Ready for Spring flowers?

Cast away those winter blues by welcoming in the springtime fun! Several of Festiva Adventure Club’s resort destinations such as Charleston, St. Augustine, Myrtle Beach and Branson are making plans to celebrate the upcoming season with the blooming of the local flora.

Visit Charleston's Cypress Gardens while staying at Festiva's Church Street InnSpring is in the air in Charleston’s famous Cypress Gardens, one of the South’s most preferred family destinations since 1931. At Cypress Gardens you’re guaranteed a unique and exciting experience as you take in nature’s greatest gift. From swamp boat rides to a magical visit inside the Butterfly House, you’ll forget your big city worries and simply enjoy the beauty of nature. On March 6 and 7 Cypress Gardens is offering you the opportunity to take in your first breath of sweet spring air while exploring the Carolina Breath of Spring Flower Show. Here you’ll find an endless amount of your favorite flowers and also enjoy floral designs.

Brookgreen Gardens is near Festiva's Ellington at Wachesaw resort.Bookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, S.C., also has a number of events taking place during the months of March and April inside their own National Landmark. Explore the history and archaeological sites of the Plantation on The Oaks Plantation History and Nature …



Vacationing: No Stress Required

Going on vacation should never be stressful. If you ever start to feel like vacationing has become a hassle, Festiva has some tips to make prepping for a trip just as enjoyable as the time you spend when you’re there.

Getting ready for a vacation does not only include thinking about what you’re going to pack, but also what you’re going to do when you arrive, the easiest way to get there and where the heck you’re going to put all your stuff.

www.festiva.travelAccording to Fodor’s Travel Tips, the best way to ease traveling anxiety is by stopping at the tourist office first thing. This way you’re immediately up to par on what’s going on in your vacation destination. This is especially helpful if you have children joining you. At the tourist office you can find all sorts of useful items ranging from maps, brochures, coupon books, discount passes, and package deals; these articles are perfect for saving money and finding out whats going on at your destinations main attractions.

If you’re vacationing to a Festiva Hospitality Group destination, contact the front desk in advance to see what local information and concierge services they have available as they may …



Festiva Employee Achieves ARDA Designation

Kevin Wray, General Manager of Festiva's Church Street InnFestiva Hospitality Group would like to congratulate Kevin Wray, general manager of Festiva’s Church Street Inn in Charleston, S.C., on receiving his Associate Resort Professional (ARP) designation from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).

The ARP and Registered Resort Professional (RRP) designations are administered by the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), a nonprofit organization devoted to meeting the industry’s research and education needs through identifying consistent and ongoing industry benchmarks, expanding research, analyzing technological change and its impact, and enhancing the public’s knowledge of the timeshare industry.

Vacation Ownership industry professionals who achieve the ARP designation demonstrate a commitment to the timeshare industry as well as personal growth and development through participation in a variety of industry meetings, volunteer activities and learning experiences. Associate Resort Professionals must have worked in the timeshare industry for at least two years to be considered.

Individuals with the ARP and RRP designations are approved by an accreditation board and must maintain the title through continued education and participating in ARDA-sponsored meetings and events. Industry professionals with these designations must also show a knowledge of and commitment to the ARDA Code of Standards & Ethics.

Kevin has been with Festiva Hospitality Group for …



Festiva Member Testimonials

Festiva Hospitality Group and the Festiva Adventure Club has received lots of wonderful testimonials from our members recently, and we want to take the time to thank them and share their experiences.

We greatly appreciate it when Festiva’s members and guests take the time to send an e-mail, card or letter about their positive experiences with our vacations whether it’s about the units or amenities at a resort, the front desk staff who went the extra mile to make their experience that much more special, or the Owner Services representative who explained their membership, resolved a problem or made the reservations process easy.

Festiva strives to constantly improve our products and services for members and guests. While we are human and are not immune to flaws, we are confident that our resorts, our Festiva Adventure Club product and our employees throughout the company represent the best quality so serve our members and guests.

On February 16, we received an e-mail from Adventure Club members who had contact with sales staff in Atlantic Beach and our Owner Services department in Asheville that were able to secure a reservation for a large family during a peak holiday week in Branson.





Festiva Family Vacations

www.festiva.travelIf you’re ready for the snow to melt, you don’t have to wait long because spring and summer are just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about those annual family vacations! Some of the Festiva Adventure Club’s most popular destinations to take the kids during their school breaks are Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach and St. Augustine.

Family travel is easy with the Festiva Adventure ClubSometimes it can be difficult coordinating trips when you have children ranging from the ages of six to sixteen. Fortunately, with the Festiva Adventure Club there are enough resorts and destination options to please the entire family.

When traveling with the family it is very important to look for destinations that have tons of variety. According to the Travel Channel’s Travel Tips: Family Vacations, one of the biggest issues when traveling with young ones is their impatience. Children have shorter attention spans than adults and want to venture to different attractions without lingering too long at any one.

View of Blue Heron's pool from a balconyOrlando is perhaps the most famous family vacation destination in the country, and Festiva’s Blue Heron Beach Resort is perfect for all ages. Reviews from Tripadvisor guests rank the resort very highly among Orlando accommodations. Luckily the Blue Heron is located …



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