Resorts Condominiums International [RCI]
In 1974 Jon and Christel De-Haan pioneered the concept of vacation exchange. The couple realised swapping holiday homes offered greater choice and added value to timeshare ownership experience so they developed a system to allow timeshare owners to exchange a holiday at their home resort for a stay at other resorts who had joined RCI's exchange programme. This gave timeshare owners a new level of flexibility revolutionising timeshare for many.
Today RCI is a global player in holiday exchange with a worldwide network of resorts, destinations and holiday experiences.
In 1974 RCI's first office was established in Indianapolis where they still have a presence today. Within the 1st year, 236 exchange holidays were confirmed, then in 1976: Mexico office opens, followed by London in 1977.
1980s - Offices open in Argentina, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Portugal and South Africa. In 1985, RIC welcomed its 1,000th affiliated resort and by 1986, more than 300,000 exchanges were confirmed. By 1989, member exceeded 1 million.
1990s - RCI launched Gold Crown quality recognition programme in 1991. In 1998, Christel House was established by the founder, becoming our charity of choice. In 1999, more than 2.7 million exchanges are confirmed, sending around 7.5 million people on holiday.
2000s - RCI Points launched: the first global points-based exchange programme and its luxury exchange programme in 2002: RCI celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004, with 3 million members and in 2008, it welcomed its 4,000th affiliated resort.
Today - Through its core exchange programmes, RCI Weeks and RCI Points, RCI offers its members access to affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries, for one single exchange fee.
Registered No: 1148410
Weeks: 0845 60 86 380
Points: 0845 60 86 380