Wyndham Destinations Provides Update On Hurricane Dorian Impact
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2019) – Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today provided an update of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Dorian on its operations.
Twenty three of the company’s vacation ownership resorts, as well as many RCI developer affiliates, across the Carolinas, Central Florida, South Florida and the Caribbean were either in the path of, or anticipated path of, Hurricane Dorian. Physical damage to our properties was minor, however, a combination of mandatory evacuations and the disruption of owner and guest travel in advance of, during and after, the storm caused the loss of approximately 5,000 vacation ownership tours in the third quarter. The disruption to travel led to cancelations in reservations, sales tours, rentals, exchanges and other services over the important Labor Day weekend and led to approximately $8 million to $10 million of Adjusted EBITDA impact in the third quarter of 2019. For the full year, the anticipated impact to vacation ownership tours and Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately 6,000 tours and $10 million to $12 million, respectively.
About Wyndham Destinations
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with more than 220 resorts which offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands;Club Wyndham®WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club®by Wyndham– 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 9,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, a professional manager of vacation rental properties. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com. Connect with us on Twitter: @WynDestinations; Facebook:@WyndhamDestinations; Instagram: @WyndhamDestinations; YouTube:@WyndhamDestinations; and LinkedIn: @WyndhamDestinations.
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