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INTERVAL INTERNATIONAL HONORED WITH GLOBAL GNEX AWARDS

 

Miami, Florida, February 20, 2013  Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), received two Perspective Magazine Awards at GNEX 2013 – the Timeshare and Fractional Global Networking Expo held recently in Beverly Hills, California.

Interval PlatinumSM was voted “Best Membership Program” and Interval and its Caribbean resort affiliates won the “Best Strategic Partnership” award for support of education initiatives in the region. In addition, several of Interval’s developer clients received awards.

“We’re very pleased that Interval Platinum was recognized in this category, since the product adds great value at the point of sale and to members who enjoy its collection of high-end travel-related benefits and personalized service,” said Bryan Ten Broek, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. “Equally rewarding is acknowledgement of our collaboration with developer clients to help educate the next generation of hospitality leaders in the Caribbean.”

Interval Platinum, the company’s most prestigious membership level, was launched two years ago to cater to discerning vacation owners who desire upscale travel experiences. It provides a rich array of services, and offers one of the most complete travel and exchange benefits packages available in shared ownership.

The “Best Strategic Partnership” award was presented in recognition of Interval’s long-standing commitment to the education of Caribbean nationals. During the past 12 years, Interval and its participating resort clients in the region have donated more than $500,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation and the Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation. The funds provide scholarships and grants for young people interested in pursuing careers in hospitality and tourism.

 

Among Interval clients and member resorts honored were: 

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Bruce L. Thompson, CEO, Gold Key/PHR Hotels and Resorts

 

Best Timeshare Resort North America and Best in the World

  • Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, Park City, Utah

 

Best Timeshare Resort Europe & Middle East

  • Marriott Playa Andaluza, Estepona, Spain

 

Best Timeshare Resort South Africa

  • Mjejane Game Reserve, Malelane, South Africa

 

Best Fractional Resort North America

  • Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Osoyoos, British Columbia

 

Best Fractional Resort South Africa

  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Zanzibar, South Africa

 

Ten Broek was a featured speaker at the conference along with Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America.

The awards, presented at a gala dinner, were chosen through a combination of online voting and judging by a panel of industry experts. More than 14,500 votes were cast for nearly 200 nominees who competed for 35 awards.

A record 182 delegates representing 104 companies attended GNEX 2013 to network, learn, and discuss pertinent issues relevant to the success of the shared ownership 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 nearly 2,800 resorts in more than 75 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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