London, 13 December 2010 – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), hosted a series of regional Vacation Ownership Investment Conferences across South Africa during November.
One-day events were held in the major centres of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, and attracted potential new developer entrants from across Southern Africa. Interval was represented by David Clifton, managing director Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Darren Ettridge, vice president resort sales and service Europe, Middle East and Africa.
David Clifton gave the keynote presentation entitled "The Dawn of a New Era: Shared Ownership Growth in Southern Africa" and business sessions covering a variety of topics were led by Darren Ettridge and key industry partners. Topics covered included programme design, the role of exchange, sales and marketing, and case studies by existing developers.
The conferences were supported by Africa's largest law firm, Edward Nathan Sonnenberg; leading financial and business advisers, Grant Thornton; regional developer and Interval affiliate, Southern Sun; local marketer and broker, Winchester Marketing; the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA); Preferred Residences; and Perspective Magazine. Local marketing consultants and event facilitator Fractional Advertising also supported and helped coordinate the events.
“There is no better way of involving new entrants to our business than taking the vacation ownership message on the road,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “The interest generated by this series of conferences will help develop this key region and provide a mutually successful business platform over the coming years.”
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes 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 programmes. 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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