MIAMI, FL, October 27, 2008 – Interval International, a leading provider of vacation services, announced the renewal of its master affiliation agreement with Aquarius Vacation Club® (AVC). The multi-year agreement extends the relationship first established in 2001 and includes two existing resorts, as well as all future properties developed over the term of the agreement.
The AVC portfolio includes Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, a property situated in exclusive Dorado – a golfer’s paradise just 30 minutes from San Juan on Puerto Rico’s north shore. Its other resort is Aquarius Vacation Club at Boquerón Beach, a purpose-built beachfront resort adjacent to the renowned Balneário de Boquerón – two miles of undeveloped beachfront protected as a nature reserve in Cabo Rojo.
“We’ve truly enjoyed working with Aquarius since its entry into the vacation ownership industry nearly eight years ago,” noted David Callaghan, vice president of resort sales and service for Interval International. “The company has achieved a great deal of success and we look forward to supporting its exciting expansion plans and to enhancing our exchange network by offering members the opportunity to visit these beautiful resorts.”
“The Interval team has provided us with invaluable assistance in marketing and selling our resorts and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we add new properties to our portfolio," said Alejandra Padin, director of sales and marketing, Aquarius Vacation Club. “Through Interval, we also are able to offer our owners exchange options to an impressive selection of quality resorts through its global network and an unparalleled package of benefits and services that add value to their vacation ownership purchase on a year-round basis.”
In addition to its existing resorts, AVC has several projects in various stages of development in other highly-desirable destinations in the Puerto Rican market. Club Azure by Aquarius, an upscale boutique resort with 44 one- and two-bedroom units, is planned for a beautiful beach location in Vieques, an offshore island that attracts international visitors. A second development is scheduled to be built in the quaint fishing village of Boquerón, which boasts one of the most popular beaches on Puerto Rico’s west coast, and a third resort with a proposed 50-60 units is set for Luquillo Beach, east of San Juan.
As a longstanding strategic partner of the Caribbean Hotel Association and a board member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Education Foundation, Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.
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 excess of 75 countries and offers its resort 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.
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