Bangkok, TH, Nov. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In 2020, Anantara Vacation Club Points Owners wishing to indulge in an enhanced travel experience, will have thousands of new vacation options to choose from, thanks to a new affiliation agreement with RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange and a part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND).
Under the terms of the agreement, Club Points Owners may exchange their points to enjoy holiday escapes at RCI’s vast resort portfolio and for world-class vacation experiences across the globe.
From January 2020, all Anantara Vacation Club Elite Owners will be able to exchange their Club Points to enjoy the benefits of both nightly and weekly stays within RCI’s sprawling network of more than 4,300 affiliated resorts which include properties under distinguished international brands.
“Together, we’re creating more value and providing even greater levels of flexibility for our Owners planning their next holiday.” said Maurizio Bisicky, Chief Operating Officer of Anantara Vacation Club. “We’re looking forward to working with a partner with such a well-established presence in Asia Pacific, and we can’t wait to see what milestones we’ll reach in the future.”
Anantara Vacation Club’s highest Ownership Tiers will also be granted exclusive access into RCI’s luxury program, The Registry Collection® – the largest programme of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties at some of the world’s most desirable resort destinations.
In return, RCI’s members can exchange for vacations at luxurious Anantara Vacation Club properties, giving them a taste of the authentic Anantara experience, and the opportunity to explore destinations throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.
“We are thrilled to welcome Anantara Vacation Club back to the RCI exchange network,” said Olivier Chavy, President of RCI. “Anantara Vacation Club’s properties are known for their exceptional quality, and we believe that our members will rejoice at the amazing vacation options the Anantara Vacation Club affiliation will bring. I look forward to a great partnership and the exciting opportunities it brings in the many years to come.”
“The addition of Anantara Vacation Club adds impressive vacation options to our expanding portfolio in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jonathan Mills, Managing Director of RCI Asia Pacific and DAE Global. “We are delighted to welcome over 13,000 Anantara Vacation Club Points Owners into the RCI member family, and we look forward to providing them access to vacations at some of the amazing destinations that RCI has to offer, in addition to the suite of benefits they currently enjoy.”
For more information, visit us online at www.anantaravacationclub.com.
About Anantara Vacation Club
Anantara Vacation Club is Asia’s premier vacation ownership programme. It was launched in 2010 by Minor International PCL, the owner of Minor Hotels. The Club offers a portfolio of nine luxurious Club Resorts across Thailand, Indonesia, China and New Zealand and provides Club Points Owners and their guests with the opportunity to explore top holiday destinations. Club Points Owners’ travel opportunities are further enhanced through the use of the flexible Club Escapes and Global Traveller programmes, which provide access to hundreds of partner resorts and hotels internationally.
About Minor Hotels
Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of over 76,000 rooms across more than 520 hotels, resorts and serviced suites under the Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, NH Collection, NH Hotel, nhow, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands. Today, Minor Hotels’ hotel and spa portfolio spans across 54 countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Americas. In addition, Minor Hotels also operates mixed-use business including shopping plazas & entertainment, residential properties, and a points-based vacation club. For more information, please visit www.minorhotels.com.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, housing a unique portfolio of brands. 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 offers its 3.8 million members access to more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in approximately 110 countries. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, 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’s portfolio of brands also includes Love Home Swap, one of the world’s largest home exchange programs, DAE, a direct-to-member exchange company, and @Work International, a leading provider of property management systems. RCI is part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND). For additional information visit our media center or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About The Registry Collection® program
The Registry Collection® program is the world’s largest luxury exchange program, with approximately 200 affiliated properties that are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program provides members with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world’s premier destinations, as well as travel concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection program is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Destinations family of brands (NYSE: WYND). For additional information visit our media center or TheRegistryCollectio
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