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Marcos Agostini Named Chairman of The Caribbean
Hotel Association Timeshare Committee 
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Miami, FL, June 28, 2004 - The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) recently named Marcos Agostini, region director for the Caribbean and Latin America for Interval International, as the Chairman of the newly formed CHA Timeshare Committee.  The Timeshare Committee was designed to create awareness of the opportunities in timesharing - one of the fastest-growing segments of the hospitality industry.

"Marcos Agostini's considerable knowledge of the industry and the region made him the prime candidate for the position of chairman," said Berthia Parle MBE, president, CHA.  "Interval International has demonstrated ongoing support of the Caribbean - a region that continues to grow as a result of previous joint endeavors such as the Timeshare Committee."

"I am honored to be appointed Chairman of the CHA Timeshare Committee," said Agostini.  "Interval International is committed to the Caribbean hospitality industry and CHA's efforts to assist Caribbean hoteliers in taking advantage of the opportunities that exist within the timeshare sector."

The committee will serve as a vehicle to bring together the timeshare community and the hotel industry in the Caribbean and enable CHA to speak to a larger segment of the hospitality industry in the region.  It will also help CHA to expand its membership base to include timeshare hotels and developers, as well as broaden the opportunities of Allied members by providing additional outlets for sale of their products.

Since 1976, 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 more than 2,000 resorts in 75 countries.  With its headquarters located in Miami, Florida, Interval employs nearly 1,700 people worldwide and serves its developer clients and over 1.6 million member families through 26 offices in 17 countries. Interval provides its members - timeshare owners from around the world - with a variety of exchange services and year-round travel related benefits to enhance their vacation experiences.  Interval International is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

As the Preferred Vacation Exchange Network of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) and a member of the board of directors of the CTO Education Foundation, Interval has been a long time supporter of the tourism industry in the Caribbean.  Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.  

The Caribbean Hotel Association is dedicated to excellence in hospitality, leadership in marketing, and sustainable growth in tourism, to the benefit of its membership and that of the wider Caribbean community. It aims to be a regional forum that will advance the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry. The members of CHA represent the entire spectrum of hospitality industry's private sector, from 835 member hotels representing some 127,000 hotel rooms in 36 national hotel associations, to 520 allied members including airline executives, tour operators, travel agents, trade and consumer press, hotel and restaurant suppliers, and others.

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Contact:
Caribbean Hotel Association
Lorraine J. Ortiz-Valcárcel
director of communications
telephone 787.725.89139, extension 244
e-mail: lortiz@caribbeanhotels.org


 
Also See: Time Share Industry Cleans Up Reputation by Embracing State and Federal Regulation / May 2004
Hotelier Morris Moinian Set to Buy Former 1,000-Room Hyatt Orlando; Plans to Renovate and Include Time-shares / June 2004


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