Miami, FL, October 17, 2013 - Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and participating member resorts announced their continued financial support of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Education Foundation. James Fleming, Interval’s region manager of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented foundation executives with a $20,000 donation during this week’s CTO State of the Industry Conference held at the Madiana Convention Centre in Martinique.
“Interval and its Caribbean resort partners have a long-standing history of supporting the CTO Foundation. The generosity of our member resorts will have a meaningful impact on the lives and careers of scholarship recipients who are on their way to becoming the future tourism leaders in the region,” said Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida.
“The shared ownership industry plays an important role in the education of Caribbean nationals and we cannot thank Interval and its resort clients enough for their contributions,” said Jacqueline Johnson, chairman of the CTO Foundation. “Without their commitment, we would not be able to support the development of a well-trained work force that is critical to the growth of the tourism industry.”
Nearly 50 resorts across 12 countries made donations to this year’s fundraising efforts, including:
Aruba – Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Bahamas – Island Seas Resort, Ocean Reef Resort and Yacht Club, and Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
Barbados – Ocean Two Resort & Residences and Sea Breeze Beach Hotel
Cayman Islands – Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Plantation Village Beach Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort, and The Grand Caymanian Resort
Curaçao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort
Dominican Republic – Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Coral Costa Caribe, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, and VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
Jamaica – The Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, and Sunset Jamaica Grande
Mexican Caribbean – Ocean Spa Hotel and Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach, Aquarius Vacation Club, Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Residence Club
St. John, U.S.V.I – Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club and Starwood Vacation Ownership
St. Kitts and Nevis – Marriott Vacation Club®
St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa
St. Maarten – Diamond Resorts International, Flamingo Beach Resort, Mary’s Boon Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Royal Resorts Caribbean, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, and The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa
The CTO Foundation was created in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, with its first scholarships and study grants conferred in 1998. To date, the foundation has provided more than 200 scholarships and study grants amounting to more than US$760,000 to deserving Caribbean nationals.
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 since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 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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