Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual Party With a Cause during the American Resort Development Association’s 2016 ARDA World convention, held earlier this month.

Sponsored each year by Interval, the party supports the ARDA International Foundation’s (AIF) research, market intelligence, education, and professional development programs. Since 2003, when it became a benefit, nearly $425,000 has been donated to AIF.

This year’s festivities were held at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and headlined by rock legend Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo.

“ARDA and its foundation play a vital role in the shared ownership industry, and we are proud to contribute to its goals,” said David C. Gilbert, president of Interval International. “In addition to raising funds for important initiatives, the 2016 Party With a Cause was a particularly special occasion. We recognized event sponsors, resort clients, and staff for their dedication to Interval during the last four decades.”

Also at the convention, Interval received two ARDY awards, one in the category of Sales and Marketing and the other in Advertising, Promotion & Communications. Both awards were presented at ARDA’s annual gala.

Earning the Alliance Partner accolade, Interval’s Affiliate Advantages program offers a collection of value-driven products with preferential pricing and services from industry-leading suppliers, exclusively for its affiliated clients. It is intended to enhance revenues, increase sales, assist with marketing, and improve operational efficiencies.

Part of the Interval HD channel, Real Members. Real Stories. in Mandarin won for video production with its compelling message about the benefits of shared ownership, expressed by actual consumers, in a language to serve a growing Chinese market.

“Clients around the world have expressed appreciation for Interval’s extensive range of creative, effective, and customized sales tools, and it’s equally rewarding to be honored by ARDA,” said Gilbert. 

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 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 vacation exchange and rental to vacation ownership.