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The Tripbound Team Goes Trunk-or-Treating for Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex
October 24, 2016
As part of the Tripbound team's community outreach efforts for the month of October, the friendly staff got all decked out in ladybug and bumblebee attire for a Trunk-or-Treating picnic theme at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex!
While at the WISC for the festive evening, the team enjoyed mingling with local families and passing out travel goodies for both the kids and adults to enjoy.
Tripbound Joins Virginia Wedding Resource's Vendor Family
September 28, 2016
We're elated to have joined forces with a renowned wedding resource in the coastal Virginia area, Tidewater and Tulle!
As part of their lovely vendor fam, we look forward to connecting with even more couples looking for a personalized and spacious sweet, suite stay for their honeymoons and future family vacations—all at up to 50% off retail rates!
Tripbound Announces the Hiring of Two Additional Team Members
September 07, 2016
Tripbound, an award-winning, online vacation rental agency, annouced today it has hired Caitlin Dennis, as a new addition to the leadership team, and Ashley Campbell, as a new addition to the administrative & customer support team.
Mrs. Dennis brings more than 10 years of sales management, coaching, training, development, and customer service with her. Caitlin is passionate about helping others and loves assisting Tripbound's clients and employees. At the top of her travel wish list is Orlando with her family.
Mrs. Campbell is a graduate of The University of Central Florida, and brings a unique perspective through her experience as an elementary school teacher. With more than 10 years of critical thinking know-how and strong communication skills, she proves to be a valuable addition in her role of Administrative & Customer Support. Ashley's travel wish list includes visiting some of Tripbound's sunny destinations such as Hawaii and St. Thomas.
Tripbound's founders, Tina and Sharon, are very excited for the continuous growth and expansion of the company. Because of these two new additions to the team, the online vacation rental agency will continue to provide even greater customer service to thousands of traveling families each year.
Tripbound Unveils Exciting Online Booking Capability
September 01, 2016
Booking on Tripbound.com just got a whole lot easier (and faster!). The online vacation rental agency's mission is to save families time and money while booking their next getaway, and for that reason, it recently unveiled its new Tripbound.com capability - a seamless checkout for speedy booking.
To celebrate, Tripbound offered travel lovers 15% off already discounted rates, sitewide, for a limited time. Any resort, any suite size, any available dates!
Tripbound Serves as Volunteers & Participants at Child Development Resources (CDR) of Greater Williamsburg's SuperHero 5K
August 17, 2016
As part of Tripbound's monthly community outreach efforts, the team served as volunteers and participants at this year's CDR SuperHero 5K. People gather every year in the month of August for this event, supporting and funding early childhood education programs and life-changing therapies to babies and toddlers of the Historic Triangle in Virginia.
The team had a great time, and some brought along their children to participate in the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk while wearing their superhero capes emblazoned with the Tripbound brand.
Tripbound Partners with COOLA® Suncare for Fun in the Sun Giveaway
August 09, 2016
This summer, to showcase our love of travel during the summer months and protecting your skin while you're at it, we partnered with COOLA Suncare, an organic suncare and sunscreen line, for an exclusive giveaway for our travel lovers. The giveaway showcased the company's most popular products—Body SPF 30 Pina Colada Suncreen Spray, After Sun Lotion, Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer, and SPF 30 Lip Balm—bundled into one bright travel-friendly bag.
Lucky beachgoer Bethany W. was the proud winner, and looks forward to her next getaway! We greatly appreciated the opportunity to partner with COOLA as the Tripbound team strongly supports the organic products. Check out our blog post to dive deeper into our love for COOLA.
Sponsors of New Town Summer Fest 2016
June 20, 2016
The team enjoyed having their booth there where they offered free frisbees and sunnies to attendees, their new travel-themed photo booth (which got a lot of attention!), and even a four-night stay giveaway to any of the resorts in Tripbound.com's portfolio.
We would like to congratulate the winner: Chris S. We hope he enjoys a great getaway!
Tripbound's Co-Founder & CCO Quoted in The Health Journal's June Issue
June 02, 2016
Tripbound's own Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Sharon Gundrum, offered up her insight on travel insurance for an article in The Health Journal's June Issue: "Is Travel Insurance Worth It?"
The article is a great read for our travelers looking for tips and advice on the importance of travel insurance—vacationing is an investment. As Gundrum mentions in the article, "it may give you the peace of mind you need to alleviate your travel anxiety. What is the point of traveling if you can't enjoy your trip?"
To read the full article, click here.
Sponsors of Beyond Boobs! "Breast" Ball Golf Tournament
April 25, 2016
As part of Tripbound's community outreach efforts for the month of April, it served as a sponsor of Beyond Boobs! ninth annual "Breast" Ball Golf Tournament to tee it up for breast health!
