Singapore (January 8, 2015) — RCI®, the global leader in holiday exchange, and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), recentlyadded two new properties in Japan to its exchange network through an affiliation with developer Gumi Development Co. Ltd.
“We are excited to add two great options for our members in Japan, a highly popular travel destination famous for its unique blend of modern and traditional culture and warm hospitality,” said Gavin Cheong, business development director, RCI Asia Pacific. “J’s Nichinan Resort and J’s Kobayashi Golf & Resort provide quality accommodations and a haven for golfers looking for a good golf experience in Japan, and we are proud to have them as part of our network.”
Both properties offer RCI members the opportunity to visit Kyushu, an island located at the south of Japan. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Japan Sea and the East China Sea, Kyushu is a charming destination famous for its picturesque mountain scenery, hot springs, hiking trails and delectable Kyushu Cuisine. It’s an ideal choice for travellers who want an alternative to the more popular tourist cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto, and are looking to experience a different side of Japan.
J’s Nichinan Resort is located in Miyazaki prefecture, 45 minutes away from Miyazaki International Airport. The 100-room hotel offers both western style rooms and Japanese-style tatami rooms, providing a unique experience for visitors to Japan. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains while enjoying a round of golf, or relax in an open air bath that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
J’s Kobayashi Golf & Resort is located in one of the most vibrant areas of Kyushu, offering many exciting activities for vacationers. Families staying in one of the 18 Finnish-inspired villas can enjoy the resort’s on-site hiking trails for a daytime adventure, or take a walk around its pristine greens. The resort also features a convention hall, fitness centre, indoor hot spring, sauna and on-site restaurants.
“Through our affiliation with RCI, the world’s largest holiday exchange company, we hope that our two resorts in Japan under BlueJays Vacation Club will gain greater domestic and international exposure,” said Jaeho Jung, CEO of JSPND Group, the parent company of Gumi Development. “Working with RCI will provide us with valuable business support for our growth plans, allowing us to add more value to our holiday ownership product and give our members a wider variety of holiday options. This affiliation is very meaningful to us, and we hope that Bluejays Vacation Club can grow with RCI to become a global leisure company.”
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts in more than 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 or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About JSPND Group and Gumi Development Co. Ltd.
Established in 1993 in South Korea, JSPND Group’s core business is in real estate development and golf course and country club management, focusing mainly in Japan and South Korea. The company’s diversified real estate portfolio includes residential apartments, shopping malls, hotels and theme parks. In 2005, JSPND Group started expanding overseas and has undertaken development projects in the United States, Vietnam, Indonesia etc. Today it has 8 subsidiaries under its wings, and manages a total of 8 golf courses and resorts in South Korea and Japan. Gumi Development Co. Ltd was founded in 1987 and operates as a subsidiary of JSPND Group. For more information, visit www.jspnd.com.
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