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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,”...

7 Aug 2018

RCI grows its global exchange network with more than 90 newly affiliated properties

RCI, a global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND), added more than 90 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first half of 2018. The new affiliations include resorts in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. “We’re proud of the more than 90 affiliated properties we’ve added to the RCI network so far this year,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “Our 3.9 million subscribing members travel to our locations from all over the world to have new adventures and experiences. Through these new affiliations, members can get an authentic...

RCI® affiliates recognised for leading the way in sustainability 
16 May 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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...