Interval International and its participating Caribbean member resorts made another record donation to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation. David Callaghan, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service, presented Foundation executives with a $60,000 check at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, surpassing last year’s $50,000 contribution.
Participating member resorts who donated to the Foundation include:
- Antigua – Tranquility Bay Antigua
- Aruba – Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
- Bahamas – Island Seas Resort and Ocean Reef Resort and Yacht Club
- Cayman Islands – Plantation Village Beach Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort, and The Grand Caymanian Resort
- Curaçao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort
- Dominican Republic – Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Coral Costa Caribe, VIK Hotel Cayena Beach, and The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
- Mexican Caribbean – Ocean Spa Hotel
- Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach and Aquarius Vacation Club® Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Residence Club
- St. John, U.S.V.I. – Starwood Vacation Ownership
- St. Kitts – Marriott Vacation Club®
- St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa
- • St. Maarten – Diamond Resorts International®, Mary’s Boon Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, and The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
- • Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa
The CHTA Education Foundation was established in 1987 as a non-profit/ tax-exempt organization through which scholarships and special assistance would be made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing careers in tourism. As part of its mission, it provides people throughout the region with an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities, as well as technical and professional development. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded US$1.5 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.