PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added more than 170 new affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2015. The additions, which include some resorts currently under construction, span all six populated continents.
"The RCI® exchange network is known for both its breadth and quality of resorts and these 170 new affiliated properties contribute to the variety of vacation options we offer our 3.8 million subscribing members," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "Spread throughout the world in amazing destinations, these resorts are run by respected hospitality companies that we are proud to work with as we continue helping send families on incredible vacations."
The resort additions were highlighted by 19 newly affiliated Iberoclub properties in many popular destinations, including Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Bayahibe Beach, Dominican Republic. The Iberostar Punta Cana is a recently renovated, all-inclusive resort located along the stunning Bavaro Beach on the island's northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Guests are welcome to enjoy an extensive list of activities from sports designed for the whole family to an after dark dance club and casino.
In Asia, the RCI network added more than 25 new affiliated properties to its portfolio, including four resorts with Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group. The Paxton Vacances Resort Qionghai Bay Xichang property is especially alluring with its breath-taking sea views and gorgeous room amenities along with a great balance of recreational and spa offerings.
Existing affiliations added many new resorts to the exchange network as well. Sterling Holiday Resorts added six new properties in India, including Dindi by the Godavardi which is located on the lap of the Godavari River, India's second longest river. Dindi is an undiscovered realm of natural beauty which holds some of nature's most incredible elements with its serene backwaters, vast lakes and palm-fringed canals.
Additionally, four properties from Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc. join RCI's network, including The Club at Big Bear Village in Southern California. Travelers can easily access the San Bernardino Mountains from their three- or four-bedroom villas that provide fully-equipped kitchens as well as balconies where they can take in the gorgeous views and crisp, fresh air.
The Registry Collection® program, RCI's luxury exchange program, welcomed Elephant Point Estate, a unique property development in South Africa. Offering an appealing juxtaposition of modern luxury and natural beauty, the incredible lodges are set in the African Bush with scenic views of the Sabie River and Kruger National Park, where zebras, elephants and lions can roam. Each villa has its own design, with lavish elements including outdoor showers, large outdoor decks and private plunge pools.
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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. RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.