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5 Feb 2024

Timeshare exchange pioneer RCI commemorates 50th anniversary

World’s first vacation exchange company celebrates major milestone with special branding and member travel deals on 50,000+ getaways throughout 2024. RCI®, the world’s leading vacation exchange company, today commemorates its 50th Anniversary, marking 50 years since it pioneered the sharing economy by transforming the timeshare industry with the introduction of the first vacation exchange platform. To celebrate this milestone, the company is rolling out special “RCI 50” branding and a dedicated website hub, as well as offering travel deals throughout the year on 50,000+ getaways to its 3.5 million members worldwide.  In honor of five decades as the leader in timeshare exchange, RCI is introducing...

4 Oct 2023

RCI Europe’s new addition – Circle by Melia

Club Melia, the holiday ownership arm of Spain-based Melia Hotels International has recently launched its new membership concept ‘Circle by Melia’ into Europe. Circle by Melia members have unrestricted access to Melia’s global presence, with a portfolio of more than 350 hotels and resorts. The first sales operation has now opened at the Grand Melia Palacio de Isora, in southern Tenerife,  and will gradually expand into other destinations within the Canaries and Balearic Islands, as well as in mainland Spain.  This is a great addition for RCI and will add more resort options for members in extremely popular destinations. ...

13 Jun 2023

Anfi Vacation Club continues relationship with RCI

RCI are delighted to have just signed the renewal of the Master Affiliation Agreement with Anfi Vacation Club. With a longstanding history, the inception of the relationship between RCI and ANFI started over 30 years ago in 1992 when RCI first affiliated with Anfi Beach Club. Anfi Vacation Club was then created in July 2003 and has been pivotal in the progression of the Anfi Group becoming one of the top Vacation Membership companies in Europe ever since. Currently there are 4 resorts located on the idyllic south coast of Gran Canaria in Anfi Del Mar, Mogan that offer luxury suites, stunning tropical...

12 May 2023

RCI welcomes Unlimited Vacation Club into Europe

RCI has recently welcomed the expansion of the Inclusive Collection, part of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Unlimited Vacation Club® into Europe. Within the collection’s presence in Europe are the brands: Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® and Dreams® Resorts & Spas and Alua Hotels & Resorts®. This integration of more than 20 resorts into Europe gives RCI members access to a range of new accommodation that deliver immersive and elevated experiences in uniquely beautiful and unforgettable destinations like Spain and Greece. With Inclusive Collection’s continued growth of its all-inclusive brand footprint, there are exciting plans for five resorts to open in...

28 Mar 2023

V Club, S Hotel

RCI, the world’s leading travel network for owners of holiday properties, has recently signed an agreement with a new affiliation in Turkey.  The V Club S Hotel Cesme located in Izmir (third biggest city of Turkey) combines both investment and holiday model properties.  Robin Mills, Vice President Business Development, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific is delighted with this new affiliation and said “V Club is a young and successful club founded in Turkey by visionary developers. The RCI affiliation of V Club’s first resort, The S Hotel, will bring dynamism to the sector and a well desired inventory to...

16 Mar 2023

Aria Vacation Club

RCI is delighted to announce the brand new affiliation with Aria Vacation Club in Dubai. This is the first points based club in Dubai with RCI providing the external exchange service to the club. Dubai’s most recognised beachfront community Palm Jumeirah is home to the stunning Balqis Residence.  Sitting at the top of Palm Jumeirah with its private resort beach and panoramic views of Dubai marina, the Balqis Residence has a secured gated community and offers a tranquil escape. Hosting a variety of restaurants offering regional and international cuisine, a mix of adult, family and kids pools, a professionally run kids club plus...

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...