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Miami, Florida, September 16, 2013  Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the finalists of its 2013 Winners Circle contest, an annual incentive program that recognizes exceptional vacation ownership sales professionals at its member resorts. The top producers from the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America regions will be honored during a special luncheon at next month’s Shared Ownership Investment Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.  

“We’re delighted to bring this year’s winners together and celebrate what they have accomplished for the industry,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “Through their talents and dedication, they’ve attracted new owners to shared ownership and educated them about the benefits of vacation exchange. We congratulate them for their winning performances.”

As guests of conference founder Interval, the finalists attend educational sessions and special events, and have the opportunity to network with industry leaders. They also are eligible to win a $5,000 cash prize.

“Winning the grand prize is something I will always remember,” said Juan Carlos Ibacache of Hippocampus Vina del Mar Resort & Club in Vina del Mar, Chile, the 2012 grand prize winner. “The opportunity to attend the conference and learn from so many industry experts was a valuable experience that has motivated me to continue to excel.”

The 2013 Winners Circle honorees are:

  • Robert Belsey – Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
  • Ramon Cortez  Cabo Villas Beach Resort and Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Sean Jackson – FantaSea Resorts-Flagship, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • James LaRocca – Morritt’s Tortuga Club, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Drew Meirow – Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Marc Mercado – Villa del Palmar-Flamingos, Nueva Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
  • Carmen Rosa Vizcaya – Zuana Beach Resort, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
  • Tara Sheffield, Sheraton Desert Oasis, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Rick Walcott – Westgate Vacation Villas, Orlando, Florida
  • Marco Antonio Felix Zambrana –Best Western Le Jardin Suites Resort, Caldas Novas, Goias, Brazil


About Winners Circle

Sales managers at eligible Interval member resorts nominate their outstanding producers during two time periods each year: January through March and April through June.  For each qualifying period, five nominees from each of the five eligible regions are randomly selected to receive a special gift. At the end of the second qualifying period, all nominees are entered into a random drawing, and two salespeople per region are randomly selected to attend the Shared Ownership Investment Conference. The 10 sales representatives chosen each receive complimentary airfare, accommodations, and conference registration for themselves and a guest. During a special segment of the conference, each of the 10 winners has the opportunity to choose one of 10 briefcases. Nine of the briefcases will hold a $500 cash prize; one will contain a $5,000 grand prize. Interval also offers Winners Circle programs with varying structures in other regions, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For complete details about the Winners Circle program, visit Resort


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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