News for the Hospitality Executive
Miami, FL, May 16, 2011 - Interval International and its participating Caribbean member resorts set another record by donating $50,000, the single largest contribution to date to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation. David C. Gilbert, Interval's executive vice president of resort sales and marketing, presented the check to foundation representatives during the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
David C. Gilbert, Interval's executive vice president of resort sales and marketing, presented Josef Forstmayr, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), with a $50,000 donation for the CHTA Education Foundation during the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
"Interval is extremely grateful for the ongoing commitment of its resort affiliates to the CHTA Education Foundation, which administers one of the largest scholarship programs benefiting the region's hospitality industry. Working together, we're able to make a significant impact to support this important initiative that assists Caribbean nationals pursuing studies in hospitality and tourism," said Gilbert.
Participants in the 2010 scholarship fund include:
The Foundation was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization to provide scholarships and special assistance to Caribbean hospitality industry personnel and students pursuing hospitality and tourism careers. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.5 million dollars in scholarships and grants. The application requirements include being a Caribbean national, having a high school or equivalent secondary school degree, pursuing a tourism-related education degree, and demonstrating financial need.
As a strategic partner of CHTA and a board member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Education Foundation, Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market.
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 14 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 segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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