Wyndham Worldwide continues expanding its presence throughout the Indian subcontinent. With 10 new hotel properties joining Wyndham Hotel Group and three new vacation ownership resorts joining the RCI vacation exchange network, Wyndham is showing its muscle in the hospitality industry in India.
“With a renewed focus on travel and a growing middle class, India is becoming one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world,” said Stephen P. Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Worldwide, who joined the team in New Delhi for today’s announcement.
“We are excited to see that Indian travelers are embracing timeshare,” said Holmes. “The vacation ownership segment is a powerful and growing driver of tourism in India.”
While in India, Holmes and the Wyndham Worldwide team will also visit Christel House India –Bangalore, a charter school run by Christel House International. Founded by RCI co-founder Christel DeHaan in 1998, Christel House International opened its first school in Bangalore, India in 2001. With more than 1,000 students enrolled, Christel House India – Bangalore has had a 96% student retention rate and a 94% graduation rate.
By comparison less than 10% of students graduate high school in India. Additionally, 93% of Christel House India – Bangalore graduates are in college, working, or both, compared to 25% of all Indian youth pursuing college degrees. Wyndham Worldwide has been a longtime, dedicated supporter of Christel House International through its Wishes by Wyndham Foundation.