Club Wyndham Is Offering Travel Discounts to People Willing to Put Their Phones Down for a Few Minutes
A small reduction in screen time adds up to big savings at some Wyndham properties.
It’s a slightly depressing concept, isn’t it? The notion that individuals must be called by sirens named “Prizes” and “Discounts” just to look away for a few moments from the soft, electric glow of screens.
And yet, that is how vacation powerhouse Club Wyndham, to their credit, is coaxing travelers in an effort to stem our rapid plunge into a spellbinding, technology-obsessed world resembling something out of Pixar’s WALL-E.
Acknowledging March 5’s National Day of Unplugging—which, let’s admit, should be observed more than just once in 365 days—Club Wyndham is challenging vacation enthusiasts to take an “Unplugging Pledge” to scale back their phone use by 25 percent.
The reward? A matched discount on future travel to participating destinations.
“As families look ahead to spring break getaways and summer vacations, Club Wyndham, one of the nation’s largest vacation ownership clubs, is challenging travelers to get offline and get back to planning for their bucket lists,” the company wrote in the announcement.
Those able to brave the storm known as the “Club Wyndham Unplugged Pledge” will be eligible to receive 25 percent off at select locations the company calls “perfect for putting down electronic devices and spending more time enjoying new and exciting destinations.”
Club Wyndham Smoky Mountains, Club Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Glade, Club Wyndham Ocean Ridge, and Club Wyndham Branson at The Meadows offer a range of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, wildlife watching, fishing, and more—if you can commit!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, adjacent to the aptly named Club Wyndham, is the most visited park in the country by far, drawing over 12.5 million visitors in 2019 alone.
(Grand Canyon National Park was a distant second in 2019, tallying just under six million visitors.)
Interested? Look into taking the pledge today directly through Club Wyndham. Those who do have between now and March 5 to book travel for dates running through the end of 2021.
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