Karma Royal Group has signed a new affiliation agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. The new agreement incorporates a master affiliation agreement that brings all member companies within the group and RCI together for an extended affiliation term. All the group’s timeshare properties across India, Bali, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand will be affiliated with RCI. This expanded relationship also brings the new Royal Resorts Club into affiliation with RCI.
John Spence, founder and chairman of the Karma Royal Group, has been working with RCI since 1993 when RCI invited him to an industry conference in India, during which he recognized the huge potential of the country and shortly afterwards opened his first timeshare resort there.
Commenting on the recent renewal with RCI, Spence said: “RCI invented the exchange business over 35 years ago and has been the innovator and leader ever since. Innovation is important to my business and I believe Royal and RCI share the same vision for our industry going forward. We have been working together for 19 years and I have been very happy with our partnership.
“In addition, RCI offers exciting technological resources and marketing advantages for us through its international vision, as well as having the largest possible exchange network of quality vacation resorts and destinations for our owners. We are very pleased to be working with them.”
Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, agreed: “At RCI, we are very happy to be extending our long-standing relationship with the Karma Royal Group. John and his team have certainly been setting the bar for quality over the years, providing our members with fantastic vacation exchange options around the world from the Royal Goan Beach Club in India to The Alpen Club in Germany and the recent launch of a their new Chakra brand resorts.”