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I'll second Tom on this, my guide called to see if I had made my decision on an add-on. We talked about the RCI deal, he said it only a short contract of a few yrs(I'm figuring that means a number in the 2 range). Also said most guides were getting calls from members about the loss of Marriott/Westin resorts. And this was before the RCI resort list came out on the member website.
This was the first time my guide has ever followed up with me, he usually waits for me to call him. So I'm also thinking BLT is not setting any sales records.
I had thought that DVC had a 5 year contract with II and they renewed for the second 5 years. There have been postings stating that people's DVC Sales Guides have said the RCI contract was 1 year, 2 years and 10 years. However, according to the press release on Dec 2, '08, the RCI-DVC contract is a "multi-year" relationship and RCI is currently DVC's "exclusive third party exchange provider." So, anything less than two years would not honor their contract. Honestly, even two years is not much time to evaluate how well it's going with members.
RCI was DVC's first exchange company and they later switched to II. Changing the exclusive provider is not that easy. I suspect members were not all that happy with the limited options they had through II, particularly since the most popular ones gave preference to their internal traders and rarely had primetime available for DVCers and other II members.