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London, 14 March 2012 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced a new partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Members who reside in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia (EMEAA), as well as in Australia and New Zealand, and are enrolled in Interval Gold or Interval Platinum – the upgraded membership programmes, will now enjoy a number of benefits and services when they travel with Etihad.

“Given the scope of the Etihad Airways route network from Europe through Abu Dhabi to Australia, and the propensity of our members throughout the region to travel extensively, these rewards are very well suited to their holiday needs,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “We are delighted to enhance our upper-tier programmes by offering members entrée to this exclusive world of travel from one of the leading premium airline brands in the world.”

Upon registering in the Etihad Guest Associated Member Programme, Interval Gold and Interval Platinum members will receive:

  • Priority baggage handling
  • 5kg extra baggage allowance over the standard weight allowance
  • Selected upgrade offers, subject to availability
  • 10 per cent off best available online fares for bookings made by 31 December 2012 for travel through 31December 2013
  • Fast Track to Etihad Guest “Silver” Status after just one return flight

For the past three years, Etihad Airways has been recognised with the prestigious World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Airline.” In 2011, Etihad also received a host of other awards, including “World’s Best First Class” (Skytrax Awards), “Leading Cabin Staff” (World Travel Awards Middle East), and “Airline of the Year” (TTG Travel Awards).

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, added: “Etihad Airways is pleased to announce this partnership with Interval International. We always strive to create added value and benefits for our loyal customers. This range of services and discounts will be of particular interest to premier Interval members in the Middle East, Europe, Australasia, and Africa and we are confident they will complement their overall holiday experience.”


About Interval International

Interval International operates membership programmes 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 in various membership programmes. 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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