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Hospitality eBusiness Strategies Wins One Gold and Two Silver Magellan Awards for Web 2.0 and Multichannel Marketing Initiatives

Monday, October 4th, 2010

HeBS has been awarded one Gold and two Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for their industry-leading Web 2.0 and multichannel marketing initiatives for Shell Vacations Hospitality, JW Marriott Indianapolis, and Indian Wells. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, judged by the best names in the industry, recognize the industry’s best creative marketing companies and the travel professionals behind them.

HeBS received the following Travel Weekly Magellan Awards:

Gold Magellan Award:

  • Indian Wells Scavenger Hunt: Gold Magellan Award in Hotels and Resorts | Web Marketing/Advertising

Silver Magellan Award:

  • JW Marriott Indianapolis 30-Day Giveaway for Meeting Planners: Silver Magellan Award in Hotels and Resorts | Web Marketing/Advertising
  • Shell Vacations Hospitality Ultimate Summer Vacation Sweepstakes: Silver Magellan Award in Hotels and Resorts | Web Marketing/Advertising

“Winning these top Magellan Awards for Web 2.0 and multichannel marketing campaigns is confirmation that hoteliers must align their hotel websites and Internet marketing strategies with today’s hyper-interactive traveler. This means providing an engaging experience on the hotel website as well as embracing multi-channel marketing initiatives to reach people at several touch points during their travel planning process” said Max Starkov, Chief eBusiness Strategist at HeBS. “We are excited to share these awards with Indian Wells, JW Marriott Indianapolis, and Shell Vacations Hospitality, and will continue to work hard to create cutting-edge Web 2.0 initiatives and multichannel marketing campaigns that offer even more revenue-generating solutions for all of HeBS’ clients.”

The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in the travel industry across a broad range of industry segments. Judged by the best names in the industry, the Magellan Awards represent the premier travel industry award.

“We have been working with HeBS for over four years now, and they truly have become a valued extension of our team. This award is yet another confirmation that they are committed to our success and dedicated to helping us conceptualize and launch campaigns that generate incremental revenues and are truly award-winning. We look forward to working with HeBS on many more exciting and cost-effective Internet marketing campaigns that generate high ROIs in the years to come” said Shallana Edwards, Director of eMarketing at Shell Vacations Hospitality.

Submit Your Best Sightseeing Snapshot and Win

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Shell Vacations Hospitality Presents the First Ever Travelers’ Photo Talent Contest “Share Your Pic, Win a Trip”for a Grand Prize Valued at $1,140 and One Trip Giveaway Each Week to Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) July 14, 2010

Prize Package

Prize Package

Each year, professional and amateur photographers take countless vacation photos to remember the beautiful and memorable places they have traveled. Mysterious pyramids, tropical rainforests, ancient volcanoes, scenic coasts, and winter wonderlands – these sites among others, remind travelers of their favorite reasons to leave home and snapshot their own, unique paradise. Now travelers and explorers alike can showcase their favorite and best vacation photos, by entering in the Share Your Pic, Win a Trip, sponsored by Shell Vacations Hospitality where one lucky winner receives a grand prize including a trip of their choice valued at up to $1,140 or one of the weekly prizes to popular destinations: Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Phoenix.

Beginning on July 14, 2010, for a limited time of 4 weeks, guests can submit their best travel photo for the Share Your Pic, Win a Trip photo contest, either through Shell Vacations’ online photo gallery or the Shell Vacations Twitter account (@SVHResorts). Photographers can compete in talent with their favorite images of envious vacation hot spots. The winning photos will be chosen based on content, frame, creativity, color and overall aesthetic for the exclusive grand prize, “Photographers Dream Prize Package,” which includes:

  • The Cannon Pixma Photo Printer (valued at $300)
  • Kodak 7” Digital Photo Frame P730 (valued at $80)
  • Camera tripod (valued at $20)
  • Photo printer paper (valued at $15)
  • $50 gift card to Shutterfly (valued at $50)
  • 3-night stay at winner’s choice of any Shell Vacations Hospitality resort (valued at approximately $300 to $675 depending on the resort selected by winner; some restrictions apply, please see rules.

