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25 Apr

Introducing RDO8 keynote speaker, Nigel Risner

RDO is delighted to welcome back Nigel Risner as one of our other amazing keynote speakers at this year’s RDO8 “Together Towards Tomorrow” Conference which is taking place at the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa located in Marbella, between the 10th-12th September 2017. Nigel has an incredibly prolific and successful professional international speaking career of over 20 years which has seen him travelling the globe helping to inspire individuals and companies to be become happier and more successful. He is highly passionate about what he does and believes strongly that it is this passion for your mission that is...

24 Apr

Why the Pearly Grey Team Trip to South Africa Was so Important

Pearly Grey Ocean Club in Tenerife has been a proud supporter of the Ingane Yami Children’s Village in South Africa since 2010. During these past seven years, the resort team and guests have been closely involved in raising funds for this incredible charitable organisation. Over this time there has also been a strong bond formed between the staff at Pearly Grey and the village. It has long been a wish of the resort developers to be able to take the management team out to South Africa to meet the amazing people working at Ingane Yami and the children that stay...

RCI Pledges $60,000 to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) for Industry Research and Education
11 Apr

RCI Pledges $60,000 to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) for Industry Research and Education

RCI made a $60,000 pledge to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) during ARDA World 2017 in New Orleans. AIF is a nonprofit organization led by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that serves to foster career opportunities and development through education and training programs and advance knowledge of the industry through comprehensive market intelligence. “The entire timeshare industry benefits from the great work that is being done through the AIF,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “We make driving the timeshare industry forward a top priority at RCI, so we’re pleased to continue ongoing support of the organization’s valuable research and...

RCI Celebrates Five Wins at the 2017 ARDA Awards, Including the ACE Employer Award
6 Apr

RCI Celebrates Five Wins at the 2017 ARDA Awards, Including the ACE Employer Award

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange, took home five awards at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) 2017 Awards Gala Dinner, including the coveted ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Employer Award. The ARDA Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and honor those that have attained the very highest level of professional excellence in the resort industry and whose achievements and dedication spur the industry to new heights. Each year, the ACE Employer Award recognizes an employer that has demonstrated commitment to its associates through training, flexibility, individual and team development, benefits and other unique programs. “At RCI, we recognize that our success is fueled by our amazing...

4 Apr

Introducing RDO8 keynote speaker, Chris Baréz-Brown

RDO is delighted to confirm that Chris Baréz-Brown will be giving the opening keynote at this year’s RDO8 “Together Towards Tomorrow” Conference which is taking place at the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa located in Marbella, between the 10th-12th September 2017. Chris is the perfect person to kick off proceedings at another exciting and informative RDO Conference. His lively personality, interesting background and fascinating new project will keep RDO attendees entertained, motivated and inspired. As an idea of what to expect, Chris was described recently by The Guardian as a long haired twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and...

RCI Returns as Title Sponsor of the Christel House Open
17 Mar

RCI Returns as Title Sponsor of the Christel House Open

RCI celebrates its 11th consecutive year as title sponsor of the annual RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held in several locations around the world and aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International, a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Since the charity’s inception, Christel House has improved the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children through care, education and character development,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “Over the past 11 years, I’m proud to announce we’ve helped Christel House raise $5.7 million in support of its mission to drive out...

16 Mar

Flagship Consulting wins Travel Marketing Award

Flagship Consulting has won a prestigious Travel Marketing Award for the Best Use of Social Media, for ABTA’s 2016 Earlybird campaign The Travel Marketing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Group, recognises the most original, creative, innovative and best performing advertising, marketing and digital campaigns of the past year. The Best Use of Social Media judges were looking for entries that demonstrated the effective use of social media to raise awareness, change perceptions, engage audiences and ultimately – drive sales Flagship worked closely with the ABTA team to help the travel industry body promote its Earlybird campaign, encouraging people to book their...

14 Mar

Have you heard of the excellent charity Give us Time yet?

We are very pleased to announce that RDO members have once again proven their charitable mindset and commitment to worthy causes by supporting the excellent Give us Time charity. Throughout the world there are so many people in need and causes that are worthy of attention such as global hunger or the fight for human rights. These issues gain huge amounts of attention with a whole host of different charities aiming to solve these problems. One issue that doesn’t always get the recognition that it deserves though, is that of the stress that hard working military service personnel and their...