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Miami, FL, April 29, 2014  Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, is a silver sponsor of the 15th annual Brazil Hospitality Investment Conference (BHIC) to be held May 5 at the Pullman Ibirapuera Hotel in São Paulo. Questex Hospitality + Travel, organizer of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Summit Series, teamed up with BSH International to organize the event.

“We look forward to once again participating in this event since it provides so much information about current hospitality trends,” said Fernando Martinelli, Interval’s executive director of resort sales and service for Brazil. “Brazil is the fastest growing travel and tourism economy in Latin America, with total contributions to GDP expected to surpass 10 percent by 2024. We believe that shared ownership can play a larger role in the country’s tourism development.”

Findings from Interval’s 2013 Latin America Membership Profile reinforce this optimism and reveal that its Latin America-resident members report high levels of satisfaction with their timeshare resort ownership, are very or extremely likely to purchase additional vacation time in the future, and are avid travelers who seek out a wide range of activities when traveling for leisure purposes.

As part of the shared ownership track, Martinelli will participate in the panel “Ownership, timesharing, fractionals — what are the trends?”

BHIC will bring together domestic and international investors, developers, real estate investors, tourism professionals, and finance companies to facilitate and encourage networking and deal-making. The agenda will focus on how to attract investments and new hospitality brands to Brazil and how local companies can expand their brands at a global level.

Interval is hosting the 16th Annual Shared Ownership Investment Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on October 13-14 to further educate prospective entrants, developers, hoteliers, lenders, and government officials about resort development opportunities. For more information, go to

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 nearly 2,900 resorts in more than 80 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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