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RCI Welcomed 29 New Affiliated Properties in Asia in 2016, Including 11 in India
12 Apr

RCI Welcomed 29 New Affiliated Properties in Asia in 2016, Including 11 in India

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added 29 new affiliated properties in Asia in 2016. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, grow RCI’s network to more than 400 vacation options in this region. “The entire RCI® team is extremely proud of the growth we have seen in Asia and India with nearly 30 new affiliated resorts,” said Jonathan Mills, managing director of RCI Asia Pacific. “These affiliations are a reflection of our investment in these areas for the vacation ownership industry, and the potential we see,...

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...

Hotel Riviera Maya
3 Apr

RCI Welcomes UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

RCI, a worldwide leader in vacation exchange (NYSE: WYN), recently added UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya to its exchange network. Located on oceanfront property in the Riviera Maya, the stunning all-inclusive, adults-only resort will offer nearly 450 guestrooms when it opens in April. “The addition of UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya to the RCI® exchange network contributes to the wealth of exchange options we offer in Mexico,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president and executive director of RCI Latin America. “This property is set in a beautiful and popular location, and will offer some of the finest services and all-inclusive benefits in...

RCI Launches Club 365℠ to Deliver Year-Round Benefits
30 Mar

RCI Launches Club 365℠ to Deliver Year-Round Benefits

RCI, debuted the Club 365SM program at ARDA World 2017 in New Orleans. The new solution is a travel and lifestyle benefits program that adds value to affiliates’ existing timeshare offerings by providing incredible discounts on hotel stays, cruises, wine and more. “Club 365 is a seamless option to transition non-buyers to an enticing exit program, or serve as an impactful add-on benefit for purchasers,” said Fiona Downing, senior vice president of Business Development for RCI North America, Canada and the Caribbean. “The suite of offerings can increase consumer satisfaction and provide affiliates with an additional revenue source. This is the latest...

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,...