Miami, FL, (January 24, 2012) — Interval International, a prominent global provider of vacation services, is a sponsor of Caribbean Marketplace, the region’s preeminent business-to-business marketing event for the hotel and tourism industry. The gathering, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on January 22-24 in Paradise Island, Bahamas. It is being organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and hosted by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel Association, and the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board.
“As we commemorate this milestone, we would like to acknowledge the continued dedication of long-standing partners like Interval that make it possible for us to sustain the quality programs that have such a positive impact on our industry,” said Alec Sanguinetti, director general and chief executive officer of CHTA. “We hope to exceed the record attendance and vendor participation set in 2011 at this year’s event.”
“Caribbean Marketplace serves as one of the most important venues for connecting hoteliers with tour operators and wholesalers interested in promoting Caribbean vacations. Business conducted at this conference helps ensure the growth and success of companies in the region and we are proud to be a sponsor,” said Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida.
The Caribbean has proven itself to be a very popular destination for owners of the shared ownership product. According to Interval International’s 2011 U.S. Membership Profile,the region is cited by nearly half of Interval’s U.S.-resident members as their leisure destination of choice for international travel within the next two years.
As a Strategic Partner of CHTA and a Board Member of the CHTA Education Foundation and the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Scholarship Foundation, Interval has been a long-time supporter of the tourism industry in the Caribbean. The company is committed to understanding the unique needs of the region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, CHTA represents the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry’s private sector, from more than 850 member hotels in 36 national hotel associations to allied members, including airline executives, tour operators, travel agents, trade and consumer press, hotel and restaurant suppliers, and others. CHTA is online at www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com
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 for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 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.
SOURCE: Interval International