Behind the Scenes with Dan "The RCI Guy"

Dan "The RCI Guy" - Vacation Travels with RCI TV’s Dan “The RCI Guy”Hi, I’m Dan, The RCI Guy. Remember me? Basically, I'm the guy who gets to visit the different RCI affiliated resort vacation properties across the globe and make videos about them for RCI TV.

RCI TV has many online channels. Two of my favorites are the Resort Showcase Channel and the Destination Review Channel. I know these are key channels for helping you determine your next resort vacation.

The Resort Showcase Channel features some of the 4,000 resorts that are affiliated with RCI. We give you a complete representation of a resort vacation property, so you can hear the story of the resort and decide if you want to visit.

The other channel is the Destination Review Channel. This includes online travel shows we call “New Ways to Play,” filmed all around the world. In our videos, we don't just show you the obvious things like beaches and pools that you can do on your resort vacation; we also try to suggest activities and things-to-do that are off the beaten path.

For example, when we did a show on an Orlando vacation, instead of theme parks and character sightings, we opted to talk about Discovery Cove where you can swim with dolphins, take an air boat ride in the Florida marshes to go 'gator watching, and enjoy a meal at Sharks Underwater Grill, where the food is cooked "Floribbean" style.

A few months ago, I finished shooting videos in Aruba and South Africa. After that, I was off to Malta. I wish I could say that I’m spending a few days at each vacation resort, playing golf, parasailing, going on a dolphin cruise, or riding in a dune buggy (all things I've done on other shows), but unfortunately I'm only there for a day each time. We research the location, the crew and I show up, spend about 30 minutes filming each activity, and then head back out the same day.

What excites me about this job? The fact that RCI members like me can experience the locations and activities in my videos. I get to show you a lot of the different places you can visit with your RCI subscribing membership!

Do you have an idea for membership-related content you’d like to see on RCI TV? Leave a comment below to let me know and we will see what we can do.

Comments for Behind the Scenes with Dan "The RCI Guy"

Name: David G
Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm not sure which department might consider this but I'll start here: I recently signed up for a newsletter online put out by International Living and I've been getting reports about great places to retire where you can live much cheaper. They offer some special reports and other materials for a fee to show you places they've researched and given their stamp of approval. I'm thinking RCI might partner with such a company since some of us are at the stage of life where we're asking ourselves, "Do I want to retire in the US knowing I can't afford the lifestyle and amenities I have dreamed about since earlier in my life?" I'd like to hear your thoughts on this and perhaps you can even do something like this without a partner company since you and other staff members travel extensively around the globe

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