On Monday, Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Group RCI, delivered the keynote address at the 2009 Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) conference. There he stated that Australia is currently the most sought-after location to visit among the 3.8 million members of RCI.
“Australia is actually the most demanded place. Out of our 4400 resorts, people want to come to Australia more than anywhere else,” said Mr Ballotti.
Whether this is really the case or not, we cannot be sure. But by saying so, Mr. Ballotti certainly wants to chart a course of timeshare development in Australia, and specifically the Gold Coast of Australia.
The Gold Coast has the weather and beaches to support a large number of timeshare developments, and by supporting such projects now, it potentially opens another market of potential customers and locations to RCI.
The timeshare exchange network, RCI, is currently owned by Wyndham Worldwide.