Miami, FL, November 2, 2010 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), now offers its members a complimentary, smartphone app that is currently available for iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Its initial features enable users to have mobile access to information on hundreds of Interval-affiliated resorts whenever they are choosing their next vacations.
“On average, U.S. members spend 23 nights per year away from home for leisure purposes. By offering our indispensable resort directory in this convenient platform, we created yet another planning tool for these tech-savvy and well-traveled individuals,” said Sharon Freed, senior vice president of consumer marketing. “Of course, our commitment to enhancing our technology to better serve members is ongoing. We will be adding to the mobile app features and expanding the available platforms, including the iPad.”
The Interval International app features a variety of navigation options:
Browse resorts by regions and areas
Search for resorts by name, resort code, and destination
View resort details, including property descriptions, photos, amenities, and interactive maps
Using built-in GPS capabilities, find resorts within a 3.2-mile (5 kilometers) radius from any given point
Add resorts to a Favorites list
Share information with family and friends via e-mail and Facebook
User feedback is already coming in and it’s all positive. Sentiments from “a great resource for vacation planning” to “just the other day I was thinking, ‘I wish Interval would come out with an app. Now they have one…,’” all support the desire for this technology.
“No matter which route members elect to connect with us, they can be confident in Interval’s ability to provide comprehensive exchange services and other exciting benefits that offer value and peace of mind — whether at home or on the road,” Freed added.
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 34 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 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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