RCI Celebrates 40th Anniversary

RCI-Timeshare-ExchangeYesterday, RCI celebrated 40 years of “Delivering Dream Vacations”. Since their founding in 1974 RCI has grown and shaped the timeshare industry as we know it.

In a press release, the company announced the commemorative day and shared thoughts from their President, Gordon Gurnik.

Gurnik shared, “When Christel and Jon DeHaan founded RCI on February 4, 1974, they invented the concept of vacation exchange and forever changed the shape of the timeshare industry by adding an entirely new level of flexibility and choice to travelers. Since then, RCI has partnered with some of the most respected companies in the hospitality sector to continue moving the industry forward. Today, we celebrate the achievements of each of our affiliates as we look ahead to the next 40 years.”

To date, RCI’s affiliated resort inventory includes over 4,000 resorts around the globe. Many of these resorts were added in response to the needs and preferences of their over three million members.

“Our members share our passion for travel, culture and adventure,” Gurnik commented. “As we celebrate 40 years together, we want to thank each of our members for their enthusiasm for travel and their choice to see the world through vacation exchange. And as a token of our gratitude to them, we will be releasing several exciting member and consumer promotions throughout the year.”

Gurnik also recognizes that the company would not have achieved such success without the hard work and dedication of their employees.

He continued, “We have some of the best and brightest minds working at RCI, who are constantly looking for ways to improve on an already celebrated vacation exchange system. Our reputation and track record of being an innovator in the industry is only possible thanks to the spirit and dedication our associates have for delivering the best experience to RCI members and affiliates.”

Over time, RCI has molded and changed the timeshare industry. What began as a small company has now grown to become part of Wyndham Worldwide and the largest timeshare exchange company in the world.

Here are just a few of RCI’s innovations:

• In 1991, they launched RCI Resort Recognition setting a quality standard for RCI Gold Crown and Silver Crown Resorts.
• In 2000, RCI created the 1st international points-based timeshare exchange program.
• In 2002 they presented The Registry Collection, first luxury timeshare exchange program.
• The year 2009, RCI introduced RCI TV, the first online video network for timeshares.
• Most recently, in 2012 RCI was the first to introduce the ability to exchange through a mobile device.

On behalf of TheTimeshareAuthority.com, we congratulate RCI on their 40 years of success.