Group RCI and NorthCourse(SM) to Host 2nd Annual Middle East Leisure Real Estate Symposium

    Agenda to Feature 2007 Research on the Leisure Real Estate Market and New
    Information on Property Legislation in the Middle East

    PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 21 /CNW/ -- NorthCourse(SM) Leisure Real Estate
Solutions and Group RCI today announced they will host the highly anticipated
second annual Middle East Leisure Real Estate Symposium. The event, taking
place on September 9th, at the exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel, a central
location within the developing Dubai Marina, will open with an address by Ken
May, chairman and CEO of Group RCI, the global leader in non-hotel leisure
accommodations. The agenda will focus on the latest trends, legislation and
investment opportunities in the UAE and throughout the Middle East.
    "Following the success of last year's symposium, we're pleased to be
hosting an event that features speakers from the region's leading property and
leisure organizations and visiting delegates from all over the world," said
Ken May, chairman and CEO of Group RCI. "We feel that all who attend will
benefit from the expertise of Group RCI and NorthCourse in this important and
growing industry."
    The program offers an in-depth view on the latest market research from
NorthCourse; recent findings and analysis on the global leisure real estate
market, together with details about legislation affecting the shared ownership
industry. Experts will also be on hand to present and debate the latest trends
from fractional ownership to innovative real estate models like "PURE"
(Personal Use Rental & Exchange).
    "The insights revealed will be especially useful to all involved with
mixed-use developments and resorts," stated Peter Giamalva, president and
managing director of NorthCourse Advisory Services. "The information presented
should offer attendees a valuable edge for planning and aid in the successful
delivery of these projects."
    For more information and registration please visit or
contact Glen Taylor at Momentum at + 971 4 390 1630 or

    About Group RCI
    Group RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, (NYSE:   WYN)
is the global leader in non-hotel leisure accommodations with exclusive access
for specified periods to more than 60,000 vacation properties in more than 100
countries. Organizationally, Group RCI is comprised of RCI, the worldwide
leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and
consumers; The Registry Collection(R), the world's largest luxury exchange
program; NorthCourse(SM) Leisure Real Estate Solutions, an international
leader in providing the full spectrum of advisory, research, asset management
and turnkey solutions and services; and more than 30 vacation rental brands,
through which vacationers can rent a wide variety of property types, from city
apartments to country cottages to unique villas. Collectively, the company
delivers vacation experiences to leisure travelers around the world and
provides products and services to business customers that support the growth
of the vacation ownership industry. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of
the world's largest hospitality companies. Wyndham Worldwide offers individual
consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality
products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price
ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands in hotel
franchising, vacation rental and exchange and vacation ownership. For
additional information visit or the media center of

    About NorthCourse(SM) Leisure Real Estate Solutions
    With more than 30 years of experience, NorthCourse(SM) Leisure Real
Estate Solutions is an international leader in providing the full spectrum of
real estate research and advisory services. The company's expertise is in
shared ownership business models and mixed use developments including
timeshare, fractionals, private residence clubs, destination clubs and condo
hotels as well as in-depth feasibility studies, business modeling, product
design, consumer and market research. With offices in the United States, the
United Kingdom, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, NorthCourse is
a division of Group RCI.

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For further information: Susan McGowan, of Group RCI, +1-973-753-6482, Web Site:        

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