RCI adds more than 135 new resorts in 2017
RCI welcomed more than 135 newly affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2017, with additions spanning every populated continent.
The new affiliates feature vacation experiences with great options for nearly every kind of journey, from surf and sun to glittering modern cities.
Gordon Gurnik, RCI’s president, said: “Over the past year, we’ve added some exceptional properties to the RCI exchange network. Through strategic partnerships with both new and existing affiliates, our 3.8 million subscribing members have thousands of options to choose from in sought-after destinations around the world when planning their next vacation.”
Among the resorts coming into RCI’s EMEA regional exchange network are Ananta Udaipur in India, which is nestled at the bottom of the beautiful Aravalli Range and spread over 75 acres of lush grounds. The resort offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway as well as family holidays.
The resort features a large outdoor pool, gym, games room and spa, and is just a short drive from the City of Lakes, so ideally situated for exploring the spectacular landscapes or relaxing on-site.
Days can be spent soaking up the rays by one of two pools, or enjoying the resort’s own private beach, at Samra Bay Hotel in Egypt. If a break from the scorching sun is needed, then a pampering session in the resort’s luxurious spa centre could be just the thing.
Located in the heart of Hurghada, Samra Bay is just a few minutes’ walk from the town’s lovely marina, which is lined with restaurants and bars. The resort is also close to several top diving sites for those who want to experience the local marine life.
An indoor heated pool and four outdoor pools, tennis courts and a gym are all available to enjoy at the Royal Blue Hotel & Spa Paphos. Situated over 200 metres above sea level, the resort offers spectacular views over Paphos Bay and is just a short drive from the main town.
Holiday Club Turun Caribia in Finland is an excellent base for a family holiday, boasting a large spa that includes an indoor pool with slides, and a huge pirate ship for the children to enjoy. There’s also a large adventure park next door that will keep the young and young at heart entertained. The resort also has a sports bar and several restaurants that cater for all palates.
Ramada Resort Akbuk in Turkey is located at the end of a long, beautiful bay, benefitting from incredible views. The surrounding area is also rich in history and is perfect for explorers.
After a day of sightseeing around the historic sites, such as the nearby ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the on-site spa offers Turkish baths and a wide range of treatments to help guests unwind. There are also many sporting activities and pools with waterslides in the resort, for those who choose to stay around the pool and soak up the rays.
In addition to the EMEA region, RCI also added more than 55 new resorts in Latin America in 2017, more than 20 in the Asia-Pacific region and expanded its North American footprint by nearly 50 resorts.