WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS INTRODUCES NEW PANORAMA BRAND TO DRIVE GROWTH OF ITS VACATION MEMBERSHIP AND TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES
July 30, 2020 1:17 pm
- Business line will serve as the parent-brand for RCI and portfolio of exchange and other
membership travel groups to set the stage for business expansion
- New products and services present travelers a whole new range of opportunities for
travel experiences beyond their traditional timeshare ownership
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 27, 2020) – Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest
vacation ownership and exchange company, today announced the creation of Panorama, a new
business line to manage the company’s exchange, membership, and travel technology brands.
The new Panorama portfolio will have three areas of focus, including timeshare exchange
companies RCI — the world’s largest vacation exchange network — 7Across (formerly known as
DAE), and The Registry Collection; travel and leisure businesses Love Home Swap, TripBeat,
and Extra Holidays; and leading travel technology platforms @Work International and Alliance
Reservations Network (ARN). Hospitality industry veteran Olivier Chavy, who joined Wyndham
Destinations in 2019 to lead the company’s Vacation Exchange businesses, was named
president of Panorama.
“The creation of Panorama helps to reposition these businesses into a more holistic travel
company squarely focused on profitable top-line growth by diversifying and expanding outside
the exchange business, leveraging our strategic acquisition of ARN last year,” said Michael D.
Brown, president and CEO of Wyndham Destinations.
With more than 20 million timeshare and vacation club members globally, vacation ownership
and exchange is a significant part of how the world enjoys vacation. Panorama aims to broaden
the business, identify new capital efficient sources of supply, offer new and innovative products
and develop new travel solutions in partnership with club affiliates in order to increase overall
usage and satisfaction of club members. More than five million people vacationed using the
company’s exchange businesses last year.
“Our strategy is to expand beyond our core and legacy timeshare business into the broader
travel market to become a leading travel membership provider,” said Olivier Chavy, president of
Panorama. “Our leading travel platforms powered by ARN will drive new business and open
new opportunities for timeshare owners to use their exchange currency to travel all year with an
abundance of new accommodation options.”
In its first significant market expansion, Panorama is launching a new travel services business,
Panorama Travel Solutions, to drive focused growth outside its core market. The group will offer
customized global discount travel membership clubs and travel technology solutions to affinity
partners including large employers, banks, retailers, trade associations and others in the U.S.,
Mexico, Asia, and Europe.
The first product is a new travel club product powered by ARN that can be custom-branded or
co-branded and marketed to new membership organization customers not currently in the
All of the brands in the Panorama portfolio are being reimagined as part of the launch of the
? Next month, Panorama will launch a new brand identity for its flagship exchange
company RCI, along with new products and services for its 3.9 million members and
4,200 affiliated resort properties. The company’s acquisition of Alliance Reservations
Network (ARN) in 2019 enables RCI to continue to evolve its offering through enhanced
B2B products and services for affiliate partners.
? Dial an Exchange (DAE) was acquired by the company in 2017 and is being relaunched
globally this month as 7Across. The company offers a direct-to-member exchange model
which has been popular in Australasia and Europe, and has significant growth
opportunities in North and South America.
? The Registry Collection is the premier luxury exchange network that is evolving to offer
more luxury and full-service experiences for its members on a new, modernized
technology platform powered by ARN.
? Also acquired in 2017, Love Home Swap is a pioneering home sharing service allowing
home owners to choose a property where they want to go, make the swap and then
enjoy a hassle-free holiday in an outstanding property without a hefty accommodation
bill. The Love Home Swap brand is being reimagined as it looks to accelerate growth
outside its original European market.
“The creation of the Panorama business is a recognition that the companies acquired over the
last 10 years have come together to create a powerful travel business that has the opportunity
to grow and expand,” Chavy said. “The rebranding work supports the reinvention of every part
of our portfolio and sets us up for growth for the next 10 years and beyond.”
Panorama™ delivers a broader perspective to the world of travel as part of Wyndham
Destinations (NYSE:WYND). The travel businesses under the Panorama umbrella — RCI,
7Across (formerly DAE), The Registry Collection, Love Home Swap, TripBeat, Extra Holidays,
@Work International, and Alliance Reservations Network (ARN) — provide services to travel
providers and their millions of members around the world. Visit PanoramaCo.com for more
About Wyndham Destinations
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation club and exchange
company, is on a mission to put the world on vacation. The company offers more than four
million members and owner families the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation
experience while enjoying quality, flexibility and great value from a trusted brand. The
company’s Wyndham Vacation Clubs offer 230 resorts that provide a contemporary take on the
timeshare model through brands Club Wyndham® WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville
Vacation Club® by Wyndham. With a global presence in 110 countries, the company’s
membership travel business — Panorama — includes today’s leading vacation exchange, leisure
travel, and technology brands including RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange that
provides access to 4,200+ affiliated resorts around the world; and Extra Holidays, offering
condo vacations at hotel prices. Year after year, our worldwide team of associates delivers
exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a
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