Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, is a sponsor of the 31st annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace (formerly Caribbean Marketplace), the region’s biggest tourism marketing event for the hospitality industry. Organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, and the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board, the meeting will be held January 20-22 at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
“We extend our gratitude to Interval, whose strategic partnership with CHTA over the last 12 years, has allowed our association to provide quality events for tourism professionals from around the world,” said Richard Doumeng, president of CHTA. “We look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.”
Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean, noted “Interval is committed to supporting the association and Caribbean Travel Marketplace. Our participation in this event is important because it enables us to create partnerships with a broad range of hotel and resort operators that help meet the strong member demand for resort accommodations into the region.”[member]
The Caribbean has proven itself to be a very popular destination for prospective owners of the shared ownership product. According to the Shared Ownership 2012: A Market Perspective, a study developed exclusively for Interval, the region is cited by more than six in 10 as one of their top leisure destinations of choice for international travel outside the continental U.S. 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 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 600 member hotels in 35 national hotel associations to 300 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.[/member]