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18 Aug 2020

RCI unveils the “New Shape Of Travel”

RCI, the world’s leading holiday exchange company under the Panorama portfolio of leading travel membership brands, announced today it is launching a new suite of travel experiences for its members and affiliates under a new brand profile. RCI, which pioneered the timeshare exchange concept more than 45 years ago, is reinventing itself for the new shape of today’s travel with enhanced product offerings for its 3.9 million members around the world. “The new RCI is evolving beyond its storied history as the timeshare industry’s trusted exchange partner. Today, we are expanding our services to become the trusted travel advisor to our members...

Wyndham Destinations introduces new panorama brand to drive growth of its vacation membership and travel technology businesses
29 Jul 2020

Wyndham Destinations introduces new Panorama brand to drive growth of its vacation membership and travel technology businesses

Business line will serve as the parent-brand for RCI and portfolio of exchange and other membership travel groups to set the stage for business expansion New products and services present travelers a whole new range of opportunities for travel experiences beyond their traditional timeshare ownership Wyndham Destinations has announced the creation of Panorama, a new business line to manage the company’s exchange, membership, and travel technology brands. The new Panorama portfolio will have three areas of focus, including timeshare exchange companies RCI -- the world’s largest vacation exchange network -- 7Across (formerly known as DAE), and The Registry Collection; travel and leisure businesses...

Former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, dies
17 Mar 2020

Former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, dies

We are very sad to announce that European timeshare veteran and former RCI marketing director, Colin Collins, died on 5 March. The popular industry stalwart passed away in Tenerife after a brief illness, aged 82. A former marketing director of the travel division of American Express, Colin was appointed marketing director of RCI Europe in 1985, forming a dynamic partnership with director Ron Haylock to launch and spearhead RCI’s European operations. Colin stayed with RCI until his retirement in 2000 and, among many achievements, was instrumental in the development of RCI Points, the industry’s first global points-based holiday exchange programme. He was a larger...

RCI Welcomes UK Resort Whittlebury Park To Its Global Exchange Network
17 Feb 2020

RCI welcomes UK resort Whittlebury Park to its global exchange network

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has recently entered into an affiliation agreement to welcome Whittlebury Park to the RCI exchange network. The recently constructed, spacious accommodation on the Whittlebury Park estate marks the launch of the resort’s vacation ownership sales through the Whittlebury Park Vacation Club, in addition to the estate’s existing hotel, golf, conference and spa operations. “We are delighted to partner with RCI to offer the widest range of exchange options to our vacation club owners, giving them the ultimate flexibility with their club membership,” explained Jeff Sargeant, Owner of Whittlebury Park. “We have...

RCI and The Registry Collection Welcomes Anantara Vacation Club back to its Global Exchange Network
12 Nov 2019

RCI and The Registry Collection welcomes Anantara Vacation Club back to its global exchange network

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), recently entered into an affiliation agreement with Anantara Vacation Club, welcoming its portfolio of 9 resort properties across 7 destinations to the RCI vacation exchange network. The 9 Anantara Vacation Club resort properties will be affiliated under the RCI Points program, with three of these properties also a part of The Registry Collection® program. Effective 1 January 2020 through the agreement, Anantara Vacation Club’s over 13,000 Club Points Owners will have access to RCI’s network of over 4,300 affiliated resorts in nearly 110 countries. Anantara Vacation Club’s Elite...

RCI acquires Alliance Reservations Network to accelerate growth through new travel services
19 Aug 2019

RCI acquires Alliance Reservations Network to accelerate growth through new travel services

RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has acquired travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network (Alliance) for $92 million.  This strategic acquisition will accelerate growth at RCI through an enhanced B2B experience for members and affiliates, as well as bring new benefits for individual and group travel, events, and the corporate meetings market. Alliance’s highly configurable and intelligent booking platform will also provide RCI the ability to offer travelers a wide array of ancillary travel and lifestyle services through the delivery of optimized booking engine, inventory, content and pricing resources. The acquisition of Alliance’s industry...

23 May 2019

Paul Mulcahy appointed Managing Director for RCI in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

RCI, the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has announced the appointment of Paul Mulcahy as Managing Director for RCI operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, RCI offers its 3.8 million members access to more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in approximately 110 countries. With a career that spans more than two decades in both the hospitality and travel industries, Mulcahy has successfully led a combination of finance, marketing and planning strategies at both corporate and...

RCI Green Awards program
8 May 2019

RCI affiliates recognised for best sustainability practices via the RCI Green Awards program

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange, announced the most recent winners of the RCI® Green Awards program. The RCI Green Awards program recognizes the most environmentally-conscious resorts within the company’s exchange network. Third-party eco-certification expert GreenCircle Certified, selected winners based on their innovations in energy and water conservation, waste management, community outreach, and environmental management. “At RCI, we’ve helped to make the environment a top priority, and by recognizing those resorts which have gone above and beyond expectations, there’s an even greater incentive among them to go green,” said Brian Bruno, vice president of content and brand marketing for RCI and...

26 Apr 2019

RCI wins five awards at ARDA timeshare industry conference

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), won five awards at the 2019 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) World Conference. RCI earned the inaugural ProPartners Networker Award, recognizing its commitment to the growth of ARDA through the referral of new member organizations. Kelly Deardorff, RCI vice president of project management and resort operations, was honored with the prestigious ARDA WINspiration Awardfor outstanding leadership and contributions to empower women and advocate for diverse future industry leaders. “On behalf of RCI, we are honored to once again be acknowledged with multiple awards recognizing the excellence of our programs,...

Olivier Chavy Appointed as President, RCI Exchanges
9 Apr 2019

RCI celebrates 45 years of providing unforgettable vacations

RCI, the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange network, is celebrating 45 years of delivering unmatched vacation memories that last a lifetime. The company has been revolutionizing the vacation ownership experience since 1974, offering its members the flexibility to exchange their vacation ownership for time at different resorts around the world. Since its inception, RCI has delivered more than 56 million vacations to its members around the world. Christel and Jon DeHaan started RCI, pioneering the timeshare exchange concept. A little over a decade later, the company confirmed more than 300,000 exchanges, welcomed more than 1,000 affiliates and made Inc. 500’s list...