RCI was the very first timeshare exchange service provider in existence. Today, it is the largest of the timeshare exchange companies with 3,000,000 timeshare owner members. RCI began in 1974 with founder, Christel DeHaan organizing exchange opportunities in a shoe box. Today it is part of Wyndham, a large travel conglomerate operating resorts, vacation booking services, resort development, and timeshare exchange.
RCI Resort Directory
The RCI Resort Directory is a listing of 4,000 timeshare resorts worldwide. There are a total of 5,000 timeshare resorts today with RCI offering 4,000 and Interval International offering about 2,000. There is an obvious overlap of about 1,000 resorts that have agreed to offer both timeshare exchange services to their timeshare owner customers. RCI account members use the resort directory to identify timeshares to exchange each year. Included in each listing is a resort description, list of amenities and pictures. Timeshare is a popular way to vacation each year and “Timeshare Exchange” enables people to swap their weeks to enjoy more vacations around the world. They have been in existence over 35 years.
RCI began over 30 years ago but they are not the only timeshare exchange service. Timeshare exchange is now faster and easier using the Web. And it’s more fun and interactive because your friends can be a part of it. I hope to get you excited about the great changes taking place in timeshare today.
RCI My Account for Timeshare Owners Today
RCI.com is the web address of RCI, the oldest timeshare exchange company in the world. Although they have the most resorts signed to contract (about 4,000), many owners are looking elsewhere for options for vacation exchange.
- Better customer service
- Faster and easier web access and tools
- More reasonable exchange fees
- Video about the new exchange process: RCI & Timeshare Juice Exchange Video
RCI.com: More facts
Resort Condominiums International (RCI) is the largest timeshare exchange service in the world with over 3,000,000 timeshare owner members and was founded in 1974. RCI owns the RCI Directory and was founded by timeshare owner Christel DeHaan. They provide a large written catalog of timeshare resorts for members to browse in order to book their timeshare exchange. Once the member finds several resorts that they are willing to travel to, they call RCI (or log into RCI my account) deposit their timeshare week in the RCI bank and wait until one of those resorts to open up for a trade. If the resort never opens up or another owner gets that week first, the timeshare owner has the right to remove their timeshare from the RCI bank and use it themselves. Members of this site complain that it is too late at this point to go anywhere else and must use their week or lose it. The other complaint is that they still have to pay RCI an annual membership fee of $99 whether a trade occurred or not. Never the less, RCI is a large and profitable company with revenues in the billions of dollars.
Members using RCI.com my account will have fees as follows:
- Annual Membership: RCI = $100
- Timeshare Exchange transactions: RCI = $139-$199
- Other fees: RCI = $39
RCI has transacted millions of timeshare exchanges over the years and is the oldest timeshare exchange company in the world giving it a lot of history. Although it is the largest timeshare exchange company in the world, it is not the only. There are alternatives to RCI and its resort directory like Interval International, Dial an Exchange, and TimeshareJuice
Trade your timeshare today
Join thousands of timeshare owners from around the world. Exchange and rent timeshares from 4,600 timeshare resorts. It’s fast, fun, and free!
(Caution: Using TimeshareJuice might cause you to laugh out loud. Your family will wonder what you’re up to.)