(Resort Condominium International) is a worldwide
timeshare exchange company. With over 3 million
members, RCI is the largest vacation exchange company in the
Interval International. The RCI resort directory
consists of over 5,600 RCI affiliated resorts worldwide. The
majority of these resorts are located in the
United States and
Europe. To become a member of RCI, one needs to pay an
annual membership fee and be a timeshare owner at any of the
RCI resorts (a resort who has an affiliation with RCI).
During those times when timeshare owners want to travel on
more than one vacation or when they want to travel to
destinations during a different time than what their home
resort allows, RCI can connect them to an exchange community
of timeshare owners who are also looking to exchange their
travel time. This allows timeshare owners the flexibility of
visiting resorts other than their home resort.
RCI has resort affiliations with some of the most popular
timeshare companies, including
Disney Vacation Club,
Hilton Grand Vacations Club,
Holiday Inn Club Vacations,
Mayan Resorts and
Wyndham Vacation Ownership.
RCI has two types of memberships. One is called
RCI Weeks and the other is called RCI
- "RCI Weeks" is for any timeshare owner
of an affiliated RCI resort who wants to travel to a
resort other than their home resort. It requires
an annual membership. Membership allows the timeshare
owner to exchange their timeshare week for a stay at a
different RCI affiliated resort. The first step is
to "deposit" your week with RCI. A member can
deposit their week up to 14 days before their start date
on up to 2 years before the start date. After the member
deposits their week, they can use either the RCI website
or a Vacation Guide to find an exchange at another
affiliated RCI resort.
- RCI's other membership is called "RCI Points".
An RCI Points membership requires the ownership at an
"RCI Points" affiliated timeshare resort (when browsing
TimeshareClassifiedAds.com, look for the RCI Points logo
on the resort's webpage - this signifies that the resort
is an affiliated RCI Points resort). As a member
of RCI points, you are also a member of the RCI Weeks
program mentioned above. When you purchase your vacation
week or convert an existing week, it will be assigned a
certain number of Points. The number of points it
is assigned depends on things such as supply and demand
of the resort, unit size, the season and evaluations
from others members who have stayed at the resort. The
RCI Points are made available to you at the beginning of
yoru Use Year annually. Once you receive your
allotment of points, you can use them for a number of
different travel options, including resort stays,
airfare and other RCI Points transactions. Because the
points are yours, you can also use your points to give
to guests, friends or family members 18 years or older.
You will simply need to purchase a "Guest Certificate".
You can view the
RCI Points Grid (pdf) to determine the number of points
you will need at any resort in the RCI resort directory.
You can even save points for the following year (free)
assuming you have conducted at least one transaction
during the year. If you do not have enough points for
the resort stay you want this year, you can borrow from
next years point allotment if your membership is paid
for the following year. RCI Points includes all of the
membership benefits of RCI Weeks, plus all of the
benefits of a point system.
RCI resorts include destinations in the
Australia and the
An alternative to RCI's timeshare exchange program is for
timeshare owners to simply search the
timeshare exchange section for the resort or city they
want to travel to and contact the owner of ads that display.
Only classified ads where the owner has indicated they are
interested in an exchange will display in this section of
the website. These owners have also
indicated the locations they are interested in exchanging to
within their classified ad. It is free
to contact any timeshare owner listed on the