LAS VEGAS (April 11, 2014) — RCI presented the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) with a donation of $50,000 USD on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, during the 2014 ARDA World conference in Las Vegas. AIF is a nonprofit organization run by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that aims to fulfill the research, education and fundraising needs of the fast-paced vacation ownership industry.
“Supporting our industry is an important business goal and part of our company culture at RCI,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “As the saying goes, a rising tide raises all ships – and AIF’s valuable research and education programs contribute to the success of all vacation ownership businesses, including RCI and our affiliates. We are proud to make this donation in support of AIF’s continuous efforts.”
RCI presented the donation to the AIF at the opening General Session of ARDA World 2014. As the global leader in vacation exchange, RCI has been a long-time supporter of the AIF, and continuously encourages efforts that develop and promote the timeshare industry.
“It’s only through the commitment of companies like RCI that we are able to carry out our research, fundraising and education initiatives,” said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO. “These efforts help move the industry forward, and we are thankful for RCI’s support.”
Established in 1982 to fulfill the research needs of the industry, AIF has grown to provide a multitude of services to vacation ownership professionals. These initiatives include fundraising events, professional certification programs and research studies.
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 the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, 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 approximately 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,rciaffiliates.comorThe RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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