Miami, FL, March 21, 2012 – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), announced that Interval Travel has earned the Viking River Cruises® Platinum Circle status for its 2011 sales results. Viking River Cruises is the world’s leading river cruise company, known for deluxe vacations along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia, and Egypt. The prestigious Platinum Circle award is given to top-tier travel agencies that exemplify excellence in sales and provide outstanding support of the Viking River Cruises product.
“Our travel partners are critical to our success and it’s important for us to show how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. We’re thrilled to see Interval achieve Platinum Circle status,” said Darren Dolan, director of business development in Southern Florida for Viking River Cruises.
To commemorate this achievement, the Interval Travel Cruise team was presented with a cut-crystal scale model of a traditional Viking Longship that was created exclusively for Platinum Circle winners. The award is on display at the company’s Member-Services Center in Miami.
“We’re very proud to receive this honor from Viking River Cruises and look forward to continuing to offer our members the unique vacation experiences for which Viking River Cruises is known,” said Raul Estrada, Interval’s senior vice president of global member services.
The Interval Travel Cruise department has been operating since 1997 to provide services to North American consumer member families. Interval Travel is a Cruise Lines International Association Booking Agency or “CLIA” certified.
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 for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 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.
About Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise company, offers scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia, and Egypt. The company has been honored multiple times as the top river cruise line on Condé Nast Travelers “Gold List” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards, as well as recognized as the World’s Leading River Cruise Operator at the World Travel Awards. Since its 1997 inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 19 vessels, and provides unique, deluxe vacations to experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture, and history. For additional information visit the company online at http://www.vikingrivercruises.com. Follow Viking River Cruises on Facebook here.
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