RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations, continued its strong growth with the addition of 103 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the second half of 2018. The new affiliations include resorts in India, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America. RCI added 16 resorts in India, including five resorts from Times Heaven Club across the country.
Commenting on the same, Sabina Chopra, Managing Director, RCI India, said, "Through these additions we continue to expand the choices we offer our 3.9 million members through our global exchange network. Over the past year, we’ve added some exceptional properties to the RCI exchange all over the world. In India, these 16 new affiliates significantly augment our presence and commitment to the country. Our growing presence in India is a clear indication of the confidence our members and developers have in the concept of vacation ownership and the recognition of RCI as their preferred partner of choice in delivering memorable experiences to all the RCI members around the globe.’’
Fiona Downing, Senior Vice President, RCI added, "We’re committed to delivering the broadest set of vacation exchange options for our members. Last year, we added 172 new affiliated properties to the RCI portfolio, a 22% increase over 2017, which is why we continue to be the first choice as an exchange partner for affiliated resorts and a vacation partner for our members.”
New destinations for members in Asia include four resorts from Riverside Group in China adding new and exciting destination vacation experiences for RCI members. Two of Riverside’s properties in Haiyan, Zhejiang – the PCVP Resort Six Flags Theme Park, Haiyan and Wyndham Resort Six Flags Theme Park, Haiyan – are situated within the internationally acclaimed Six Flags theme park that is currently under development. Scheduled to open in late 2019, these integrated theme park resorts are designed with families with young children in mind and offer guests quality vacation time and fun with the family.
In Europe, RCI welcomed Karma resorts in Greece, France, and Italy. Located at the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Karma Borgo di Colleoli is a sprawling historic manor house which has received a new lease on life as an elegant and luxurious 5-star rated resort. Tuscany’s top tourist destinations, including Pisa and Florence, are within easy driving distance.
The RCI Latin America region’s growth continues in several countries within the high end market with the inclusion of Grand Sirenis Punta Cana as well as innovative products like Grand Luxxe Jungle at Riviera Maya.
The Registry Collection program, RCI’s luxury exchange program, continued to grow with the addition of the Lanais at Mare from the St. Clair Collection in San Juan, bringing a new level to vacation ownership in Puerto Rico. Also joining the Collection is the Venezia Del Caribe Resort & Spa at Wyndham Grand Belize. This is the first 5-star luxury beachfront resort and spa on the island situated on pristine beachfront just north of San Pedro Town.