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Club Med (short for Club Méditerranée) is a French corporation of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world, usually in highly exotic locations. It is seen by many as having started the all-inclusive resort concept, which is now a popular vacationing style for people of all ages.
Each resort provides an extensive list of services and activities in one single package. This includes lodging, food, use of facilities, sports activities, games, and shows. However, certain items such as alcoholic beverages require the use of beads or tickets as a form of payment. Many villages are now all-inclusive for alcohol and snacks. Club Med staff are called 'GOs', or gentils organisateurs (gentle organisers). Clients are 'GMs', or gentils membres (gentle members). The resort is known as a village. The resort manager is called the chef de village (village chief).
The unique feature of Club Med is that the GOs and GMs play, dine, drink, and dance together every day and night. Outdoor buffet dining (usually on tables of eight, mixing GMs and GOs), daytime sport tuition and evening show with extensive audience participation are part of the holiday experience.
A particular institution is the communal dance or crazy signs led by the GOs at varying intervals during the day and evening (the frequency varies by village). The dance steps for each song are standard across the organisation with some new ones introduced each year. The evening shows, often requiring detailed choreography, are also standardised and include both new and established routines.
GOs are moved between villages and many work both winter and summer seasons. All GOs, regardless of their specialism (a sport or administrative function), are expected to regularly participate in both the show and "crazy signs". Their work is supplemented by locally-recruited support staff such as cleaners and cooks, known as 'GEs' or gentils employés.
The villages are divided into six concepts or "pleasures" such as: "to discover"; " to experience the exceptional"; or "to live life to the full". Most villages today are designed for families (with villages providing daytime supervised facilities for different age ranges: the "Baby", "Petit", "Mini" and "Junior's" clubs). A minority of villages remain either adults only or open to children but without dedicated children's activities.
The Club's 2006 advertising slogan, which reflects its revised strategy, is: "Discover the new Club Med, refined, exceptional, a la carte".
As of summer 2006, the Club operates 68 villages, in Europe, Africa, USA, The Caribbean, South America, Southern Asia and Australia.
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