For Third Straight Year Westgate Reaches Goal of Giving Free Vacations to U.S. Military in Record Time

Orlando, Fla., November 19, 2013 – Westgate Resorts, one of the world’s largest resort developers, is pleased to announce that we reached our goal of giving away more than 1,000 three-day, two-night vacations to U.S. military families in just a matter of hours. In fact, the response was so overwhelming that we increased the number of vacations to be given away to over 1,300. The phones lit up promptly at 9 AM on November 8, 2013, and more than 250 people were on the phones at one time looking to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. It was the third year in a row that Westgate Resorts has honored the dedicated men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces who risk their lives every day so that we can enjoy our freedom.

Military servicemen and their families from all three major campaigns (Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and/or the War on Terror) signed up for the Military Appreciation Offer, which features a complimentary stay at the award-winning Westgate River Ranch, an authentic dude ranch located just one hour South of Orlando and its world-famous theme parks. Westgate River Ranch, which just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, features Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, the award-winning Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon, horseback riding, airboat and swamp buggy rides, trap & skeet shooting range, full-service marina and a new Adventure Park that boasts a 300-foot zip line, 30-foot rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline and 18-hole miniature golf course.

Those who signed up for the Military Appreciation Offer chose accommodations ranging from Lodge Guest Rooms and Lodge Suites to Deluxe Lodge Suites – each of which has been upgraded with new hardwood flooring, dark-wood furniture, luxurious linens and bedding, Beautyrest mattresses, enhanced lighting, 51-inch flat-screen TVs and modern, stylish amenities. They also had the opportunity to try Glamping (“glamorous camping”), which involves camping under the stars in fully furnished and air conditioned tents that boast such amenities as a mini fridge, microwave, propane gas grill, private picnic area, two rocking chairs and access to a private bathroom with a lock and key. For more information about Westgate River Ranch, visit

About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the world. Westgate features 27 themed destination resorts with over 10,500 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States, such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit


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