Interval’s Next Generation of Tech Tools Will Strengthen Shared Ownership Industry and Engage Digitally Savvy Consumers

  Interval’s Next Generation of Tech Tools Will Strengthen Shared Ownership
  Industry and Engage Digitally Savvy Consumers

Business Wire

MIAMI -- March 12, 2013

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services
and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (ILG) (Nasdaq: IILG), will
be launching an expanded array of digital tools designed to interest
prospective timeshare purchasers and further enhance the engagement of
existing owners. They include the first-of-its-kind Interval Sales Tool Kit
App, an update to the Interval International App, and a mobile version of
IntervalWorld.com.

“Interval’s investment in leading-edge technology — from both the capital and
human resources perspective — is significant and continues to be a focal point
of our client and member service outreach,” said Craig M. Nash, chairman,
president, and CEO of ILG. “We’re confident that our latest technology
debuting this spring will take the sales process to the next level, by
educating consumers about the many benefits of owning their vacations.”

The Interval Sales Tool Kit App leverages the growing popularity of using the
iPad on the sales floor to create a more impactful exchange presentation. A
key component is the Interval Exchange Tracker, an interactive world map that
animates exchange and Getaway vacations that have been booked by members in
the previous 24 hours. Since industry research reinforces that exchange is a
top initial purchase motivator, the powerful app is essential in bringing to
life the world of vacation possibilities available through Interval
International.

Interval is also expanding its tools for members with the enhanced Interval
International App, which will give them the ability to purchase Getaways. They
will be able to log in while on the go to access account information, browse
the Resort Directory, and share information with family and friends on social
networks.

Changes already have been made to the user-friendly consumer website,
IntervalWorld.com. As the first major vacation exchange company to establish a
presence on the Internet, Interval has seen its ongoing commitment to online
services result in a high level of member adoption. In fact, confirmations on
the website have grown by 50 percent from 2007 to 2012.

IntervalWorld.com has been refreshed with a new look and expanded video
library. In addition to the destination and resort videos, topics now cover an
overview of vacation ownership and member testimonials. The informative
content is a resource for developers to use during the sales process and for
consumers researching the industry. Another feature on the website is Interval
Community, one of the largest timeshare social networking forums in the world.

As the use of mobile devices increases, Interval members will be able to stay
connected through a mobile-optimized version of IntervalWorld.com. The new
mobile site will offer much of the functionality of the full site, allowing
users to quickly navigate and complete transactions in real time, including
purchasing Getaways, depositing weeks, confirming exchanges, and renewing and
upgrading memberships.

“Technology has been an essential component of Interval’s service culture for
more than 35 years and we’re very excited to introduce the latest in a long
line of innovations,” noted Jeanette Marbert, Interval’s chief operating
officer. “Interval will continue to provide state-of-the-art resources and
high-tech systems that present our products and shared ownership in the most
compelling manner.”

About Interval International

Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and
provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in
Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the
vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network
of nearly 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16
countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort
clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership
programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services
to the vacation industry.

Contact:

Interval International
Steve Gerrish, 305-925-6519
Steven.Gerrish@intervalintl.com
 
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