RCI adds another resort to its portfolio.

RCI is the global leader in holiday exchange, with over 4,300 affiliated resorts in 110 countries. RCI has announced it is adding the Hondaafushi Island Resort to its portfolio of properties and marks the hospitality giant’s 4th resort in the region.

Hondaafushi Island Resort is a beautiful resort located in the stunning Maldives, with white sands and clear blue seas. It boasts mesmerising views of the lagoons, luxurious accommodations and five-star facilities.

A spokesperson for RCI India said about the new addition: “We are delighted to announce our new affiliation with Hondaafushi Island Resort and expand our partnership with AAA Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives. The Maldives is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with its crystal-clear water of turquoise blue, vibrant marine life, remarkable coral reefs and beaches of pure white sand, covered by lofty palm trees and rich foliage. With this partnership we continue to strengthen both the number and quality of vacation choices we are able to offer our members in premium holiday destinations.”

Wyndham expands across the Mediterranean.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has opened 11 new hotels in the Mediterranean so far this year. This includes the first Ramada by Wyndham in Portugal, which opened in September. Wyndham is planning to continue with this growth through 2019, with planned openings in Crete and Cyprus. Wyndham will open its first resort in Cyprus in the centre of Nicosia in 2019 and will expand its property portfolio in Greece, with the acquisition of more than 1,300 rooms spread over 7 hotels.

Wyndham has also gained the title of largest hotel company in Turkey, with 69 hotels across the country. This year alone, Wyndham opened hotels in 4 major Turkish locations and are planning another 6. By 2020 Wyndham plan to open 100 hotels in Turkey.

The hospitality giant has also seized interests in the fast-growing market of Israel and has 5 hotels in the region, including Jerusalem and Nazareth.

RCI acquires Clarks Holidays – to offer Urban Vacations.

RCI has acquired 14 properties to its exchange network through an affiliation with Clarks Holidays. This affiliation expands RCI’s Urban offerings as they seek to accommodate the needs of modern travellers, who want more variety from their vacation membership programs. They hope to not only offer their members access to high-quality accommodation options in busy cities, but also provide exceptional standard holiday experiences.

A spokesperson for RCI said: “We have been noticing a shift in the timeshare space. Many new travellers today are young vacationers of the millennial generation. This shift has also bought about a change in destinations that urban travellers want to visit. Travel today has a new definition. It’s more about exposing themselves to different people and their traditions, outside or even within the country. We are extremely delighted to welcome Clarks Holidays, to our growing RCI family.”

People who enter into Timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and simply 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 advise 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 and 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 feel you have been mis-sold this product, please get in touch with us to discuss how we may be able to help you with a possible Money Back Claim.

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