RCI boasts nearly 4,000 in-network or affiliated resorts, and more than three million member families from all around the world. RCI gives owners the opportunity to travel to one of thousands of resorts in all reaches of the globe without the hassle of searching for appropriate or affordable accommodation every time they travel. RCI, like other exchange complies, allows owners to trade their time at their home resort (the resort that is deeded or contracted to them) for time at one of the thousands of in-network affiliated resorts.
RCI also gives owners the opportunity to trade their time at their home resort for a certain number of points each year, which may be used to "purchase" time at other RCI resorts, or may be banked for use another year. Essentially, through its multiple programs and vast membership, RCI makes timeshares extremely flexible and tradeable.