The global leader in vacation exchange properties RCI has added 103 new properties to its already extremely large portfolio. The new affiliations include resorts in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, India, Latin America and North America.
This year, Shell Vacations Club have also joined the RCI network. Shell Vacations Club is part of Wyndham Destinations, which has nearly 900,000 owners through 20 plus brands, including Club Wyndham, WorldMark by Wyndham and RCI. The Shell Vacations portfolio of resorts includes exclusive properties like the Waikiki Marina Resort in Hawaii.
Senior Vice President of RCI, Fiona Downing said: “I’m pleased to welcome the Shell Vacations Club members to the RCI member family. We know they will appreciate the vast array of vacation resorts they can choose from and our team will make it easy to turn their travel dreams into memories they can cherish. The addition of the 26 Shell Vacations resorts across the west coast, Hawaii and Mexico will provide even more opportunities for our 3.8 million subscribing members to explore the world.”
RCI have also added destinations in Asia, comprising of four resorts in China. They have also added 16 resorts in India. In Europe, RCI added the Karma resorts in Greece, France and Italy.
RCI is a timeshare broker, meaning members can exchange their usual timeshare week or weeks and resort for a holiday at another RCI affiliated resort. It allows members to travel anywhere in the world and offers a greater choice of resorts for timeshare owners.
RCI also offers members two choices of membership packages, RCI Points and RCI Weeks. RCI Points members can access timeshares from other points owners and banked weeks. The more points you have, the higher quality of resort you can holiday at. RCI Weeks are less flexible. You give your week to RCI and book a different resort or week through RCI. Members often find this to be difficult, as the availability is smaller and the quality less desirable.
For many owners, RCI provides an excellent way to experience new resorts and locations when choosing a holiday destination, and owners are not limited to the same resort. However, many owners find they are limited with the amount of points they own or type of membership and often find themselves having to fork out more cash to improve their memberships.
People who enter into timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and cannot afford it any longer. They may also find that the Timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want to end the contract.
There are too many individuals who are willing to take advantage of timeshare owners and offer fake products, along with timeshare exit schemes. Before agreeing to any timeshare termination or exit procedure with an individual or company, seek independent advice and fully research any company you are thinking of working with.
It is also important to remember that purchasing a timeshare should NEVER be viewed as a financial investment. Timeshare is an investment in lifestyle, in future holidays and family time together. There is almost no resale value to a Timeshare.
The mis-selling of holiday products is, unfortunately, common practice within the holiday industry. These type of crimes often go unreported by the most vulnerable in our society and criminal convictions are few and far between.
If you have purchased a Lifestyle / Concierge Service, a Timeshare or a ‘Holiday Points’ based product from a resort or company and feel unhappy with the service, or simply want to end your agreement, get in touch with us today to see how we can help with a possible money back claim.