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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...

8 Apr 2019

RCI supports children around the World as title sponsor of Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament

For the 13th year in a row, RCI®, a worldwide leader in vacation exchange, will be the title sponsor of the annual RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will feature several locations across Europe and North America, which aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International® (CHI), a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Supporting our communities is one of the core values that makes up our DNA as an organization,” said Olivier Chavy, president of RCI. “Year after year, the Christel House Open directly supports efforts to end the cycle...

RCI Awards for CLC World Resorts & Hotels’ Costa del Sol and Tenerife resorts
12 Mar 2019

RCI Awards for CLC World Resorts & Hotels’ Costa del Sol and Tenerife resorts

CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) has been recognised for the outstanding holiday experience it delivers to customers at its resorts in Spain by RCI. The resorts on mainland Spain and Tenerife have achieved great results through delivering excellent customer service, plus superb maintenance and cleanliness of the accommodation and general resort areas. In total 11 resorts received awards. Each resort was scored against 5 categories: Check In/Out, Hospitality, Resort Maintenance, Unit Maintenance and Unit Housekeeping. Ovidio Zapico, Regional Director, Business Development/RCI exchange – RCI Europe, who presented CLC World with award plaques for their mainland Spain resorts,commented: “RCI is honoured to...

Olivier Chavy Appointed as President, RCI Exchanges
1 Mar 2019

Olivier Chavy Appointed as President, RCI Exchanges

Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has announced the appointment of Olivier Chavy as President, RCI® Exchanges. Most recently serving as CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Chavy brings 30 years of international hospitality experience and executive leadership roles spanning luxury hotel and timeshare resort operations to global interior design. RCI Exchanges is the global leader in vacation exchange, serving approximately 3.8 million members and more than 4,300 affiliated vacation ownership resorts. Chavy assumes responsibility for the strategic direction, operation and growth of the network and travel services of RCI Exchanges, including oversight of its collection of leading brands includingRCI, The Registry Collection, DAE and Love Home Swap. “Olivier will strengthen...

RCI and Bluegreen Vacations recently announced the renewal of their affiliation agreement
27 Nov 2018

RCI and Bluegreen Vacations Renew Affiliation to Continue Providing Vacation Exchange Benefits to Members and Owners

RCI, a worldwide leader in vacation exchange (NYSE: WYND), and Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) ("Bluegreen" or the “Company") have renewed their affiliation agreement. Through the renewal, Bluegreen Vacations’ more than 60 vacation resorts will continue to be part of the RCI® exchange network. Properties are located across the United States and Caribbean in destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Aspen and New York City. “Bluegreen is a company built on the strength of its long-term relationships,” said Famous Rhodes, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Bluegreen Vacations. “As such, we are very excited about the renewal of this...

19 Nov 2018

RCI Strengthens Exchange Network with Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange, is proud to welcome the newest resort from Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club to its vacation exchange network. The newly constructed property, Presidential Suites by Lifestyle - Cabarete, marks the newest building in Cabarete, helping to revitalize the destination’s downtown area. The resort joins six additional resorts by Dominican Republic Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club that are designated as RCI Gold Crown Resort® properties and available to RCI’s approximately 3.9 million subscribing members. “We are very proud of our newest breathtaking and luxurious all-inclusive resort located on one of the most exclusive spots in Cabarete,”...