Interval International Adds New Resort to Luxury Catalogue

Preferred Residences, the luxury-only brand from Interval International, has added a new resort to its exchange network. Azure Beach Residences, an upscale vacation ownership property in Aruba, has affiliated with the exchange program to attract new guests and provide new services for its current owners. [Read more…]

Interval International Timeshare Exchange Donates $60,000 to Education Foundation

Interval International Timeshare Exchange Donates $60,000 to Education Foundation


Interval International timeshare exchange and vacation services provider and its participating Caribbean timeshare and hotel member resorts have made a donation of $60,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation.

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation, established in 1987, is a non-profit/ tax-exempt organization that provides scholarships and special assistance for Caribbean timeshare and hotel industry workers seeking to advance their education in the hospitality and tourism industry as well as for students who wish to pursue careers in this field. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the hotel, timeshare, tourism, and hospitality industry.

David Callaghan, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service, explains, “We are very appreciative of the commitment of our member resorts to the CHTA Education Foundation. Through our collective efforts, we have had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of individuals pursuing careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.”

Tom Pas, chairman of the CHTA Education Foundation, adds, “The Foundation is able to provide many more scholarships as a result of the donations from valued supporters like Interval and its resort partners. They play a vital role in funding higher education for Caribbean nationals who in turn contribute to the success of the industry.”

Participating member Caribbean timeshare and hotel resorts who helped make this donation possible include:

Are You Interested in Applying for a CHTA Education Foundation Scholarship?

Although applications are closed for 2012, details will be available in December 2012  regarding opportunities for 2013. To learn more, go to:

New Years Cheer as We Look at the Top 5 Timeshares

New Years Cheer as We Look at the Top 5 Timeshares

As 2011 nears its end and 2012 awaits, we thought we’d look back at the top 5 timeshare resales and rentals for the year.

These popular vacation resorts all earned their ranking in the top 5 based on the overall number of offers to buy or rent made through Timeshare Broker Services and listings and ads.

Four of the five top timeshares are coastal or island destinations although their beaches vary from the Caribbean to the Pacific. All five represent top names in vacation ownership, but it’s important to remember that there are thousands of other fabulous resorts that didn’t happen to make this year’s Top 5, but are just as ideal for your next vacation or getaway.

You are invited to view the Top 5 List revealed in the slides below and then to visit us at or to learn more about these 5 resorts as well as to peruse all the great vacation opportunities we offer.

Vacations matter. They clear our minds, restore our bodies, enhance our relationships and create lifelong memories to cherish. Along with your intent to lose weight, exercise more, save money, and clean the garage, how about adding a very positive intent to your 2012 Resolutions?

How about making this your year you finally start taking the vacation time you need, deserve and have so rightfully earned?

Happy Anniversary Bluegreen Corporation and Bluegreen Timeshares

Happy Anniversary Bluegreen Corporation and Bluegreen Timeshares

Next week, Bluegreen Corporation and Bluegreen timeshares will celebrate twenty years at their Boca Raton, Florida location. Marking the milestone with a weeklong celebration, Bluegreen will host a ribbon cutting on August 15, commemorating the company’s growth and success in the timeshare, resort management and real estate industries.

Boca Raton was not the original home to Bluegreen Corp, which was founded in 1966 by Harry Patten as the Patten Corporation, and was then based in Vermont. In 1996, the company changed the name from Patten to Bluegreen as it positioned itself for long-term growth in the timeshare, vacation ownership and golf industries.

John Maloney, President and CEO of Bluegreen Corporation, explains, “As Bluegreen has grown to include some 222,000 owners, over 50 resorts and an additional 4,000 resorts are available through our exchange network, we are proud to say we have achieved and maintained an honorable standard of work and ethics. I am humbled by Bluegreen’s success over the past 20 years in Boca Raton, and look forward to watching the company grow and prosper for decades to come.”

Today, Bluegreen offers dozens of popular resorts in the US, including Bluegreen Hawaii timeshares, and in the Caribbean the Blue Water Resort at Cable Beach at Nassau, Bahamas and La Cabana Beach and Racquet Club in Oranjestad, Aruba.