PARSIPPANY, NJ and CELEBRATION, FL (December 9, 2010) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, and Disney Vacation Club, one of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing brands in the vacation ownership industry, have announced the renewal of their affiliation relationship. This multi-year agreement will continue to allow subscribing members access to a broad array of exciting vacation opportunities.
RCI will continue to be the exclusive third-party exchange provider for Disney Vacation Club’s more than 150,000 member families. Having already affiliated over 80 new resorts to date in 2010, RCI has one of the most expansive portfolios of high-end affiliated vacation resorts, as well as more choices in more countries than any other exchange network.
With the renewal of this relationship, Disney Vacation Club Members will continue to be able to enjoy vacations and different resort experiences at RCI affiliated properties around the world including all-inclusive options, nightly exchanges and a selection of luxurious, high-end fractional properties.
Similarly, RCI’s 3.8 million members will also continue to enjoy the opportunity to exchange into Disney Vacation Club resorts and may rent at Disney Vacation Club resorts throughout the year.
“Renewing this relationship with RCI will allow us to continue to provide our member families with diverse experiences beyond our signature Disney Vacation Club resorts,” said Jim Lewis, president, Disney Vacation Club. “A true innovator, RCI continues to offer the management depth, technology resources and global marketing infrastructure that align with Disney Vacation Club’s strategic growth plan.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Disney Vacation Club, one of the most internationally recognized and revered brands on the planet,” said Geoff Ballotti, CEO, RCI. “We’ve enjoyed our relationship with Disney Vacation Club and look forward to working closely with them as we continue to build new and innovative programs that provide even more member benefits and vacation opportunities.”
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest full-service vacation rental business, providing access to more than 85,000 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®, ResortQuest®, 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.
About Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacation Club is a vacation ownership program that helps families enjoy flexibility and savings on vacations for decades to come. By becoming a member of Disney Vacation Club, families can enjoy vacations at Disney destinations worldwide as well as other popular Member Getaways vacation locations around the globe. Disney Vacation Club resort accommodations blend Disney’s famed attention to storytelling detail with all the comforts of home. From well-appointed studios equipped with convenient kitchenettes to sprawling, one-, two- and three-bedroom villas complete with full-size kitchens, washers and dryers, luxury tubs and other homelike amenities, Disney Vacation Club resorts create flexible options to meet the needs of thousands of families from around the world.
Since its inception in 1991, Disney Vacation Club has grown to serve more than 150,000 member families from approximately 100 countries and all 50 states. Disney Vacation Club is owned by Disney Vacation Development, Inc., part of the magic of The Walt Disney Company.