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RCI Announces The Launch Of RCI Points Program For Timeshare Market In India

A novel concept brings greater flexibility to timeshare owners in India.

Friday, June 25, 2010
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RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has introduced the RCI Points program through Cambay Family Holidays Club, part of Neesa Leisure Ltd. With the launch of RCI Points in India, timeshare owners will be offered an enhanced trading system that gives RCI Points members greater flexibility in resort and travel exchange.

The RCI Points membership provides ultimate vacation flexibility, variety and complete utilization of the timeshare ownership. It allows an owner to purchase a week at a resort and then deposit it into the program for points. The traditional “week” is converted into points, which can be accumulated and redeemed for an exchange vacation. Unused points can be carried forward to the next year and additional points can be borrowed from next year’s allocation. These points can even be used to buy air tickets, car hire, theme park tickets and more through various Points Partners associated with RCI.

The benefits that come with an RCI Points membership include:
• More choice and flexibility on the type, size, quality and duration of holidays
• Transparency of buying power as usage of Points is always precisely calculated
• Complete utilization as one never spends more Points than one needs to
• Ability to borrow and save Points
• Points redeemable against various travel products
• Reservation system operated on “first come, first served” basis

Radhika Shastry, managing director, RCI India, said, “We are delighted to present this internationally successful concept to timeshare owners in India. The advantages of the RCI Points membership extend beyond great value holidays in unbeatable locations; it gives timeshare owners efficient and user-friendly value additions that will greatly enhance their timeshare experience.”

Explaining further the novelty of RCI Points, Shastry continued, “RCI Points can simply be defined as a form of holiday currency used for reserving the holiday of your choice. Members have the freedom to devise their vacations as they want, where they want, and when they want. The RCI Points program provides its members with the transparent usage of points to book a holiday at the home resort, group resort or at other RCI affiliated resorts around the globe.”

Cambay Family Holidays Club, powered by RCI, will offer its members complete backend support with reservations, inventory management and maintenance of member records. Members can call one number to make a reservation at any resort within the club or for an exchange into an RCI affiliated resort. The RCI Points program will be available to all Cambay Family Holidays Club timeshare owners of the following resorts: Cambay Spa & Golf Resort – Gandhinagar, Cambay Golf Resort, Jamdoli – Jaipur, Cambay Spa & Resort, Kukas – Jaipur, Cambay Palm Lagoon, Kollam – Kerala, Cambay Spa & Resort – Udaipur.

“Our affiliation with RCI has been very enriching. RCI has been the undisputed leader in the vacation exchange business for over 35 years. The introduction of RCI Points in India is part of our endeavor to provide innovative solutions to deliver better holiday experiences to timeshare members. As one of the most progressive products in the timeshare industry today, RCI Points is the future of the industry and we are confident its advantages will be well received by consumers in India,” said Sanjay Gupta, chairman, Neesa Group.

About RCI
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with exclusive access for specified periods to more than 65,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is comprised of vacation exchange, including RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program; vacation rentals, including Endless Vacation Rentals®, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, and other renowned vacation rental brands, through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas; and NorthCourse® Leisure Real Estate Solutions, a research and consultancy firm providing advisory services to the global leisure real estate industry. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange. For additional information visit our media center.

For additional information on the services offered to developers by RCI and how they can add potential value to leisure real estate projects, visit www.wyndhamer.com

About Cambay Family Holidays Club
Cambay Family Holidays Club is the vacation ownership business vertical of Neesa Leisure Ltd., an integrated hospitality management company. Neesa Leisure Ltd., develops, owns, operates and markets its own business and leisure verticals under the brand name “CAMBAY”. Cambay Family Holidays Club, powered by RCI offers cost effective holidays with endless benefits at excellent locations across the globe, including a wide choice of holidaying options in selected own resorts and 4800 RCI affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries. Moreover, holiday opportunities will increase for CFH Club members with the growth and expansion of Cambay Hotels and Resorts in India. With eight owned properties across Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, Kerala and Goa, two upcoming properties at Neemrana and Dahej SEZ, and properties under management contract at Bengaluru, Jodhpur and Abu, Cambay Hotels and Resorts offers undiluted opulence through their superior ambience, hospitality and service. For further details log on to www.cambayholidays.com

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