Interval backs CTO Foundation

Interval International, a leading global vacation
exchange company, and resorts affiliated with its exchange network, announced their
continued financial support of Caribbean tourism education with a $20,000 donation
to the Caribbean Tourism Organization Education Foundation.The check was
presented by David Callaghan, vice president resort sales and service, Interval
International, to Hon. Pamela C. Richards, CTO Chairman and Commissioner of Tourism
for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jacqueline Johnson, CTC, chairman of the CTO
Foundation, on June 16 as part of Caribbean Week in New York City.

“This is the seventh year Interval International and its resort affiliates have made
a donation to the CTO Foundation, an organization that has done so much to educate
Caribbean-based students in the hospitality and tourism professions,” said
Callaghan. “We give our sincere thanks to our resort affiliates since their
contributions enable us to continue to support this very worthwhile cause.”

The contributors to the scholarship fund include: Aquarius Vacation Club at Embassy
Suites Hotel® Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort (Puerto Rico); Caribbean Palm
Village (Aruba); Coral by Hilton (Dominican Republic); Island Seas Resort (Bahamas);
Jolly Beach Vacations (Antigua); Oyster Bay Beach Resort (St. Maarten); Paradise
Beach Villas (Aruba); Plantation Village Beach Resort (Grand Cayman); Playa Linda
Beach Resort (Aruba); Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (Aruba); and Starwood
Vacation Ownership, Inc.

“The vacation ownership industry plays an important role in our region and the
dedication of Interval International and its resort affiliates has allowed us to
increase the number of educational scholarships that we are able to provide to
Caribbean nationals,” said Richards. “Their efforts are exemplary and deeply

“The CTO Foundation was established to provide economic assistance for the
development of a cadre of young Caribbean professionals in the region,” said
Johnson. “The scholarship fund continues to flourish because of the generosity of
corporations who do business in the region.”