The Registry Collection Exchange Programme Wins Prestigious OPP Industry Award

The properties in the programme share the highest levels of quality and triple A locations.

The Registry Collection® programme, the world’s largest luxury exchange programme and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has been recognised with the 2009 Overseas Property Professional (OPP) Industry Award in the Best Fractional Service category.

The Registry Collection programme pioneered the concept of luxury leisure property exchange when it launched in the U.S. eight years ago. It now has more than 130 affiliates across five continents bringing more than 160 properties that are available through the programme and are either accessible for exchanges or under development. In the last 12 months its European business development team has affiliated five new properties in Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Tunisia.

The properties in the programme share the highest levels of quality and triple A locations. They include the Arcos Gardens Golf & Country Estate, which is situated in the heart of traditional Spain in Andalucia, close to the historic towns of Cadiz and Seville. The property is a fusion of the modern and the rustic and owners can enjoy preferential golf memberships on a Landmark-designed course. While Venice on Water offers the unique experience of living on a luxury houseboat in Italy’s most sought-after destination. Owners can relax on the boat in the marina or cruise the iconic Venetian waterways. The vessels feature designer interiors with original artworks.

Representatives from *ICREA, AIPP, NAEA International and the Florida Association of Realtors were among the judges, who agreed the standard of entrants was much higher than last year. The feedback from the judges on The Registry Collection was: “The size, scale and expertise of this international company protects the buyer and its growing specialist knowledge creates value for a wide variety of developers.”

The Registry Collection team considers the OPP Industry Award to be one of the most prestigious in the industry.

“We’re delighted to have our efforts in helping developers to grow their businesses, and the fractional industry as a whole, recognised by an organisation of OPP’s standing,” said Nick Turner, vice president of business development, The Registry Collection, Europe. “We’d like to thank the OPP team for its contribution to the fractional industry by embracing and supporting it so well across all its media channels and for giving us this opportunity to be recognised on the widest of property stages.”

“I’d also like to thank our affiliates and industry associates who are all very much a part of the team that made winning this prestigious award possible,” added Turner.

*ICREA – International Consortium of Real Estate Associations

*AIPP – Association of International Property Professionals

*NAEA – National Association of Estate Agents

About The Registry Collection Programme

The Registry Collection programme is a global network comprising over 30,000 members and more than 130 affiliates on five continents. More than 160 properties are available through the program and are either accessible for exchange or under development. As the world’s largest luxury exchange programme, The Registry Collection programme provides members with access to an elite global network of the very finest vacation properties at some of the world’s premier destinations, as well as personal concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection programme facilitates exchanges around the world and redefines the vacation experience for owners and developers. The Registry Collection programme is offered by Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies. (NYSE: WYN) For additional information, visit the media centre at www.grouprci.com.

For additional information on the services offered to developers and members by The Registry Collection programme and how it can add potential value to leisure real estate projects, visit www.theregistrycollection.com.

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