RCI Adds 57 New Resorts to Exchange Network
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In a press release, RCI announced in their third quarter that they will add 57 new affiliated resorts to their global exchange network. These resorts will join their existing network of over 4,000 destinations.
A variety of resorts will be added from around the globe including resorts in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
President of RCI Gordon Gurnik said, “This was a fantastic quarter of affiliations for RCI, adding many beautiful properties across several of our global regions. […]These new additions further expand our members’ quality vacation choices, and we are proud to count each of these 57 new properties as part of the RCI® exchange network.”
One of the newly added resorts includes the Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic. This all- inclusive resort is located right on the beautiful beaches of Punta Cana. The resort features many activities including eight restaurants, five buffet-style dining options, bars, four pools, and a top-rated spa and wellness center. The resort is part of a larger hospitality group, the Palladium Hotel Group, which also owns a casino nearby.
Listening to their customer’s changing travel needs, RCI has also added 8 new properties in China through the Empark Grand Hotel Group. Travel to China has steadily increased in recent years, increasing the demand for trade options within the network. New RCI destinations in China include the ChHaohu Lake, the Gui’aqn Hot Spring Resort area, Kunming and Xi’an.
Eight resorts were also added to RCI’s The Registry Collection, a luxury exchange program. These resorts include the current resorts available from the Orascom developer group. Creating a unique travel experience, Orascom develops entire towns for travelers to visit to eat, sleep, and play. While each destination varies, many offer hotels, vacation homes, timeshare condos, and multiple activity areas. Each resort offers activities ranging from relaxing spas to high-energy sporting events. For example, RCI members will be able to ski at their latest development, Andermatt in the Swiss Alps.
With the addition of these resorts, so far RCI has added 117 resorts this year. RCI added 150 new resorts in 2012, leaving room for a few more in the fourth quarter of 2013.