Miami, FL, September 19, 2008 – Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, announced that Interval Travel has earned the exclusive Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) President’s Club Elite status for its 2007 sales results. President’s Club Elite members represent the top 10 producers in North America and demonstrate the highest percentage year over year growth. Interval Travel attained Elite status for the first time this year, after receiving NCL’s President’s Club recognition for the past six consecutive years.
“We’re proud to be recipients of NCL’s highest recognition status because it’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our cruise team,” said Raul Estrada, vice president of U.S. member services for Interval International. “Our members enjoy cruising and the NCL ‘freestyle’ option further expands the array of high quality, flexible vacation experiences that are available to them.”
“We’re honored to count Interval among our partners and congratulate Interval’s cruise department on reaching President’s Club Elite status with NCL,” Lenny Martinez, NCL’s business development manager, added. “We hope that they proudly display the one-of-a-kind Versace engraved plate, which recognizes their accomplishment, and look forward to working with Interval for many years to come."
In response to members’ interest in cruising, the Interval Travel Cruise Desk has been operating since 1997 to provide services to North American consumer member families. It represents a multi-million dollar operation and manages approximately 8,000 to 9,000 inquiries per month. The Interval Travel Cruise Desk is a Cruise Lines International Association Booking Agency, or “CLIA” certified.
Interval International operates membership programs for vacation owners 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 30 years. Today, Interval has a network of over 2,400 resorts in more than 75 countries and offers its clients and nearly 2 million member families high-quality products and programs through 27 offices in 17 countries. Interval is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to consumers and business-to-business customers in the vacation industry.
NCL Corporation Ltd. is the holding company for various subsidiary companies involved in owning and operating the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL is building two new third generation Freestyle Cruising ships for delivery in 2010. NCL today has the youngest fleet in the industry, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea, and has recently added it latest new ship, the 2,400-passenger Norwegian Gem. For high resolution, downloadable images, please log onto NCL’s web site at www.ncl.com/pressroom. For further information on NCL Corporation, contact a travel agent or NCL in the U.S. and Canada at (866) 234-0292.
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