MIAMI, FL, April 1, 2010 – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), participated in the recent annual convention of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in Las Vegas. In conjunction with the convention, the company hosted its annual Party With A Cause, a fundraiser for ARDA’s International Foundation (AIF).
Since 2003, the party has contributed more than a quarter of a million dollars to the Foundation that is tasked with conducting timely research and developing educational programming to optimize understanding of the industry, as well as to communicate its economic impact on the communities in which vacation ownership resorts are located.
“The many and varied contributions that Interval International has made to ARDA and AIF over the years certainly is both generous and noteworthy,” said Howard C. Nusbaum, ARDA’s president and CEO. “We deeply appreciate Interval’s ongoing and consistent commitment to our organization.”
Craig M. Nash, chairman, president and CEO of Interval Leisure Group, parent company of Interval International, acknowledged, “The Party With A Cause would not have enjoyed such great success without the participation of so many industry colleagues each year. We’re extremely proud to support ARDA, whose initiatives are so essential to our industry’s vitality.”
Nash also expressed his appreciation to the corporations outside the Interval umbrella that co-sponsored the event: Marriott Vacation Club, Bank of America, and Hertz at the platinum level; Starwood Vacation Ownership and Travel Guard at the gold level; and Amadeus and Farrow Commercial Construction at the silver level.
Another highlight at the convention was the announcement of the ARDA award winners. Interval took home two 2010 ARDYs, winning both the marketing programs category with its Leisure Time Passport, Dream Vacation Week, and Interval International Visa Signature Card entry; and the sales center materials category with the company’s freestanding gallery panels, which illustrate the benefits of vacation ownership, exchange, and Interval membership to consumers at the point of sale.
“I would like to thank the talented team at Interval for their creativity and dedication in winning these two important awards,” Nash added. “It is rewarding to see our staff recognized for the excellent work they do every day.”
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 more than 33 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 16 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 segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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