PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 -- RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, announced today that it welcomed Royal Resorts® to its world's largest exchange network of more than 4,000 affiliated properties in approximately 100 countries.
Through this multi-year affiliation agreement, RCI members seeking to travel to Cancun and Riviera Maya will now have access to Royal Resorts' six magnificent resorts which include The Royal Cancun®, The Royal Mayan®, The Royal Islander®, The Royal Caribbean®, The Royal Sands® and The Royal Haciendas®. In addition, Royal Resorts members who join RCI will have access to RCI's vacation exchange and travel services, offering them more choice and flexibility than ever before.
"Our members are our most precious asset and will always be our top priority as we plan for the future. Joining the RCI family ensures that we now have an exchange provider that matches our strategic needs moving forward and enriches the vacation experiences we can offer our members," said Kemil Rizk, CEO of Royal Resorts.
"It is symbolic that we announce this affiliation on Dec. 21, 2012 because as the Mayans prophesied it's the beginning of a new era. Working with RCI will provide valuable business support allowing us to pursue our aggressive growth plans," added Mark Carney OBE, vice president of sales and marketing for the Royal Resorts.
"It is a great honor to welcome Royal Resorts, their beautiful properties and their members to the RCI network. Their corporate values of integrity, trust, responsibility and respect will no doubt form the foundation for a long and mutually beneficial relationship for both companies in this very important and thriving tourism and vacation ownership industry," declared Ricardo Montaudon, president and managing director of RCI Latin America.
For more than 35 years, Royal Resorts has provided outstanding vacation experiences to members and guests. As one of the leading companies in global vacation ownership and the Mexican tourism industry, Royal Resorts has built a reputation for offering superior quality family resorts and superb service. Royal Resort guests can enjoy spacious accommodations, ocean-view villas, gourmet restaurants, world-class spas, activities and entertainment and access to spectacular golf courses designed by world-renowned golfers such as Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 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 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About Royal Resorts
Founded in Cancun in 1975, Royal Resorts® is a pioneer in the Mexican tourism industry and a leading company in the international vacation ownership business. The company has five beachfront resorts in Cancun: The Royal Cancun®, The Royal Mayan®, The Royal Caribbean®, The Royal Islander® and The Royal Sands® and one in the Riviera Maya, The Royal Haciendas®, located five minutes north of Playa del Carmen. Royal Resorts has over 85,000 member families from 51 countries and independent surveys report a member satisfaction rate of over 95%, one of the highest in the industry. All six resorts won Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Family Awards in 2012 and are featured in the Trip Advisor's list of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Mexico. For additional information visit www.royalresorts.com, or the Royal Resorts blog www.royalresortsnews.com Royal Resorts can also be found on Facebook and Twitter