June 10, 2013 14:53 ET

RCI® Celebrates the Addition of 35 Properties to Affiliate Network in First Quarter of 2013

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that it added 35 new affiliated properties to its global network in the first quarter of 2013. These additions join the more than 4,000 affiliated resorts already a part of RCI's network.

"We have had another great quarter of affiliations, and are proud to have added these fantastic new properties to our exchange network," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "These quality affiliations add even more flexibility and choice for our subscribing members with new resort options in amazing destinations all over the world, including some great resorts in Thailand, Brazil, Spain and Las Vegas."

One of the newest additions in Asia is the Tides Boutique Spa Resort, Samui, which offers luxury and service for visitors looking to explore Thailand. The resort boasts its own stretch of beach from which vacationers can take in views of The Great Buddha statue and surrounding islands. The property was designed with comfort in mind, and guests can relax by the infinity pool or enjoy one of many available spa treatments.

Another new resort destination is Dom Pedro Laguna Beach Villas & Golf Resort, a five-star hotel in Brazil that is part of the luxury eco-resort Aquiraz Riviera. The private and relaxing resort can serve a paradise for guests, with both golf and beach options spread across a beautiful lagoon and the Marambaia Beach. The resort offers access to the Ocean Golf Course, swimming pools next to the beach, fitness facilities, spa treatments, tennis and volleyball courts, and much more.

Royal Sun Resort is a new RCI-affiliated resort in Tenerife. Set on a high cliff, the resort offers stunning views of both the village and the sea. Vacationers can relax by the heated swimming pools, where a sparkling waterfall flows past surrounding sunbathing terraces. The resort also boasts squash courts, a whirlpool hot tub, a fitness center, a playground and game rooms. Evening entertainment is available, and the elegant on-site restaurant features flavorful cuisine and splendid views.

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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.