PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/13 -- RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that more than 200,000 members have acquired RCI Platinum®, its premium-tier membership program. RCI Platinum takes vacation exchange membership to a new level, offering additional subscribing membership benefits that can be enjoyed while on vacation or at home.
"The RCI Platinum offering has proven immensely popular with members for all of the substantial travel and Lifestyle Benefits it offers, as evidenced by this fantastic enrollment number," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "And for our affiliates, RCI Platinum serves as an important sales tool, adding even more value to vacation ownership and exchange."
The popular RCI Platinum membership program was originally launched in 2010 as the first program of its kind in the industry, and has expanded to offer more exclusive benefits to its members, increasing the value of their vacation ownership experience. These benefits include opportunities for free Unit Upgrades, exclusive Priority Access to specially-acquired vacation inventory and rebates for various RCI transactions.
The membership benefits extend beyond exchange, with perks that can be used year round. These include restaurant discounts, advance purchase and front-of-the-line privileges for select theater and city destination attractions, discounted green fees, preferred rates at premier ski destinations, and monthly dining certificates.
RCI Platinum members also have the opportunity to earn back a portion of the cost of their purchases back in the form of Travel Rewards from the RCI.com Shopping Store for qualifying transactions, which can be redeemed toward a variety of services and products, including RCI Platinum(SM) Travel Rewards Cards, which can be used to pay all or part of the member's timeshare resort maintenance fees. With these discounts and savings, RCI Platinum membership can potentially save members hundreds of dollars each year.
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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, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.