RDO has announced that Sol Melia Vacation Club (SMVC) has upgraded its membership in Europe from International Affiliate to full RDO member as of 1 January 2010.
Commenting on the new membership, Denis Ebrill, Executive Vice President of Sol Melia Vacation Club, said: “At Sol Meliá we have one of the most international vacation clubs in the industry, and, as such, recognize the importance of having an experienced and respected voice at the table when industry issues are being discussed. RDO has evolved to become that voice in Europe.”
There are 35 Sol Melia Vacation Club membership resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe. Through the SMVC Network, members also have access to more than 350 Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts in over 30 countries, and more than 3800 vacation resorts worldwide through a partnership access.
“In Europe, in particular, we feel the need to support a strong industry trade body that will help build credibility and trust both with the public and government representatives,” Ebrill added. “We plan on being active participants in RDO and look forward to working with other industry leaders that share our commitment to ethics and integrity to help continue to steer our industry in the right direction.“