In 1974, RCI introduced the concept of vacation ownership exchange, offering members flexibility in connection with the benefits of a vacation ownership interest. More than 35 years later, we continue to maintain our leadership position in the industry we helped to invent and grow.
1974 RCI is established in Virginia, USA with one resort affiliation and 453 members
1976 First RCI office outside U.S. opens in Mexico
1977 First European RCI office opens in London; Endless Vacation® Magazine debuts
1980 First Pacific RCI office opens in Australia and toll-free phone lines open
1981 First Asian RCI office opens in Japan
1982 First RCI office in South America opens in Argentina
1983 First RCI office in Africa opens in South Africa
1985 RCI affiliates its 1,000th resort
1989 RCI reaches 1 million subscribing members
1991 RCI Gold Crown Resort® quality award recognition program is established.
1994 RCI celebrates its 20th anniversary
1995 RCI achieves 2 million subscribing members.
1996 RCI.com is launched
1997 RCI affiliates its 500th Gold Crown Resort
2000 RCI launches RCI Points® program the world’s first global points-based exchange program.
2001 RCI’s Beijing, China office opens.
2002 RCI introduces The Registry Collection® program; RCI surpasses 3 million members;
2003 RCI Points® surpasses 350,000 subscribing members.
2004 RCI celebrates 30-year anniversary.
2006 The Registry Collection® program reaches the milestone of offering 100 affiliated luxury
leisure assets to members
2007Endless Vacation Rentals is launched.
2008 RCI affiliates its 4,000th resort and introduces Enhanced Search for member rentals and Weeks, a unique and easy online search tool.
2009 RCI celebrates 35 years as the global leader in vacation exchange; RCI introduces
RCI® TV, a new online television network available to members on RCI.com; The
Registry Collection exchange program announced that there are more than 160
properties that are either accessible for exchange or under development through