Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that it is a top-level Patron sponsor of the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore, reinforcing the importance of this thriving region to the company and the vacation ownership industry.
“This sponsorship is part of an ongoing commitment that Interval is making to the Asia/Pacific market,” said Interval International President David C. Gilbert. “We continue to provide unparalleled support for our clients and have made it a priority to expand our network in the region, as evidenced by our most recent affiliation — the prestigious Anantara Vacation Club.”
“We are proud to be very involved in this important event,” added Joe Hickman, vice president and executive director Asia/Pacific for Interval International. “We have been increasing our presence throughout the region, promoting the industry at every opportunity, and fielding valuable research about consumers. For example, our latest Interval International Asia Membership Profile provided insights that resort developers and prospective industry entrants can use in designing products and developing marketing strategies.”
In addition, Interval hosted one of its renowned Shared Ownership Investment Conferences last year in Bangkok, further reflecting ongoing efforts to facilitate the growth of timesharing in Asia.
Interval has worldwide representation at AOCAP, with executive speakers and a session moderator from company offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. They include Gilbert, who is a panelist in a discussion in which industry leaders share their views. During the session, he is presenting highlights of Interval’s
Asian member survey, such as the noteworthy finding that one-third of respondents expressed an interest in purchasing additional holiday time in the future — a higher percentage than members in other regions have indicated in similar studies.
Darren Ettridge, senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for Interval, is serving as moderator for a panel examining operational nuances in shared ownership. Kit Whalley, Interval’s business development director for Asia, is also participating in the conference, contributing his expertise to the timely topic of marketing to today’s affluent Asian consumers.
AOCAP is being held from March 18 through 19 at the Pan Pacific Singapore. For more information, visit http://hicapconference.com/aocap/ .
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 more than 2,900 resorts in over 80 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 non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.