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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...

Brian Folley
1 Mar

Brian Folley

We are sad to report the passing in January of Brian Folley who was one of the best known and respected figures in the timeshare industry. He had been in poor health for some time and died after a ten-week period of hospitalisation. His early career was spent both in the UK and the US in public relations and publishing, mainly in the airline business. In the late eighties he joined RCI as one of its original team based in Victoria in London, before the company moved to its new European headquarters in Kettering. He spent nearly twenty years with RCI during its rapid expansion...

RCI Welcomed More Than 170 New Resorts in 2016
23 Feb

RCI welcomed more than 170 new resorts in 2016

RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, span across every populated continent. “We’re proud of the quantity and quality of properties we added to the RCI® exchange network this year,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “By working with superior brands in the hospitality sector, we’re able to offer our 3.8 million subscribing members a world of experiences to help them plan the vacation of their dreams.” RCI saw exceptional growth in Latin America in 2016, with 60...

RCI and The Registry Collection® Welcome Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia
15 Feb

RCI and The Registry Collection® Welcome Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia

RCI, a global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE:WYN), recently welcomed Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia to its vacation exchange network, bringing a new destination option to its global exchange members. There are two resort properties under Kembali Vacation Club: Grand Sunset will be affiliated with RCI, while Grand Gili will be part of The Registry Collection® program. “We are very excited to be in partnership with Kembali Vacation Club and have these two beautiful properties join the RCI and The Registry Collection network of affiliated resorts, representing the first property in the Gili Islands for both programs,” said Jonathan...

RCI shortlisted in The Travel Marketing Awards 2017
6 Feb

RCI shortlisted in The Travel Marketing Awards 2017

RCI is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted for an award in The Travel Marketing Awards 2017. Nominated for the Best In-House Marketing Team, the award aims to recognise a Marketing or PR team which has successfully and creatively managed to raise the profile of an organisation, brand or product. The Travel Marketing Awards reward the most original, creative, innovative and best performing campaigns over the past year, and seek to facilitate best practice within the industry. RCI’s European & Middle East Marketing Team comprises of 46 staff, who are responsible for delivering the exchange organisation’s omni-channel marketing campaigns across direct mail,...

Karma Cây Tre, Vietnam, joins RCI Exchange Programme
24 Jan

Karma Cây Tre, Vietnam, joins RCI Exchange Programme

Karma Group recently affiliated the newly acquired property, Karma Cây Tre to RCI. Just outside Hoi An on the banks of the purling Do River is Karma Cây Tre – a collection of opulent standalone deluxe rooms spread across 10,000 square metres of verdant gardens. Here simplicity and understated elegance combine to create a soothing ambience, where comfort is paramount. Each of the 22 air-conditioned rooms boasts a private balcony, which gazes out over the river, or the lush tropical flora of the gardens. The spacious rooms emphasize understated elegance, with an insistence on quality and taste when it comes to décor...

Consumer alert: timesharecompensation.co.uk (January 2017)
19 Jan

Consumer alert: timesharecompensation.co.uk (January 2017)

The exchange company RCI Europe has been made aware of the above website/business which, despite not being a law firm, purports to offer claims and compensation services to consumers. RCI notes In particular that  there is a description on this website of the legal action that was brought against RCI under the aegis of the “RCI Action Group” and which was heard at trial at the High Court in London in 2016. This description is grossly misleading and contains statements that are straightforwardly untrue. In particular, RCI would like to stress that in a Judgment dated 20thOctober 2016 the court found in...

Holiday Inn Club Vacations and RCI announce affiliation renewal
19 Dec

Holiday Inn Club Vacations and RCI announce affiliation renewal

Holiday Inn Club Vacations and RCI have renewed their long-standing affiliation agreement. The two brands have worked together for 35 years to send families on memorable vacations through their ownership and exchange offerings. Through this affiliation agreement, Holiday Inn Club Vacations and their more than 340,000 owners have the opportunity to expand their vacation options through RCI’s exchange network of 4,300 properties. Twenty-five of Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties will also continue to participate in RCI’s global exchange network, opening these options to RCI’s more than 3.8 million members. The resorts are located across the United States, and many have earned...

RCI’s Endless Vacation magazine earns three prestigious awards
14 Dec

RCI’s Endless Vacation magazine earns three prestigious awards

RCI earned two Pearl Awards from The Content Council and one Editorial & Design Award from Media Industry Newsletter (min). The company received the awards for its Endless Vacation magazine. The Pearl Awards recognized RCI’s Endless Vacation magazine with a top honor, the Gold Pearl Award for Best Print Publication (Design) B2C for its summer 2016 issue. RCI was also honored with the Bronze Pearl Award for Best Long-form Writing for its spring 2016 issue. The Pearl Awards is a recognized industry standard-bearer for custom media from the world’s leading brands, with awards given out based on effectiveness, creativity and editorial excellence. During...

More than 100 affiliated resorts join RCI’s global network year to date
18 Nov

More than 100 affiliated resorts join RCI’s global network year to date

RCI has welcomed more than 100 new properties to its vacation exchange network during the first three quarters of 2016. The new affiliations include resorts in Asia, the Caribbean, India, Latin America and North America. Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pestana São Paulo recently joined RCI’s affiliate network. As one of the liveliest and most bustling cities in the world, São Paulo can be a great place to visit for an urban vacation. With a refreshing cultural feel, the resort is located in one of the city's main areas, great as a base from which to explore the city. After spending...