Travel and hospitality marketing and communications firm The Decker/Royal Agency (D/R), announces the addition of two new clients: Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, and the more recent travel disruptor, home exchange company Love Home Swap, to its diverse client roster.
With a mission to put the world on vacation, Wyndham Destinations is the world’s largest vacation club and exchange company. The company offers more than 4 million members and owner families the opportunity to own, exchange, or rent their vacation experience while enjoying quality, flexibility, and great value from a trusted brand. The company’s Wyndham Vacation Clubs offer 230 resorts that provide a contemporary take on the timeshare model through brands Club Wyndham®, Worldmark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham. With a global presence in 110 countries, the company’s membership travel business – Panorama – includes today’s leading vacation exchange, leisure travel, and technology brands, including RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange that provides access to 4,200+ affiliated resorts, and Extra Holidays, offering condo vacations at hotel prices.
As the brand’s agency of record, Decker/Royal was instrumental in developing, managing and executing communications regarding Wyndham Destination’s recent acquisition of the Travel + Leisure brand. In early 2021, Wyndham Destinations will change its name to Travel + Leisure Co. and will expand its portfolio through various branded products and offerings. The new company will inspire travelers with Travel + Leisure’s expert multi-platform content to grow its membership travel club businesses, launch new branded travel services, and expand brand licensing agreements under its Travel + Leisure Group.
Inspired by the 2006 romantic comedy and fan favorite The Holiday, UK-based Love Home Swap is one of travel’s newest disruptors. The platform makes it easy for travelers to swap homes either at the same time or different dates by utilizing points, giving travelers the option of traveling without having to match plans with another member. Love Home Swap membership starts at $15 per month and provides access to thousands of listings worldwide.
“Like life, travel always finds a way, which is why we’re delighted to welcome one of travel’s original disruptors – Wyndham Destinations – soon to become Travel + Leisure Co., and one of its newest innovators – Love Home Swap, to D/R,” said Stacy Royal, founding partner of Decker/Royal. “Leisure travel is the force which will lead our industry back. Making it easy for everyday travelers to enjoy homestyle accommodations with separate living spaces and full kitchens in some of the world’s most desired locations make these brands ripe for this moment and every moment. We look forward to sharing their stories of innovation, value, quality and flexibility,” said Royal.
Founded by travel industry veterans, Cathleen Decker and Stacy Royal, the New York City-based firm is a creative communications agency, growing brands in travel by connecting, engaging and influencing audiences wherever they are, whenever they are. In addition to Wyndham Destinations and Love Home Swap, Decker/Royal represents global guided tour company Trafalgar,Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, travel technology company App in the Air, the personal travel assistant that makes navigating a new world of travel restrictions easy and award-winning Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa, recently named one of the world’s top 15 hotels.