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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...

RCI appoints industry leader Robin Mills to the role of Vice President, Business Development, for its EMEA region
9 May 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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...