Singapore (April 16, 2018) - RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange recently welcomed five new resorts in Japan to its RCI Weeks program, adding new holiday options to its 3.8 million global exchange members. These five properties are located across Japan in popular tourist destinations, including three new cities for RCI Members – Mie Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, and Tochigi Prefecture.
“Japan remains one of the top travel destinations in the world,” said Jonathan Mills, managing director of RCI Asia Pacific and DAE Global. “We are delighted to welcome these five resorts to the RCI Weeks program, adding to the wealth of exchange options we offer in Japan. This addition brings RCI’s network in Japan to a current total of 21 affiliated resorts.”
According to statistics provided by JTB Tourism Research & Consulting, Japan welcomed a record 28.7 million tourist arrivals in 2017, surpassing the total number of visitors in 2016 by 19 percent and keeping on track for the Japanese government’s target to boost the number of visitors to 40 million in 2020. While traditionally popular destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka continue to be tourist favourites, efforts have been put in by the government to attract more international tourists to other prefectures. “An affiliation with RCI therefore establishes a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties – it will bring more international tourists to these beautiful destinations and resorts, and at the same time underscores RCI’s commitment to grow its vacation exchange network offerings for its members,” said Mills.
The five new resort properties that join the RCI exchange network include:
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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 or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.