PARSIPPANY, NJ (Sept. 22, 2010) — RCI Pacific celebrated its 80,000th member – a couple from Queenland’s Sunshine Coast, Barry Myles and partner Helen Brereton – with a special morning tea at Wyndham Surfers Paradise, the newest resort in the Wyndham Hotel Group’s South Pacific portfolio. Barry and Helen became RCI members when they joined the more than 43,000 other families in the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.
Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, RCI, presented Barry and Helen with a cheque for $1,000 RCI dollars which they plan to put toward one of their upcoming holidays. They also received a holiday package, which includes a one-night stay in a two-bedroom apartment at Wyndham Surfers Paradise along with a gourmet food and wine hamper.
“We are very proud to celebrate such a fantastic milestone in the Pacific region,” said Mr. Ballotti, who is visiting the region to deliver the keynote address at the annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) conference. “This milestone is truly a testament to the great vacations RCI offers it more than 3.8 million members at over 4,000 affiliated resorts worldwide. It’s because of our quality affiliates that we continue to grow our member base not only in the Pacific but around the world.”
“It was a big surprise when we received the call saying we were the 80,000th RCI Pacific member,” said Mr. Myles. “It was an even bigger surprise to have received such lovely gifts. We truly appreciate it and think it’s very nice to be made a fuss of every now and then. We’re looking forward to taking some great holidays with RCI.”
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with access for specified periods to more than 80,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. The vacation exchange business includes RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program. The vacation rentals business includes Hoseasons, cottages4you, Novasol®, Cuendet®, Landal GreenParks®, Endless Vacation Rentals®, and other renowned vacation rental brands through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange.