Joe Hickman, Interval International’s vice president and executive director, resort sales and service, Asia-Pacific, has been inducted into the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) Hall of Fame. The most prestigious honor in the Australian industry, the award was conferred at a recent ceremony held in Queenstown, New Zealand.
“The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in senior management roles who have contributed significantly to the improvement of their own organization, the timeshare industry, and the council,” said Laura Younger, general manager of ATHOC. “Joe clearly exceeds our criteria on all counts.”
Hickman, who is based in Singapore, was selected by his peers, as a result of his many achievements over the last 25 years. He has spent his entire professional career in the hospitality and timeshare industries, with more than two decades specifically in the Asia-Pacific region, amassing experience in a broad range of areas including sales and marketing, finance, resort services, business development, government and media relations, and call center operations.
Darren Ettridge, senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia for Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, said, “Joe has been a driving force in growing Interval’s resort network in this very appealing region. We are proud to have him on the team and to see him receive this hard-earned and well-deserved accolade.”
“I’m honored to be inducted into the ATHOC Hall of Fame,” Hickman noted. “The Australian timeshare industry has so much to offer and I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to play a small part in its success.”
In addition to his involvement in ATHOC, Hickman has served and continues to serve on a variety of industry boards, including the timeshare associations of both Singapore and Thailand, the Malaysian Timeshare Federation, New Zealand Holiday Ownership Council (NZHOC), and numerous other trade related bodies.
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’s exchange network comprises approximately 3,000 resorts in more than 80 nations. Through offices in 15 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 professionally delivered vacation experiences.
ATHOC is a not-for-profit industry body established in 1994 to represent all interests involved in the Australian timeshare industry, and to work toward national industry best practice. The council operates nationally with an elected board representing a range of membership categories covering resorts, timeshare owners, developers and promoters, marketers, exchange companies and organizations providing professional advice to the timeshare industry.