London, 16 May 2011 – As a platinum sponsor of this year’s Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) conference, Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), is committed to the advancement of shared holiday ownership in this region. The 2011 event is being held at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban, South Africa from 29-31 May.
“As a VOASA member and a sponsor of the annual conference since 2009, we fully support the association’s mission to stimulate industry growth and protect consumer rights,” said David Clifton, managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia for Interval International. “With hundreds of shared ownership resorts in Africa and more to come, the industry has proven to benefit consumers, local economies, government and the developers and hospitality companies associated with our sector. Our commitment to Southern Africa is underlined by the opening of our new regional office in Cape Town.”
“We are once again delighted to announce Interval International as one of our conference platinum sponsors, and are appreciative for the company’s continued commitment to VOASA and this event in particular. Interval’s support and involvement helps us continue to create, maintain and develop an environment within which the long-term viability and growth of shared vacation ownership can be certain,” said Alex Bosch, executive director, Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa.
As the premier industry conference in Africa, the convention presents delegates and speakers with a chance to network and discuss such topics as the industry’s emerging trends; legislative efforts; financial opportunities in the segment; sales and marketing best practices; and operational news.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacation owners 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 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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