Interval International And Participating Resort Partners Donate $50,000 Toward Caribbean Education Scholarships

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14 Jan 2014

Interval International And Participating Resort Partners Donate $50,000 Toward Caribbean Education Scholarships

Interval International and its participating member resorts recently made a $50,000 donation to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF). Neil Kolton,

Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented the check to foundation executives during the opening ceremony of Caribbean Travel Marketplace.

“The motivation to launch a fundraising effort for this worthwhile cause originated from our desire to help young people further their education to advance their career. We are proud to say that working with our member resorts we have been able to exceed our expectations and become the largest private-sector contributor to the foundation,” said Kolton.

Nearly 50 resorts across 14 countries made donations to this year’s fundraising efforts, including:

Antigua – Tranquility Bay Antigua

Aruba – Aruba Beach Club, Caribbean Palm Village Resort, La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Paradise Beach Villas, Playa Linda Beach Resort, and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Bahamas – Island Seas Resort, Ocean Reef Resort and Yacht Club, and Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

Barbados Ocean Two Resort & Residences and Sea Breeze Beach Hotel

Cayman Islands – Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Plantation Village Beach Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort, The Grand Caymanian Resort, and The Reef Resort

Curaçao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort

Dominican Republic – Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Coral Costa Caribe, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, and VIK Hotel Cayena Beach 

Jamaica – Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, and Sunset Jamaica Grande

Mexican Caribbean – Laguna Suites Golf & Spa, Ocean Spa Hotel, and Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort

Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach, Aquarius Vacation Club, Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Residence Club

St. John, U.S.V.I Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club and Starwood Vacation Ownership

St. Kitts and Nevis – Marriott Vacation Club®

St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa

St. Maarten – Diamond Resorts International®,Flamingo Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Royal Resorts Caribbean, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, and The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa 

Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa

The CHTAEF 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. To date, the Foundation has awarded US$1.7 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.

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