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Miami, FL, January 13, 2014 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and its participating member resorts recently made a $50,000 donation to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF). Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented the check to foundation executives during the opening ceremony of Caribbean Travel Marketplace. 

“Interval and its resort partners have been among our most consistent contributors through the years and we are very grateful for their commitment to the foundation,” said Richard S. Kahn, chairman of CHTAEF. “Supporting the region’s tourism and hospitality talent ensures that future leaders are developed and creates a stronger industry as a result.”

“The motivation to launch a fundraising effort for this worthwhile cause originated from our desire to help young people further their education to advance their career. We are proud to say that working with our member resorts we have been able to exceed our expectations and become the largest private-sector contributor to the foundation,” said Kolton.

Nearly 50 resorts across 14 countries made donations to this year’s fundraising efforts, including:

  • Antigua – Tranquility Bay Antigua
  • Aruba – Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
  • Bahamas – Island Seas Resort, Ocean Reef Resort and Yacht Club, and Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
  • Barbados  Ocean Two Resort & Residences and Sea Breeze Beach Hotel
  • Cayman Islands – Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Plantation Village Beach Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort, The Grand Caymanian Resort, and The Reef Resort
  • Curaçao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort
  • Dominican Republic – Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Coral Costa Caribe, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, and VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
  • Jamaica – Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, and Sunset Jamaica Grande
  • Mexican Caribbean – Laguna Suites Golf & Spa, Ocean Spa Hotel, and Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
  • Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach, Aquarius Vacation ClubDorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Residence Club
  • St. John, U.S.V.I  Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club and Starwood Vacation Ownership
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – Marriott Vacation Club®
  • St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa
  • St. Maarten – Diamond Resorts International®,Flamingo Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Royal Resorts Caribbean, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, and The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
  • Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa


The CHTAEF was established in 1987 as a non-profit/tax-exempt 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. To date, the Foundation has awarded US$1.7 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.


About Interval International

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 more than 2,800 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 16 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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