Miami, Florida, January 30, 2015 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and its participating member resorts recently made a $30,000 donation to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Puerto Rico. Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented the check to foundation executives during the opening ceremony of the event.
“We are proud to have collaborated with our resort clients to support this important cause for the last decade. These donations have helped many scholarship recipients advance their careers and have had a positive impact on the hospitality industry,” said Kolton.
“The foundation thanks Interval and its member resorts for their generous and continued support. Their dedication has allowed us to increase the number of scholarships and grants awarded annually to deserving candidates,” said Richard S. Kahn, chairman of CHTAEF. “By providing these opportunities, we are able to assist in the education of skilled professionals, who serve as the backbone of the tourism industry.”
Nearly 30 resorts across 13 countries made donations to this year’s fundraising efforts, including:
Antigua – Tranquility Bay Antigua
Aruba – Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Paradise Beach Villas, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Bahamas – Island Seas Resort
Bermuda – The St. George’s Club
Cayman Islands – Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Seven Mile Beach Resort
Curaçao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Dominican Republic – VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
Jamaica – Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, The Oasis at Sunse
Mexican Caribbean – Laguna Suites Golf & Spa, Ocean Spa Hotel, and Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach, Aquarius Vacation Club, Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Hacienda del Mar.
St. John, U.S.V.I – Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club
St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa
St. Maarten – Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, and The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa
The CHTAEF was established in 1987 as a non-profit,tax-exempt organization through which scholarships and special assistance would be made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing careers in tourism. As part of its mission, it provides people throughout the region with an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities, as well as technical and professional development. To date, the CHTAEF has awarded approximately US$2 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.
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 2,900 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.
For more information contact:
Beatrice de Peyrecave, Interval InternationalBeatrice.dePeyrecave@intervalintl.com305.925.7032
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