RCI Launches Shared Vacation Ownership Industry White Paper

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KETTERING, U.K. (May 1, 2017) – RCI recently published a new global industry white

paper on the shared vacation ownership industry to help educate, inspire and support

potential new entrants into the business. It is also designed to assist the media, legislators and

hospitality groups to better understand the leisure real estate industry.

Created to support industry growth, the Leisure Real Estate Trends & Opportunities

handbook demonstrates the credibility of shared vacation ownership products and markets,

helping to demystify one of the fastest-growing and established industries in the hospitality


“RCI has been involved in facilitating the swapping and sharing of residential leisure real

estate for more than four decades,” said Dimitris Manikis, vice president of Business

Development for RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We have worked with developers

and investors from every walk of the hospitality and leisure real estate sectors and have seen

firsthand what a resilient and robust business this is. We at RCI understand the shared

vacation ownership model’s potential to grow a business base, as well as making a significant

contribution to tourism revenues. For all these reasons, we felt it was important to draft a

white paper that makes absolutely clear how the products work and where the opportunities

lie. We see a great future for a product that offers access to a property asset – it is the perfect

fit for today’s Millennial consumer mindset.”

This new industry handbook is designed to be an A-to- Z guide to the shared ownership and

leisure real estate business. It contains valuable business insights into the European

marketplace, as well as analysis of the global industry. Among highlights of the expert views

and knowledge shared by a wide range of industry professionals are:

 New information from the AIF (American Resort Development Association

International Foundation) Worldwide Industry Study, including top line European and

global industry performance figures and metrics

 Shared holiday ownership/residential leisure real estate business models outlines and


 The product cycle, including feasibility studies, resort openings and comparisons with

traditional hotel operations

 Marketing, sales and training advice

 Insightful industry case study by Perry Newton of Azure Malta, sharing the

company’s marketing and sales strategy, critical sales figures and metrics

 Global opportunities – highlighting the potential for this business in markets around

the world, covering Europe, India, the United States, South Africa, Asia/Pacific, and

Latin America and Mexico

 Product considerations, such as accommodation dimensions, human resource

requirements and more

The publication is initially available in English, with versions in the Spanish, Russian and

Turkish languages to follow shortly. You can download the English language publication

here: https://issuu.com/rciventures/docs/pem001993_leisure_real_estate_issuu.

About RCI

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, YouTube and Twitter.

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RCI Media Contacts:

Helen Foster

+ 44 (0)1536 314266


Catherine Reynolds

(973) 753-4662