WIMCO's Vendome Guide to St Barthelemy Wins 'Best of Category' Award

2009 Best of Newport Award

Washington, DC, August, 2009 – The Vendome Guide to St Barthelemy, published by villa rental specialist WIMCO has been selected for the 2009 Best of Newport Award in the Periodicals category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

“We’re excited to have our Vendome Guide to St Barthelemy recognized as a unique and valuable travel resource”, says Stiles Bennet, VP of Marketing at Wimco.

About Wimco Villas

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of FranceMykonos. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 260 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of private villas throughout the region including St MartinBarbadosAnguillaJamaicaThe US and British Virgin IslandsMustiqueNevis and the Cayman Islands. Wimco also recently introduced a selection of private villas in Maui, Oahu in Hawaii and Punta Mita and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Per-bedroom villa rentals can range from $100 to $1000 a night.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.