The leading vacation exchange company added more than 65 properties in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its global network of over 4,300 affiliated resorts
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (February 21, 2017) – RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2016. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, span across every populated continent.
“We’re proud of the quantity and quality of properties we added to the RCI® exchange network this year,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “By working with superior brands in the hospitality sector, we’re able to offer our 3.8 million subscribing members a world of experiences to help them plan the vacation of their dreams.”
RCI saw exceptional growth in Latin America in 2016, with 60 new resorts added throughout the region. In particular, the Grand Velas Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is a beautiful resort that features three oceanfront pools next to the Sea of Cortez. With a variety of recreational activities for adults, children and teens, this resort caters to all age groups, making for a fun multi-generational getaway.
The Asia-Pacific region also saw sizable development with nearly 30 resorts added collectively. One of three new resorts added to the network by Cest le vie Resort Izumigo, Hotel Ambient Izukogen Annex in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, is located in a resort area popular for its onsens (natural hot springs), beautiful coastlines and scenic views of Mount Fuji. Guests also have access to an on-site hot spring within the resort.
In Europe, there were also a number of great additions to the RCI affiliate network. One of these includes My House Holiday Village in Mugla, Turkey, which features charming stone and stucco villas perched along hillside paths overlooking the Aegean Sea. With its hot summers and mild, sunny winters, the resort attracts an array of visitors with its eclectic mix of history, culture and sultry Mediterranean climate.
The Registry Collection® program, RCI’s luxury exchange program, welcomed Tonopalo Private Residence Club, beautiful and unique lakefront properties located on the shores of the majestic Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, California, United States. The resort boasts 270 feet of sandy beaches and can be a perfect place for both mountain and beach lovers to play, with nearby skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking along with lake activities like kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing just outside guest accommodations. Guests can enjoy all the recreation that Lake Tahoe has to offer from residences with three- to four-bedrooms, a kitchen, a balcony-view of the lake and the other comforts of home.
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About RCI RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,300 affiliated resorts in nearly 110 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI is part of Wyndham Destination Network and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information, visit our media center. RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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