The team sponsored one of the beer carts of which they got to decorate—travel theme of course—in prep for some friendly competition amongst other sponsors. It was a great day out at Ford's Colony Country Club meeting and greeting golfers within the Williamsburg community.
And congratulations to the winner of our auction item at the after party: Chuck J.! He is the recipient of a well-deserved resort stay at Wyndham Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Tripbound Announces the Hiring of Two New Travel Coordinators
April 14, 2016
Tripbound, an award-winning, online vacation rental agency, annouced today it has hired Liz Chapman and Megan Whaley to the position of Travel Coordinator.
Ms. Chapman brings a unique perspective to Tripbound through her experience in the resort spa industry and her passion for travel. As a Williamsburg, Va., native and graduate of Radford University, where she earned a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, she is able to assist travelers in planning their vacations and share her knowledge of the historic area's local attractions. Sedona, Az., is at the top of her list of places to visit because of its vibrant wellness scene and art community.
Mrs. Whaley is a graduate of Liberty University, where she studied Business Finance. She brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to the Tripbound team, and believes providing excellent customer service to be very important. Megan's travel wish list includes a trip to Hawaii and exploring the mountains in Colorado.
Tripbound's CEO and CCO are very excited for the continuous growth of the company. And thanks to team members like these two new hires, the online vacation rental agency looks forward to providing even greater customer service to thousands of traveling families each year.
Tripbound Reaches Grandparents in Williamsburg Publications with Disney on a Dime
April 04, 2016
The ads connect with grandparents in the local area for travel to Orlando, specifically Wyndham Bonnet Creek. Many traveling families believe to get the full Orlando experience, one must stay on Disney property. What Tripbound hopes to inform readers through these ads is that there are plenty of off-site properties that offer many top-notch amenities at half the price! Traveling with Tripbound gets families to Disney "on a dime" in no time.
Tripbound Helps One Lucky Family Refresh Their Summer
March 18, 2016
This month, to help celebrate longer days and warmer weather ahead, Tripbound hosted its Refresh Summer Giveaway to help one family hit the refresh button on their summer. The giveaway was centered around the online vacation rental agency hitting the refresh button on Tripbound.com (check it out!).
One lucky winner, named below, was chosen at random on St. Patrick's Day for a four-night stay in a two-bedroom unit at one of the three following resorts of their choice this summer: Wyndham Bonnet Creek, Wyndham Star Island, and Mystic Dunes. PLUS, two 1-day adult passes to Magic Kingdom to help them spend more on making unforgettable memories.
Congratulations to Deb G.!
The giveaway received an overwhelming response, with more than 1,000 entries! Read our blog for more information on the giveaway.
Sponsors of Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg's Shamrock the 'Burg
March 14, 2016
As part of Tripbound's monthly community outreach efforts, it served as a sponsor of Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg's Shamrock the 'Burg this month to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
The celebration raised funds for Lackey Clinic and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula.
The team had a great time mingling, enjoying live music, and traditional Irish food with the Williamsburg community.
Tripbound Featured on Williamsburg's Hometown Radio
February 01, 2016
To reach Tripbound's homebase audience of Williamsburg, the online vacation rental agency featured radio spots on WYDaily's Tide Radio 92.3 FM and Bach FM 107.9, as well as an ad on WYDaily.com.
The goal behind this campaign is to better inform WYDaily's listeners of Tripbound's resort offerings, often at prices up to 50% off retail rates at more than 100 resorts across the country. Within the Tide Radio spot, however, listeners learn a bit more about one resort in particular: Wyndham Bonnet Creek. This resort, which is within Disney gates, allows families the opportunitity to create memories that last a lifetime at prices less than those of Disney properties!
For Tripbound fans outside of Williamsburg, they can download the TuneIn app to listen for the agency mentioned on the Tide Radio and Bach Radio.
Tripbound Unveils Redesigned Website
January 25, 2016
Tripbound, an award-winning vacation rental agency based in Williamsburg, Va., announces the launch of its redesigned website: www.tripbound.com. To further exemplify its mission to save travelers time and money, key features of the revamped site include a cleaner and more attractive design, an enhanced user experience with instant quotes and recommendations of similar resorts, and mobile-friendly access to accommodate those looking to book their travel on the go.
“One of our main drivers in the redesign was creating a site that would ensure a great experience no matter what device was used to access it,” Sharon Gundrum, co-founder of Tripbound, said. “Of course we wanted to combine that with a great way to showcase our beautiful resort offerings.”
Along with the technical site updates, Tripbound is pleased to announce the addition of greater resort offerings to its already robust online portfolio. Now offering travelers access to more than 100 resorts across the country, a few new locations Tripbound customers are expressing interest in include St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, New York City, and Avon, Co.
“Tripbound will always be working on better and faster ways to save our travelers time and money,” Tina Williams, co-founder of Tripbound, said. “Redesigning our site to be responsive, and allowing easy access to our resorts and discounted pricing, made perfect sense.”