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ARDA Attendees Have Only To Sign-Up To “Ask and They’ll Receive”

Miami, FL, April 3, 2003 – Interval International, a leading global vacation exchange, leisure lifestyle and travel related benefits provider, today announced that a complimentary one-year membership in Gold Conciergesm is being offered to attendees at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention. Gold Concierge is one of the most popular new Interval Gold benefits that premier level members receive as part of their enhanced package.

Delegates can register for this personal concierge service by visiting Interval’s booth at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, from Sunday, April 6 through Tuesday, April 8.

“We are excited about sharing Gold Concierge with industry professionals so that they can experience first-hand the types of value-added benefits Interval Gold members have access to on a year-round basis,” said David C. Gilbert, executive vice president of Resort Sales and Marketing for Interval International. “Because today’s consumers are extremely busy, this program gives them a much-needed and convenient tool to take advantage of a world of assistance in their personal and professional lives.”

The service enlists experienced advisors who are available 24/7, 365 days a year by telephone, e-mail or wireless device to fulfill both ordinary and extraordinary requests. While consumers traditionally look to concierges/concierge services to make dinner reservations, secure tickets for theatrical and sporting events and provide tourist information, Gold Concierge pledges to its members “ask and you shall receive.”

It’s all in a day’s work for the service to locate the dress that Julia Roberts wore in Ocean’s Eleven, identify the artist who drew the print that hangs above the sofa in Frasier’s apartment, or finding a long lost high school friend. Need a barrel full of monkeys for a birthday party or a locksmith who can work on 150 year-old locks?

The possibilities are nearly limitless with the assistance of the Gold Concierge advisors.
Interval invites ARDA delegates to get acquainted with this “extraordinary” membership benefit when they visit booth #602 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center. Gold Concierge staff members are available to answers questions and enroll interested parties throughout the conference.

For more than 27 years, Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with innovative products and the highest levels of quality, service and value complemented by a global network of 2,000 resorts in 75 countries. With its headquarters located in Miami, Florida, Interval serves its developer clients and more than 1.5 million members through 27 offices in 18 countries and employs nearly 1,600 people worldwide. Interval International is a division of USA Interactive.

VIPdesk, the provider of Gold Conciergesm, is an outgrowth of 15 years of professional concierge experience, which today serves many blue chip clients with its personal assistant infrastructure platform to enable them to extend their brands into the daily lives of their customers and employees. VIPdesk is a unique concierge service providing personal, real-time assistance from live, local concierge specialists 24/7, with access through toll-free numbers, private-labeled web-sites, email and wireless devices.

Chris Boesch
(305) 666-1861, ext. 7267

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Interval International, 6262 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143