And, there are more prizes for wanderlust dreamers sulking at home. Contestants who submit photos to the Shell Vacations’ Twitter account will be entered to win in weekly giveaway prizes, announced each Wednesday.

  • 2 nights at Desert Rose (value $250), Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2 nights at Vino Bello (value $450), Napa Valley, Calif.
  • 2 nights at Legacy Golf Resort (Value $400), Phoenix, Ariz.
  • 2 nights at Peacock Suites (Value $400), Anaheim, Calif.

By submitting photos through Twitter, participants will agree to the rules of the contest.

“We consistently receive incredible photos from travelers at our properties and others across the globe, and we wanted a chance to showcase this talent,” says Karen Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “This is a first-time opportunity for us and the world to find out what vacationers appreciate most and find memorable about their vacations.”

For more information on the official contest rules and description for the 2010 Share Your Pic, Win a Trip photo contest, travelers can visit: OFFICIAL RULES WEBSITE

Canadian residents can enter a separate contest (some additional restrictions apply) and are eligible to win a prize of a 5-night stay at any Shell Vacations Hospitality managed resort (valued at $625 to $1,125 depending on the resort selected by winner; Does not include Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort, Guadalajara Plaza Express Lopez Mateos Hotel & Suites, Guadalajara Plaza Expo Hotel & Suites, Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley, Whispering Woods and Little Sweden resorts).

About Shell Vacations Hospitality
Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 26 resorts, hotels and lodges ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit shellhospitality.com.

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Build-A-Cation with Shell Vacations

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

For the first time ever, Shell Vacations Hospitality Allows Travelers to Build their Own Vacation With Valuable Add-ons, Bottom-Out Resort Prices and Spacious Family-Friendly Accommodations

(Vocus/PRWEB ) May 26, 2010 — No hammers, no nails—just the internet and a sense of adventure required to build the dream vacation this summer with Shell Vacations Hospitality. This summer, Shell Vacations Hospitality hosts Build-A-Cation with Shell Vacations, which offers the lowest summer rates available with value added credits from which travelers can choose including rounds of golf, spa treatments, gasoline cards and dinner for the family. Resort rates begin as low as $71 per night at favorite destinations including Hawaii, Ontario, Napa Valley and San Francisco. For additional nights booked, travelers earn up to three value-added options for their package at select resorts.

Upon booking a room at any participating resort, Shell Vacations Hospitality will then give travelers a choice of add-ons at no additional cost. For example, golfers can stay at Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. for as little as $71 per night and then choose an add-on:

  • a free round of golf
  • $25 spa credit
  • $25 food and beverage credit
  • $25 Visa™ gift card

Or, travelers who book a stay at a San Antonio property for as low as $83 per night can choose to receive any of the following valuable add-ons:

  • $25 Visa™ Gift Card (delivered upon check-out)
  • $25 Gas Card (delivered upon check-out)
  • BBQ Package with Texas-style BBQ sauces, bag of match light charcoal, apron, marinade and seasoning

And, the first 25 reservations made before May 31, 2010, will receive an exclusive coupon good for a free one-night stay at any Shell Vacations Hospitality resort! Coupon is only valid for a future reservation within one year of the original departure date. Two-night minimum stay is required. This special is based on availability, with black-out dates and restrictions applicable. The first 25 reservations booked must provide a valid email to receive their coupon, which will be provided after the original departure date. Participating resorts and available value-added packages can be viewed at http://shellhospitality.com/buildacation.html

“In these tough economic times, we are hearing a constant cry for more value and lower costs,” says Karen Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “We are constantly looking for ways to help families enjoy their summer vacation on their own terms. This year, that means helping families save money and get more.”

Participating resorts and value-added packages can be viewed at http://shellhospitality.com/buildacation.html. All Build-A-Cation packages must be created and booked by August 31, 2010. All reservations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Learn more about Shell Vacations Hospitality at www.shellhospitality.com.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality:
Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 26 resorts, hotels and lodges ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.shellhospitality.com

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