PARSIPPANY, N.J. (November 15, 2016) – RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), welcomed more than 100 new properties to its vacation exchange network during the first three quarters of 2016. The new affiliations include resorts in Asia, the Caribbean, India, Latin America and North America.
“By adding more than 100 properties to our global portfolio, we continue to provide our 3.8 million members with more travel options in more destinations around the world than anyone else,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “From all-inclusive beach resorts to luxury treetop tents, we offer a wide variety of unique experiences that help members to make memories that last a lifetime.”
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pestana São Paulo recently joined RCI’s affiliate network. As one of the liveliest and most bustling cities in the world, São Paulo can be a great place to visit for an urban vacation. With a refreshing cultural feel, the resort is located in one of the city's main areas, great as a base from which to explore the city. After spending time shopping, eating and sightseeing, Pestana Sao Paulo is a great place to return and unwind, whether it’s in their luxury rooms or taking a dip in the pool.
In addition, the network expanded to Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana, which is ideally situated on the stunning El Cortecito Beach in the historic and vibrant Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Surrounded by all the beauty and excitement of Punta Cana, this resort, which is opening in December 2016, can be perfect for the entire family ready for an unforgettable getaway. Guests will enjoy impeccable golden sand beaches, unique water sports and all the culture the Dominican Republic has to offer.
The Agra Sterling Regal Vista in Agra, India, was also recently welcomed to RCI’s global network. Located in the heartland of historic Indian royalty, this traveler’s paradise offers views of the Taj Mahal and other majestic architecture dotting the surrounding landscape. The balcony dining can be a perfect place to take it all in. Modernly furnished rooms and best in class amenities, like the relaxing pool and spa services, can create a lavish stay in a city full of places to visit.
The Registry Collection® program, RCI’s luxury exchange program, added the African Monarch Nambwa Tented Lodge in Windhoek, Namibia, South Africa. Honoring the elephants’ right of way, a timber walkway meanders through the trees and joins the ten luxurious and comfortable tented suites. One main resort feature is the majestic viewing deck where the “open to sky” dining offers rewarding views of the floodplains below and are more than often the playground for large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that frequently seek refuge and security under the tented suites for the night.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 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, YouTube and Twitter.