Diamond Resorts International® Knows What Vacationers Really Want

$25,000 Great Escape Sweepstakes makes vacation dreams come true; entrants reveal what gets them excited

Jul 18, 2013, 13:18 ET from Diamond Resorts International

LAS VEGAS, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Resorts International® is currently offering a Great Escape Sweepstakes, which comes to an end on August 1, 2013. Entrants can win an all-expense paid trip for two to any Diamond Resorts location anywhere in the world, worth a maximum value of $25,000.

Entries are accepted at the company website (www.DiamondResorts.com), where those US residents wishing to win the Great Escape create short essays describing their ideal dream vacation. From over 15,000 entries submitted since the launch of the contest, some very interesting details have emerged on what makes a great vacation.

Vacation Wish Lists

Some interesting facts from the Diamond Resorts Great Escape Sweepstakes entries include:

  • Unexpectedly, "sightseeing" is the number one vacation activity, as 27.6% of all entrants indicated this as their number one choice for vacation takeaways
  • "Relaxing at the beach" is the second most desirable activity, with 21% of all respondents indicating beach relaxation as their number one choice
  • On the other end of the spectrum, only 4.7% of entrants indicated sampling local cuisine as their number one activity choice

Since sightseeing and relaxing on the beach are the top two activities, it is little surprise that Hawaii is the favorite dream vacation for 24.4%. It is interesting to note that Australia was the number two destination choice, with a robust 13.8% of all entrants indicating a dream to "go down under."

In this day and age of lots of connectivity and very little solitude, it is interesting that 4.2% of all respondents indicated they prefer to enjoy their dream vacation alone.

Finally, while you often think that people on vacation cast restraint to the wind, only 1% of all entrants indicated they wanted to come back 10 pounds heavier. Most Americans want to come back with "memories," as 35% selected this from a list of choices that included being rested, tanned or exhausted. Tans and relaxation fade away, but memories can last a lifetime—and Diamond Resorts is focused on providing memories and experiences that last a lifetime.

In addition to the all-expense paid, two-week, Grand Prize vacation, 250 second place winners will receive a three day/two night accommodation at a select Diamond Resort location, for up to four people.

The sweepstakes concludes at the end of July, visit the website at DiamondResorts.com for full contest details and to enter to win and share your dream vacation.  Who knows, you might end up in Hawaii and come back with a ton of memories!


Diamond Resorts International® is a worldwide leader in hospitality and vacation ownership.  We are committed to providing every member, owner and guest with the hassle-free, relaxing, memorable vacation holiday experience they deserve. We aim to consistently exceed expectations with high quality resorts and industry-leading hospitality.


Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa provides guests with choices and flexibility as they design their dream vacation, whether they're traveling an hour away or around the world. Our hassle-free, relaxing vacations give guests a truly memorable experience every time, for a lifetime.


Diamond Resorts Corporation and its subsidiaries own, operate and manage vacation ownership resorts and, through resort and partner affiliation agreements, provide members and owners with access to 89 managed resorts, 163 affiliated resorts, 48 affiliated hotels and four cruise itineraries through THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International®.  To learn more, visit DiamondResorts.com.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to legal US residents, except those residing in AK, FL, ID, NE, NJ, NY or WV who are 18 years of age or older.  Sweepstakes begins 12:00 AM PST on 5/27/13 and ends 11:59 PM PST on 7/26/13.  To enter, visit www.DiamondResorts.com and complete an entry form.  Odds of winning depends on number of eligible entries received.  One (1) Grand Prize (GP) will be awarded. GP will receive an all-expense paid trip for two (2) to any Diamond Resorts location in the world, lodging for two (2) people for fourteen (14) days and thirteen (13) nights. GP includes airfare, transportation, dining, resorts costs and activities described in sweepstakes entry, up to $25,000. THIS PROMOTION IS BEING USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SOLICITING VACATION TIMESHARE SALES. For complete rules visit www.DiamondResorts.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor at Diamond Resorts Management, Inc., 10600 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135.

Stevi Wara, Vice President

SOURCE Diamond Resorts International