St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association Honors RCI Timeshare Exchange
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) has recently honored RCI timeshare exchange with a Crystal Pineapple Award in the category of Outstanding Tourism Industry Partner.
Alfred Harley, executive director of the SHTA, says, “SHTA has unanimously chosen RCI as the recipient of its 2012 Outstanding Tourism Industry Partner Award. This award recognizes international industry partners that have made a significant contribution toward the development of our tourism industry, and in this case we are confident that the timeshare industry on St. Maarten has benefited tremendously from a fruitful relationship with RCI.”
RCI timeshare exchange , which was the first vacation exchange company with an affiliation in St. Maarten, contributes to the St. Maarten tourism industry gathering, analyzing, and sharing information about timeshare exchange travel trends on the island. Using this information, St Maarten businesses are better able to serve the vacation market with tourism products and services that contribute to the growth of the tourism industry in St. Maarten.
Another significant accomplishment this year by RCI timeshare exchange and others in the timeshare industry leaders was their partnership in working with the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association to draft comprehensive legislation to assist in the regulation of the timeshare industry. In October, the partners were able to submit this legislation to Parliament and the Minister of Justice.
Eugenio Macouzet, managing director, RCI Caribbean, explains, “We are so happy to be presented with this prestigious award. The timeshare industry has developed quickly and beautifully on the island of St. Maarten, and we look forward to being a part of its continued growth in the future.”