Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
It's been confirmed. Spending money to take a vacation is good for the soul. A recent study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University found that that experiential purchases, such as travel, dining out, or attending a performance resulted in "increased well-being because they satisfy higher order needs, specifically the need for social connectedness and vitality -- a feeling of being alive."
For those still watching their wallets, a special Visa promotion is added incentive to book a stay at one of several award-winning Orlando hotels. A $50 gift card will be given to visitors of such properties as the elegant Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport, or the charming Country Inn and Suites Lake Buena Vista, located just minutes away from Walt Disney World® Resort and other major Orlando attractions.
Booking reservations and getting the gift card couldn't be easier. Travelers simply need to head to http://www.visitfloridahotels.com and click on the Visa Gift Card icon. There they will be presented with an array of hotels and resorts grouped by location so meeting planners and families alike can find the right accommodations to suit their needs.
For example, the Comfort Inn® Universal Studios Area is ideally located near the Universal Orlando® theme park, Universal CityWalk® entertainment district, while the Hampton Inn® Hotel at the Orlando-International Airport helps make the most of every stay without sacrificing time to get to and from the airport.
After booking a three-night stay at competitive rates for one of these properties, the $50 Visa Gift Card is an extra bonus for dinner at one of Orlando's many fine restaurants, or for purchasing mouse ears, or even to fill the gas tank for the return trip.
Other exclusive packages and incentives not available on other popular travel website interfaces, such as a special up to 20% off regular rates for families of those in military service are all listed here.
Jim Browder, vice president of Sales and Marketing for JHM Hotels, whose Orlando properties are part of this special promotion, points out the importance of taking time for rest, relaxation and fun - even on a business trip.
"One of the goals of our corporate culture is balance. We have cultivated a professional environment that supports the mind, body and spirit of our associates, partners, clients, and the management team. This benefits our hotels' clients too. Our hope is that by participating in this Visa Gift Card promotion we will encourage people to travel and spend quality time with their loved ones. The extra $50 to enjoy an outing or purchase a special treasure just adds to the overall experience."
About JHM Hotels:
JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for more than 34 years. The company currently owns and operates 30 hotels with over 5000 guestrooms, located in the United States, operating under such well-known brands as Marriott and Hilton. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.jhmhotels.com.