Take your timeshare ownership to the next level with RCI membership and exchange holidays.
RCI pioneered the concept of exchange holidays and has been the worldwide leader in timeshare exchange since 1974. Today, as many as 3.8 million RCI members are getting the best out of their timeshare ownership by using the many benefits that come with being an RCI member. Enjoying an unrivalled choice of holiday locations and accommodation on 4,500 RCI-affiliated resorts is one of the biggest advantages of being an RCI member.
RCI’s exclusive member benefits are designed to enhance the leisure lifestyle, offering great value cruises, resort offers and more. Its higher level of membership – RCI Platinum – gives you even more ways to make the most of your holiday time away.
RCI’s Guides are on hand to assist our members in the planning of their exchange holidays. Our Guides have a passion for travel, great knowledge of different destinations, as well as access to the resources to match our members’ holiday requests with the best accommodation and holiday for them.
RCI is continually enhancing its member website – www.rci.com, making it faster and more fun for members to research and book their own RCI holidays on the website. There is now full transparency of resort values and availability on the website to make holiday planning so much easier. And for those who need a reassuring helping hand, you can ‘talk’ to one of our Guides using the ‘Click To Chat’ facility.
Members can also manage their RCI accounts online, while on Points to Remember and Inside RCI Weeks there are simple practical guides designed to help members use the RCI system to get the most out of their membership and timeshare ownership.
RCI exchange holidays and membership inspires RCI members to discover new holiday experiences and destinations, as well as returning to their favourites – and always with the assurance of knowing they will benefit from a consistently high quality of accommodation in RCI-affiliated resorts, wherever they choose to travel.
Extra travel and lifestyle benefits
To be able to enjoy a greater variety of holidays may well be the initial reason why most people become RCI members, but they soon discover the company offers a host of other exclusive member benefits.
RCI Extra Holidays and Late Deals
Looking for a value for money break without exchanging your timeshare? RCI offers members a number of great value cash holiday options. Many of these holidays are in wonderful resorts and prices start from just £155 a week and are available to book within 45 days of check-in date. And prices are set, regardless of destination or resort classification. All this is available to members without having to deposit their timeshare weeks.
Many members use the RCI Extra Holidays and Late Deals to tag onto the end of an exchange holiday to extend their time away and bring some variety to their holiday.
The company also has many partners, including cottages4you, Hoseseasons and James Villas, through which it is able to offer its members an even wider range of high-quality accommodation at preferential rental rates.
RCI Platinum Membership
Being able to trade your timeshare interval for any number of great exchange holidays is one of the best perks of RCI membership.
But it doesn’t end there. The company has introduced a range of lifestyle benefits for its members.
An RCI Platinum Membership gives you priority access to exchange holidays in highly demanded destinations, unit upgrades for no additional fee, RCI Platinum Rewards such as £20 on Extra Holiday bookings and a £15 reward on the purchase of an RCI Guest Certificate, all of which can be used towards future RCI transactions.
There are other exclusive great value offers on travel and leisure attractions too.
RCI Platinum rewards you at home, as well as on holiday, offering discounts on attraction tickets, dining out and days out with the family. All the benefits of RCI Platinum Membership are available from just £49 a year.
RCI can package your whole trip, from door to door, with flights, airport parking and car hire when you visit your timeshare or an exchange resort, as well as any other holiday travel you may want to arrange. Add to that access to a range of travel benefits, from thousands of cruise holiday options to travel insurance.
RCI Travel has a number of partners offering cruises on some of the biggest names in the industry, including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Cunard, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and more.
RCI members can also combine a cruise with a stay at a timeshare resort with its Cruise and Stay option to add an exciting new dimension to their holiday. Weeks deposits and RCI Points can be used towards a cruise discount to make big savings – and there are literally thousands of cruises to choose from.
RCI Travel is operated by ICE Europe Limited.
Discover a world of wonder with exchange holidays and RCI membership
If you own timeshare and would like to widen your holiday lifestyle horizons by becoming an RCI member, giving you access to the world’s largest global network of Exchange Holidays, visit rci.com/jointoday.
Alternatively you can find our more about RCI, exchange holidays, and the benefits of an RCI membership by visiting the RCI website or calling an RCI Guide on 0845 60 86 380.
Care to share?
If you are an RCI member and value the wonderful times you have enjoyed with your loved ones by using your RCI membership, why not share your memories and fabulous RCI holiday experiences to inspire others to do the same. It may have been an unusual destination and a new place you discovered or a special time made even more memorable by coming together in a fabulous RCI-affiliated resort.
Here are some of the social media sites on which RCI members are getting together to share their holiday inspiration in their own RCI community. You are very welcome to join the chatter!
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands.
And for those who don’t know…
…this is how timeshare exchange holidays work with RCI
Timeshare gives those passionate about travel the opportunity to purchase spacious apartment-style accommodation at quality resorts with an array of amenities in destinations around the world. Millions of owners have found timeshare’s home from home comforts and extensive on-resort facilities, such as swimming pools, Jacuzzis, golf courses and spas, with a variety of bars and restaurants, a very attractive way to holiday when compared with hotels.
More than all that extra space, timeshare accommodations offer a relaxing and exclusive lifestyle – enjoyed by those fortunate enough to own second homes in prime resort locations – but at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle around maintenance, security and upkeep that comes with whole ownership of a holiday home.
When you buy a timeshare it’s typically in either one-week intervals or a package of points based on the value of an owned week transferred to a points’ value, both of which can be used to reserve accommodation equating to the same value at resorts which are affiliated to an established holiday exchange network, such as RCI – the world’s largest provider of exchange holidays.
Membership of an exchange services provider is important when you want to holiday somewhere different than your home resort? RCI gives you the opportunity to deposit your week or a number of points with them, in exchange for a stay in another timeshare resort, of a similarly high quality and value, anywhere in the world.
RCI’s network of affiliated resorts are to be found in 100 countries around the world and offer every style of accommodation and type of holiday experience, from beachfront apartments to lakeside villas, from wellness retreats to golfing havens, from ski, mountain and rural landscapes to all the buzz of sophisticated and historic towns – there really is something for everyone at RCI.
The RCI member website – www.rci.com – has been enhanced recently to bring clarity and transparency to the whole process of exchange.
Members can now clearly see the value of their deposited weeks, plus any credits they may have left from previous exchanges where the whole value of their week wasn’t used.
They can also see the availability and value of the accommodations in the RCI exchange network and, with the help of online tools such a deposit calculator, easily work out which accommodations they can access. And the new flexibility introduced to RCI weeks means members can now combine weeks to access higher value resorts, or trade down and get more weeks holiday out of a high-value week.
Likewise, RCI Points members can now save points and borrow points, giving them the option of building enough points value to take that extra special break…