Parsippany, NJ (November 17, 2011) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, recently announced several changes to RCI.com that enhance the online experience for RCI Points® members. The latest enhancements include a streamlined and single search process, improvements to the travel program and an updated online RCI Points PlatinumSM membership process.
“When making these changes, we relied on feedback from members and came up with solutions to make their vacation planning process even more enjoyable and exciting,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “The enhancements were designed to make it easier and faster for members to get the vacation they want at one of the many high-quality affiliated resorts in the RCI network.”
Now, when RCI Points members search for vacations, they need not worry about reservation rules, search types and navigation options – instead, RCI.com will take care of these things and will take them into account when displaying vacation exchange options. Members will then be able to filter the results by region, date of travel, activities and number of rooms to find the most suitable vacation for their needs.
What’s more, the search results will now include RCI Weeks inventory in a single view with Points inventory, with the RCI Weeks exchange inventory having assigned Points values to make searching the more than 4,000 affiliated resorts in the RCI network simpler and easier to understand.
The RCI Points Partner program, which allows RCI Points subscribing members to exchange a portion of their Points for discounts on travel products and services such as hotel stays, airfare, rental cars and more, also received a makeover. The new program makes it easy for members to take advantage of this valuable program, and a new Best Price Guarantee will ensure that they are getting competitive prices before applying their Points. Travel Rewards earned through RCI Travel can also now be applied to cash portions of RCI Points Partner transactions, giving users an even more flexible use of Points.
RCI Points Platinum, a premium-tier membership option that RCI debuted last year, has also been enhanced to make it easier for members to use the benefits of the program. Members who opt in to RCI Points Platinum can now book priority inventory through RCI.com, and members interested in joining can upgrade to RCI Points Platinum online.
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.