November 21, 2013 11:04 ET

RCI® Adds More Than 50 New Affiliated Properties to Exchange Network in Third Quarter of 2013

The Largest Vacation Exchange Provider Has Added 117 New Properties Year to Date

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added 57 new properties to its global exchange network in the third quarter of 2013. The newly affiliated properties include resorts in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

"This was a fantastic quarter of affiliations for RCI, adding many beautiful properties across several of our global regions," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "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 latest additions is the Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This property serves as an all-service retreat on a stretch of beautiful beach. Guests here can enjoy eight a la carte restaurants, five buffet restaurants and several bars in between relaxing on the beach or at the onsite spa.

A new affiliation agreement signed in the third quarter with Empark Grand Hotel Group resulted in eight new RCI affiliated properties in China. Member demand for exchange options in China has increased, and these properties are high-quality accommodation options in destinations including Chaohu Lake, the Gui'an Hot Spring Resort area, Kunming, and Xi'an. 

RCI's luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection, added eight new resorts from world-renowned developer Orascom. Orascom is unique in that it creates fully-integrated towns that are destinations on their own, offering hotels, private villas, apartments, leisure facilities and supporting infrastructure. Each location features a wide range of activities from indulgent and luxurious relaxation to adrenaline-filled adventures. The brand has several established resort towns including The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, and also has several more incredible properties planned in the future including Andermatt in the Swiss Alps.

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RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with more than 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry's first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its approximately 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI's luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection®, is the world's largest program of its kind with more than 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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