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BLUE RESIDENCE CLUB JOINS PREFERRED RESIDENCES

Miami, FL, November 29, 2011 - Preferred Residences®, a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has added Blue Residence Club in Aruba to its exclusive exchange network. The property will feature 126 spacious condominium units that will be built in three phases, with the first scheduled for completion by summer 2013.

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DIGICEL GROUP TO BUILD 173-ROOM PORT-AU-PRINCE HOTEL TO OPERATE UNDER MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS BRAND; WILL GENERATE 175 JOBS IN HAITI

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – November 28, 2011 – In Haiti, where new economic activity is critical in the midst of the tremendous efforts to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2010, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) announced today it would open the $45 million, 173-room Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel, under management agreement with ownership group Unigestion Holding S.A., a subsidiary of Digicel Group Ltd.  In addition to creating 175 new jobs, Marriott will invest in hospitality training to benefit Haiti's tourism sector.

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CHOICE HOTELS TO SHARE BRANDING AND SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (November 29, 2011) - Thanks to a strong commitment to the Caribbean by one of the world's largest lodging companies the twin messages of branding and social media will be featured at the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) which opens in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) this week.

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FRENCH DEPARTMENTS OF THE AMERICAS FOCUS ON CARIBBEAN INTEGRATION

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (November 26, 2011) - The closer integration of French Caribbean Departments with non-French speaking countries and territories in the region is the focus of a conference in Guadeloupe next week.

 

The first conference of this nature, called Forum FDA (French Departments of the Americas), is slated for November 30 to December 2, 2011 at Université des Antillles et de la Guyane (UAG) in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.

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CTO'S JOHNSON JOHNROSE SET FOR CRISIS COMMUNICATION TALKS IN ST. THOMAS

ST. THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands (November 25, 2011) - Examination of the critical need for effective crisis communication at the 20th Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) session in St. Thomas will be explored by experienced Caribbean communications professional and trainer Johnson JohnRose. 

A number best practices in crisis communication will be shared by JohnRose with participants of the 10th anniversary symposium in the United States Virgin Islands next week.

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