Miami, FL, May 25, 2012 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, recognized Aruba-based member resorts that participated in this year’s fundraising initiative benefiting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation. Earlier this month, David Callaghan, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service, presented Foundation executives with a $60,000 donation.
The shared ownership resorts in Aruba that generously contributed include the Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, Marriott Vacation Club, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.
“The Foundation is able to provide many more scholarships as a result of the commitment of valued partners like Interval and its resort affiliates,” noted Tom Pas, chairman of the CHTA Education Foundation. “We truly appreciate their efforts on behalf of higher education for Caribbean nationals.”
“Aruba-based resorts have consistently supported the CHTA Education Foundation and been instrumental in the success of this worthy cause,” said Callaghan. “It’s very gratifying that their efforts have funded scholarships and grants for so many individuals pursuing careers in hospitality.”
The CHTA Education Foundation was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization through which scholarships and special assistance would be made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing careers in tourism. As part of its mission, it provides people throughout the region with an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities, as well as technical and professional development. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded US$1.5 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.
As a strategic partner of CHTA and a board member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Education Foundation, Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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