Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RCI welcomed 24 new properties in the Asia Pacific and India region to its exchange network during the first half of 2019. This brings the total number of RCI affiliated resorts in the Asia Pacific and India region to 613 resorts – a milestone achievement for the company, which now offers members the largest portfolio of resorts in the region.
The expansion also highlights the key affiliation with the ‘Mint Hotels’ with addition of 14 new properties to RCI’s portfolio and catering to business traveler segment and urban landscape enthusiasts.
Since its inception in India in 1992, RCI has affiliated resorts in over 90 unique destinations across the country, giving holidaymakers access to more than 400 resorts in India as well as the global portfolio of more than 4,300 resorts across 110 countries. RCI has partnered with some of the best timeshare developers in the business. From Mahindra Holidays, Clarks Hotels, Mint Hotels to Sterling Holidays to Country Vacations and other independent properties, giving owners more choices and quality vacation opportunities than any other exchange company that in the world.
“Bringing in new and high quality resorts in sought-after destinations around the region for our 3.8 million members has always been our priority,” said Jonathan Mills, Managing Director of RCI Asia Pacific and DAE Global. “This year is RCI’s 45th anniversary and this is indeed a milestone achievement for us. In the last 18 months, we added 76 resorts to our affiliate exchange network in the Asia Pacific and India region, to offer our members a diverse array of options to suit their holiday desires.”
The 24 properties are located across a wide range of popular tourist destinations such as Vietnam, Malaysia, and China. India, in particular, saw 18 new affiliated resorts, with Mint Hotels adding 14 resorts and hotels to the RCI exchange network in city locations such as New Delhi and Mumbai. Mint Bundela Resort is less than 2 km away from Ghantai Temple and Javari Temple, which are part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
RCI also welcomed 3 new resorts in China with Libre Resort Lijiang, Beijing Lanxi Hotel and Chengdu Miao Xi Vacation Resort, which are situated in popular locations Lijiang, Beijing and Sichuan, respectively. Libre Resort Lijiang is nestled in the northwestern part of Yunnan province near UNESCO Heritage Site Dayan Ancient Town. The resort is a 25-minute drive from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, one of China’s top tourism destinations.
RCI added two new destinations including Mui Ne and La Gi in Vietnam through an affiliation with YES Vacations. Ocean Vista Resort is located in Southeast Vietnam, known for water activities including windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and other water sports. The resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, making it a popular weekend getaway destination for many city dwellers.
Celebrating its 45th year in 2019, RCI has delivered more than 56 million vacations to its members since the company’s founding.