Miami, FL, June 16, 2011 - Interval International and participating member resorts made a $15,000 contribution to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation during the recent Caribbean Week in New York City. In the past 12 years, they have collectively donated more than $200,000 for the education of young people in the region.
Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean, presented the check to Hugh Riley, secretary general of CTO, and Jacqueline Johnson, chairman of the foundation. "We support the foundation’s initiatives because we understand how important a skilled workforce is to the continued growth of the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industries," commented Kolton.
“The foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of Interval and its member resorts whose financial assistance is key, especially during periods of slow economic growth,” said Riley. “Through joint efforts like these, the shared ownership industry plays a significant role in contributing to the education of young people in the region.”
Participants in the 2011 scholarship fund include:
“We can’t thank Interval and the participating resorts enough for the donations they have made over the years. Their dedication has allowed us to increase the number of scholarships we are able to provide to students who become the leaders of tomorrow and contribute to the hospitality industry,” said Johnson.
CTO’s primary objective is to provide its members with the services and information needed for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of the Caribbean people. The organization offers specialized support and technical assistance to member countries in the areas of marketing, human resource development, research and statistics, and sustainable tourism development.
As a strategic partner of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and a board member of CTO’s 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 for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 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.
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