PARSIPPANY, N.J. (February 1, 2018) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, is proud to welcome the Welk Resorts’ Platinum Program to its vacation exchange network. Through a new affiliation agreement, RCI will provide technology solutions and vacation exchange services to owners of Welk Resorts Platinum Points. In addition to the three existing RCI® affiliated properties, Welk is adding five new affiliated properties and currently developing two additional properties that it plans to add upon competition. The new affiliated Welk properties will expand the travel options for RCI’s 3.8 million subscribing members.
“We are pleased to be partnering with RCI to provide exchange services to our owners and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead,” said Jon Fredricks, president and CEO, Welk Resorts. “RCI provided Welk with a customized Club-enabled exchange solution, and offered several additional technology solutions like RCI Presenter SM and RCI LiveStream® that are expected to provide world class service to our owners.”
The five properties from Welk Resorts that join the RCI exchange network include:
“We are thrilled to be working with the team at Welk Resorts and look forward to providing great vacations to Welk owners as a result of this agreement,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “We are also excited about the additional, high-quality vacation options we are able to provide to our existing members in popular destinations in the Cabo san Lucas, San Diego and Lake Tahoe areas.”
For more information, visit www.RCI.com or www.RCIAffiliates.com.
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 orrciaffiliates.com.RCI also can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
About Welk Resorts
Welk Resorts was founded in 1964 by famed television band leader Lawrence Welk. Since then, the Welk legacy has matured into an international hospitality brand, developing or investing in high-quality resorts featuring over 1,200 luxury vacation ownership accommodations in the San Diego, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Scottsdale, Carlsbad, Kauai, Branson, Missouri, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico areas.
Welk Resorts has been recognized as one of the most respected independent brands in the vacation ownership industry. Current president and CEO Jon Fredricks, CHA & Registered Resort Professional – grandson of the founder – guides Welk Resorts, partnering with approximately 1,800 team members. Welk Resorts is a family- and employee-owned company that has won numerous industry awards, including American Resort Development Association’s Circle of Excellence (ACE) Innovator Award, Management and Administration award for its INSPIRED FOR YOU activities program, Project of the Year, and Employer of the Year.
For more information or to book your next gold crown getaway, visit www.welkresorts.com and check out their award-winning travel savings platform at www.experiencesbywelk.com.