RCI adds 22 resorts to affiliated portfolio

PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY Wyndham Worldwide’s vacation exchange company, RCI, has added 22 new resorts to its network in the second quarter, bringing the number of new additions in the first half of 2010 to 58.

New resorts added this year include Branson’s Nantucket Resort, a lakefront property that offers a view of the Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and The Village at Machrihanish Dunes on the southwest coast of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.

“We are extremely proud to affiliate these 22 beautiful timeshare resorts with RCI—resorts that will continue to enhance our members’ vacation experiences across our industry-leading exchange network,” says RCI CEO Geoff Ballotti. “These agreements reflect our commitment to offering our members access to the best vacation options around the world, and are a testament to our efforts to provide developers with valuable services to help them increase sales and lower marketing costs.”

RCI also launched its RCI Points Platinum membership program in the second quarter, which offers members opportunities for automatic upgrades, priority exchange privileges and other benefits. The program was rolled out in June, with a similar program for RCI Weeks members planned for a future launch.