In 1974, RCI's first office was established in Indianapolis where we still have a presence today. Within one year, 236 exchange holidays were confirmed. 1976: Mexico office opens, followed by London in 1977.
Offices open in Argentina, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Portugal and South Africa. In 1985, we welcomed our 1,000th affiliated resort. By 1986, more than 300,000 exchanges confirmed. By 1989, member families exceeded 1 million.
We launched our Gold Crown quality recognition programme in 1991. In 1998, Christel House was established by our founder, becoming our charity of choice. In 1999, more than 2.7 million exchanges are confirmed, sending around 7.5 million people on holiday.
RCI Points launched: the first global points-based exchange programme. We launched our luxury exchange programme in 2002: The Registry Collection. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2004, with 3 million members. In 2008, we welcomed our 4,000th affiliated resort.
Through our core exchange programmes, RCI Weeks and RCI Points, we offer our members access to affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries, for a single exchange fee. Our members also enjoy great deals on rental accommodation, with our partner companies, travel and holiday 'extras.' Upgrading to RCI Platinum membership offers even more lifestyle benefits at home and on holiday.
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