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RCI® affiliates recognised for leading the way in sustainability 
16 May

RCI® affiliates recognised for leading the way in sustainability 

RCI recently announced the most recent winners of the RCI®Green Award programme. Now in its seventh year, the award programme recognises the most environmentally-conscious resorts within the company’s exchange network. Through a comprehensive audit, resorts are assessed by their sustainable practices in areas including energy and water conservation, waste management and community outreach. The evaluation process, winner selection and verification system was completed by third-party eco-certification expert GreenCircle Certified, LLC. “Our affiliates are in the great position to be at the forefront of sustainable hospitality practices,” says Brian Bruno, vice president of content and brand marketing for RCI and head of the brand’s...

RCI & industry partners donate to the ARDA International Foundation
14 May

RCI & industry partners donate to the ARDA International Foundation

RCI and industry partners worked together to raise $133,440 for the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) during ARDA World 2018 in Las Vegas. The donation was largely reached through the “GIVE AIF X2 by RCI” initiative, which matched the AIF donations made by ARDA World attendees throughout the course of the conference. The AIF is a nonprofit organisation led by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that advances knowledge of the industry through comprehensive market intelligence and fosters career opportunities and development through education and training programmess. “As a driving force in timeshare, the AIF does great work to propel the industry forward,” said...

RCI to launch new version of the RCI® app
11 May

RCI to launch new version of the RCI® app

RCI will soon release several new features to the RCI® app to improve the user experience and allow for greater engagement. The new version of the app will feature key updates, including: Refined interface with easy-to-view information ranging from vacation inspiration to the member’s account dashboard Reviews integrated into the resort details pages for members to read about the properties first-hand On-demand availability of Endless Vacation®magazine HD videos, articles, RCI affiliated resorts, attractions, events and other local features Persistent login experience that simplifies search by allowing members to sign-in just once at the start of their sessions “With the improvements we made last year...

RCI appoints industry leader Robin Mills to the role of Vice President, Business Development, for its EMEA region
9 May

RCI appoints industry leader Robin Mills to the role of Vice President, Business Development, for its EMEA region

RCI is pleased to announce that Robin Mills has accepted the role of Vice President, Business Development, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mills will be based in the UK, at the exchange company’s European headquarters in Northamptonshire. A familiar face and trusted associate of many in the shared-holiday ownership and hospitality industry, Mills brings with him more than 30 years of experience in this business sector. He joins RCI from the Club Leisure Group where he served as Managing Director and was responsible for the expansion of its European operations, as well as the development of its points programme....

RCI continues support of children around the world as title sponsor of the Christel House Open
1 May

RCI continues support of children around the world as title sponsor of the Christel House Open

RCI celebrates its 12th successive year as title sponsor of the annual RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held in several locations and aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International, a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Christel House has helped improve the lives of thousands of children by providing them with the skills to become independent adults,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “I’m thankful to those who have contributed to the success of these charitable golf tournaments and Christel House’s mission to drive out poverty and better the...

Alliance Group becomes the first RCI affiliated resort in Georgia
5 Apr

Alliance Group becomes the first RCI affiliated resort in Georgia

Alliance Palace in Batumi, part of Alliance Group, has joined RCI, to become the first RCI-affiliated resort in Georgia, now being part of the RCI Holiday Exchange network. Floors 1-6 of the impressive 41-storey building are operating under the Courtyard by Marriott brand, while the remaining floors are luxury apartments. Overlooking the Black Sea, the resort is in an ideal location to appeal to tourists, with the impressive building being an attraction in its own right. Georgia’s tourism market is going from strength to strength, with significant numbers of visitors flooding in to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and tourism attractions the country...

RCI adds more than 135 new resorts to its global exchange network in 2017
22 Feb

RCI adds more than 135 new resorts to its global exchange network in 2017

RCI welcomed more than 135 newly affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2017. These additions span across every populated continent and feature vacation experiences with great options for nearly every kind of journey, from surf and sun to glittering modern cities. In Latin America, RCI added more than 55 resorts, many of which are in notable beach destinations. The Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located in the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, along the gorgeous Mayan Rivera. In addition to the beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea, guests can also enjoy the luxurious resort amenities...

RCI Receives Three Awards for its Endless Vacation Magazine
18 Dec

RCI Receives Three Awards for its Endless Vacation® Magazine

RCI has earned one min award and three Creativity International Awards this year for the company’s achievements in print and digital publishing. RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), won the awards for itsEndless Vacation® magazine. Min is magazine media's source for consumer and B2B brands for more than 60 years, serving its community with information, education and recognition. During min’s Editorial and Design Awards this year, the Endless Vacation magazine app took home a top honor, winning Best Editorial for a Digital Magazine with its Spring 2017 issue. This win...

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece
20 Nov

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece

RCI has selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market. With an established presence in Greece through their Karma Pelikanos Estate and Karma Minoan Retreat, Karma Group recently acquired office space in Athens from RCI, making it Karma’s new European base. The arrangement will see the office run under the RCI banner, maintaining their internationally recognised standards, while utilising Karma Group’s expertise in the hospitality market, their fast growing client-base and exceptional reputation in this sector. “The Greek Islands have become our European heartland,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “Beyond the physical beauty of...

Ramada Resort Akbük joins RCI exchange network
17 Oct

Ramada Resort Akbük joins RCI exchange network

Akbük Resort Group has announced the affiliation of Ramada Resort Akbük with RCI. The contemporary all-inclusive resort overlooks Akbük Bay in the Aegean region of western Turkey. Located in a pine forest, Ramada Resort Akbük is just five minutes from its own private beach – free shuttles are provided for guests – and 22 kilometres from the ancient Temple of Apollo at Didyma. The resort’s wide range of facilities includes a large pool with water slides, sun terrace, children’s pool, six bars and a variety of restaurants. It also features a market, hairdresser, spa, Turkish bath, sauna, steam bath and fitness salon,...