PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE :WYN ), and Grand Pacific Resorts have renewed their affiliation agreement. The partnership between the two companies continues to bring more than 20 properties in California, Hawaii, and Canada to RCI® subscribing members.
"We have enjoyed a very long and successful affiliation relationship with Grand Pacific Resorts, and we are thrilled to continue working together to send vacationers on trips they love," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "This group of resorts is well-known for its quality services and amenities in popular North American destinations. We believe our members will be pleased to continue visiting these resorts for years to come."
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Grand Pacific Resorts is a full-service resort management and development company that is committed to "Enriching Lives by Creating Experiences Worth Sharing" for more than 70,000 traveling families each year. Each resort has a unique feel that fits the destination, but the level of service is consistent throughout the company.
"For more than twenty years, Grand Pacific Resorts' owners have used RCI to explore new destinations around the world. We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship, which enhances the value of our owners' vacation ownership by offering greater flexibility," said David Brown, co-president, Grand Pacific Resorts.
Grand Pacific Resorts is a leader in sustainable hospitality practices. Several of its resorts have been recognized with the RCI Green Award, including Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel, which earned a Platinum RCI Green Award in 2014, and Hanalei Bay Resort, which earned a Silver RCI Green Award in 2015.
"At RCI, we place a high value on the sustainability of the planet we all share, and know that the hospitality industry has incredible potential to make a positive impact," continued Gurnik. "Grand Pacific Resorts shares these values and lives them every day in their resort operations. This makes us even more proud to be their trusted business partner."
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 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 3.8 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 or rciaffiliates.com. RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.