Joining an RCI vacation exchange timeshare is beneficial for people who want to spend vacations at resorts, want flexibility in their vacation plans and can't afford to buy a second home. Timeshare purchases offer a great deal of consumer protection.
When a customer buys a timeshare, he buys the right to spend a specified amount of time at a resort property that the timeshare company owns or manages. RCI does not own timeshare properties, but it has affiliate relationships with many timeshare properties, owners and management companies all over the world. Owners of timeshares at properties affiliated with RCI, which is itself affiliated with the Wyndham hotel chain, can exchange their locations for others through RCI.