If you thought being an RCI member was just about exchanging your timeshare weeks or points, then you’re missing out on lots of other benefits that are available. RCI Platinum membership is a fantastic way of enriching not only your holiday time, but it also offers lifestyle benefits for when you are at home.

RCI Platinum offers fantastic lifestyle and holiday perks, so even when you're not travelling the world, you can still make the most of your membership.

But don’t just take our word for it.

RCI members Peter and Nancy Littlewort have been members of RCI for 29 years and Platinum members since 2014 and have had so many amazing holidays that they wouldn’t have been able to afford if it wasn’t for their RCI membership.

Peter and Nancy Littlewort have enjoyed 29 years of travel with RCI and have had some incredible holidays all over the world.

“My wife and I became members of RCI in 1989 after buying timeshare in Gran Canaria. The reason we joined RCI was the promise of fantastic holidays for the rest of our life and we have never been disappointed,” Peter explained.

The couple are looking forward to their next RCI Exchange Holiday to Club Melia at Melia Marbella Banus (8634) in Spain. Club Melia resorts are some of their favourite they have visited.

“We love being RCI members especially because it opens many opportunities for us to stay in Club Melia resorts, which are our favourites. We are staying at their Marbella Banus (8634) resort in a couple of weeks and we’re staying in another Club Melia at Gran Melia Salinas (7849) in Lanzarote in December.

"It is the ultimate in luxury holidays and thanks to our RCI membership we can combine our weeks to get these resorts. As Platinum members, every time we combine, we get £15 member rewards, which is a fantastic bonus."

The couple have enjoyed luxurious holidays all over the world with their RCI membership - everything from sunny beach holidays to charming cottages in the English countryside.

Platinum members also have the opportunity to request free unit upgrades which adds something really special to your holiday.

It’s not only the upgrades that RCI members can enjoy with their Platinum membership, but the lifestyle benefits that help them make the most of their time in between holidays.

“As well as all the wonderful holiday memories we have had thanks to RCI, our Platinum membership also gives us a free tastecard+, which is worth the membership fee alone! We use it to get discounts in places such as Prezzo, which is one of our favourite restaurants for a family meal, and gives us the chance to spoil our friends and family with a night out.”

RCI wants you to have the best time with your family whether it is at home or on holiday. With RCI Platinum, you can enjoy spending time with each other more often and for less money.

The tastecard+ lets you dine out with 50% off or 2 for 1 meals, offered at more than 6,500 restaurants in the UK - as Peter enjoys! It also gives you access to lots of days out too. Getting out and making memories with your family can be costly if you’re a theatre or film fan. But the tastecard+ gives you up to 60% off theatre tickets and 40% off cinema tickets, which is a great bonus.

As part of the tastecard+ benefit, there are significant discounts on theatre tickets so you have more money to treat yourself to something nice. Or even save the extra cash to take with you on holiday!

​And to really make the weekend special, you can get up to 70% off hotel bookings at participating UK hotels.

That perk is a really handy one if you want to get your holiday off to a great start by staying in a hotel the night before you fly - and to keep that relaxing start going, the tastecard+ also offers up to 45% off admission to airport lounges. RCI also offers an alternate Airport Lounge benefit with DragonPass which offers up to 50% discount.

Get your holiday off to the best start by booking into the airport lounge with up to 45% off. Spoil yourself before you even take off!

Peter explained that his RCI membership has allowed him to enjoy really special holidays through the exchange programme that he wouldn't have been able to experience otherwise.

Nancy poses with Pinocchio at one of their trips to Walt Disney World! Florida is a fantastic holiday destination both for visiting the theme parks and for a beach holiday - there's so much to do in the Sunshine State.

“We exchange our home resort each time because it gives us the experiences of many different types of holidays - from charming cottages in Norfolk, to a four-bedroom penthouse apartment with private Jacuzzi across the world.

“Over the last 29 years, there have been so many stand-out holidays that have taken our breath away. Our holiday to Orlando Florida to visit the Walt Disney World parks when our children were young was very special. Since the children have left home, Nancy and I have travelled much more.

Peter and Nancy have some special memories visiting Walt Disney World when their children were younger thanks to their RCI membership.

An RCI membership also opens up the opportunity to experience cruising, with various different types of packages available.

“We embarked on the Cruise & Stay programme, cruising transatlantic on Norwegian Breakaway to New York then onto New England. We then ended that trip with a fabulous week in Atlantic City. Cruising is a great way of seeing lots of destinations in one holiday, and we enjoyed every moment of it.

Peter and Nancy have really made the most of their RCI membership by going on a Cruise & Stay holiday. It is just one of the many benefits of an RCI membership.

“Nancy and I also travelled to Las Vegas, staying at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club On Paradise (5426) and while there, we were chauffeured by limo down The Strip, which was quite an experience! We then flew on to Nashville as we are big Country and Western music fans, so that was a great holiday.

Is it ever really a holiday in Sin City if you don't ride in a limousine? Peter enjoyed his journey down the famous Las Vegas Strip in style during his multi-centre holiday.

“We have stayed at places that we would not have been able to afford without being members of RCI, so I would just like to say thank you RCI for all the happy memories that you have given us over the years.”

If you’re looking to enhance your lifestyle, make the most of your weekends and treat your family and friends to some fabulous days out, then RCI Platinum is definitely for you. As a member of our holiday exchange programme, you already have access to over 4,300 resorts, but as an RCI Platinum member as Peter explained, you get even more from your membership.

Fancy a day out in the capital? The tastecard+ gives you access to discounts across many attractions and events so you can really make the most of a day out with the family.

As an RCI Platinum member, you could benefit from hundreds of pounds in savings each year on leisure activities, as well as all the additional travel perks such as car hire and hotel booking discounts - so for the £50 upgrade, you’re getting a lot for your money. Think of all the memories and fun to be had!

The cinema can be a costly trip especially when you're taking the family. With tastecard+ which comes with RCI Platinum membership, you can get great discounts, so you can take the kids to see the biggest blockbuster with a giant box of popcorn to go with it!

If you are interested in upgrading your RCI membership and enjoy all the benefits it brings for both at home and away, click the button below to find out more and upgrade in a few simple steps.

Click here to upgrade to RCI Platinum

If you’re a timeshare owner but not a member of the RCI Holiday Exchange programme what are you waiting for? Click the Join RCI button below and start experiencing everything it can offer.

Click here to join RCI