars to drive travel bookings. We developed the Club and our "Travel at Cost" approach to provide a superior way to deliver travel and vacation services to consumers. This allows us to return savings to members on virtually every form of travel. For most bookings this means approximately 60% of the normal markup you have in a retail rate, will be reflected in our lower rates and loyalty earnings returned to members.
For larger travel purchases such as Cruise, Tour, and Vacation Packages, we also include a Vacation Savings guarantee assuring members that they can always save a minimum of 10% on these purchases.
While providing savings is the core feature of our programs, we are also committed to providing members with an exceptional level of service and a world-class booking experience. From the simplest booking to the most complex itinerary, our dedicated staff of experienced travel professionals can assist you in planning, selecting and booking your travel.
For those not already part of our family, we encourage you to submit your contact information in the 'Join' section of this site to receive additional information about becoming a member.