International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. Steps Up for Military and Veterans

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Government Vacation Rewards offers exclusive travel discounts to military members, veterans, government employees and their family members while parent company, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. raises funds for Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Today Government Vacation Rewards has over 1.1 million members who use GVR as their source for travel

Government Vacation Rewards, like parent company International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE), is dedicated to those who serve. The company has exclusive travel discounts and has negotiated special rates for its members. is proud of its long association with Government Vacation Rewards and ICE, and wants to help get out the word on their discounts and dedication to veterans.

ICE, which has more than 2,500 team members across five U.S. offices and six international locations in England, Mexico, Australia/Asia Pacific and Portugal, recently presented a $20,000 donation check to its military charity partner, Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW). OCW is an American Legion program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded and injured military personnel by providing them comfort items not usually provided by the government. The money, raised in 2016 by ICE team members, reflects the company’s core value of giving back and making a difference in the community. The company also sponsors the annual Christel House Open, where some 1,500 golfers play on four continents to raise money for the global children’s charity.

“Today Government Vacation Rewards has over 1.1 million members who use GVR as their source for travel,” said Ashley Wilson, ICE VP of Marketing Development. “Those who have served have earned their right to the wholesale travel discounts that we can provide.”

Membership in Government Vacation Rewards’ program is free, and available to government employees, as well as those who have served in the military, past and present, and their family members. Members receive discounts based on itinerary, length of trip, and time of travel. Most members can expect to a minimum of $150 or more on their vacation. In addition, there are no online booking fees, and every vacation is backed by a Best Value Guarantee.

“We all need some down time to relax and switch off from our busy lives, and a vacation is the best way to get away from it all,” said CEO Debbie Gregory. “ICE created Government Vacation Rewards as a way to say ‘thank you for your service to our nation.’”

About is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, veterans and their loved ones. There are thousands of pages, with something for everyone. Known as “the Go to Site” with over 1,100,000 combined fans and followers on social media, the website has a major focus on employment and education. also connects its audience with a very select group of companies that offer outstanding products and services for military, veterans and their families. MilitaryConnection is also proud to assistant non-profits serving military and veterans. When the next tour of duty is home, it’s on, the Go to Site.

About Government Vacation Rewards
Government Vacation Rewards is a travel discount program designed to save members money on their vacations. When you join Government Vacation Rewards, you gain access to nearly all airlines, 150,000 hotels, 200,000 resort weeks and 21,000 cruise sailings worldwide at special discounted rates. was founded in 2008 as a travel service provider to Government Employees and Civilian Contractors. Some of the main customer bases include Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Veterans, Government Employees, Civilian Contractors, Police, Firefighters, Postal Workers, and their families.

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