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Group RCI Announces Strategic Alliance With LeisureLink.

Deal Will Expand Online Presence and Visibility of Vacation Rental Properties

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Group RCI, one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, and a global leader in leisure real estate, today announced a strategic alliance with LeisureLink, a premier provider of online distribution for vacation rental properties. The agreement with LeisureLink will increase the online presence of Group RCI's global rental inventory to new channels including online travel agents such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz, which are all part of the LeisureLink distribution network. In a separate press release, dated September 25, 2007, it was announced that Group RCI has made a financial investment in LeisureLink.

"Our alliance with LeisureLink underscores our belief in the non-hotel vacation accommodation experience and our commitment to grow this segment. We now have a distribution arrangement that is focused on properly marketing the advantages of this type of vacation accommodation. With their technology, we'll be able to provide a turn-key program for our affiliates and inventory providers to bring a vast array of rental properties to the online travel market faster and easier than before," says Kenneth May, chairman and CEO of Group RCI. "We hope that our association with LeisureLink demonstrates to leisure real estate developers, property management companies, vacation home owners, and resort affiliates a clear commitment to continue to lead this industry with technologies and services that enhance awareness of the industry overall."

"We are delighted that Group RCI has selected LeisureLink," says Erik Hovanec, president and CEO of LeisureLink. "Through this new alliance with Group RCI, LeisureLink will be able to bring a vast array of new inventory to our distribution partners. Group RCI's decision clearly demonstrates that a dedicated distribution platform is required to highlight the consumer value and emotional appeal of this travel product."

LeisureLink provides electronic distribution for all types of vacation lodging properties including timeshare resorts, vacation rentals and condo- hotels. The company's expert staff focuses on properly positioning and pricing each property to maximize bookings in the electronic channels. LeisureLink works with most of the major online travel sites, as well as all three U.S. GDS systems.

For additional information on joining the Group RCI Endless Vacation rental program, visit or call 1-866-913-2366, or send an e-mail to

About LeisureLink

LeisureLink makes vacation lodging widely available through online travel sites and traditional travel agents. LeisureLink delivers broad distribution, property marketing services and pricing assistance to increase rental bookings and maximize property managers' profitability in all market conditions and seasons. Our clients include vacation rental, timeshare, and condo-hotel properties. For more information visit

About Group RCI

Group RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, is the global leader in non-hotel leisure accommodations with exclusive access for specified periods to more than 60,000 vacation properties in more than 100 countries. Organizationally, Group RCI is comprised of vacation exchange, including RCI(R), the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry Collection(R), the world's largest luxury exchange program; vacation rentals, including Endless Vacation Rentals(SM), Landal Greenparks(R), Novasol(R), and more than 30 other vacation rental brands, through which vacationers can rent a wide variety of property types, from city apartments to country cottages to unique villas; and NorthCourse(SM) Leisure Real Estate Solutions, an international leader in providing a full spectrum of advisory, research, asset management and sales and marketing services to developers and investors worldwide. Collectively, the company delivers unique vacation experiences to leisure travelers around the world and provides products and services to business customers that support the growth of the leisure real estate industry. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world's largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange. For additional information visit or the media center of

CONTACT: Susan McGowan of Group RCI, +1-973-753-6482,; or Steve Reich of LeisureLink,

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