Niseko Japan, 20 September 2012:
Hokkaido Tracks, the pioneers of western style accommodation and property management services in Niseko, has announced the affiliation to Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc (Nasdaq: IILG).
The affiliation means that Hokkaido Tracks properties will now be available to the large Interval International member base as part of their extensive exchange portfolio.
“Hokkaido Tracks Vacation Club is a welcome addition to the exchange program and Hokkaido is an increasingly important regional destination for our members," said Joe Hickman, VP/executive director Asia-Pacific for Interval International.
"Hokkaido Tracks Vacation Club is one of our most exciting ventures to date and we are delighted to announce its addition to the Hokkaido Tracks group," said Simon Robinson, who co-founded Hokkaido Tracks Management with his business partners Matt Dening and Joasia Francki in 2003. "Through our partnership with Interval International, we hope to welcome a new generation of owners and Interval members from around the world who choose us through Interval's quality exchange network."
As the pioneers of development and management in the area, Hokkaido Tracks have been and remain the market leaders in relation to product, services and service delivery. Over the past 7 years, the Hokkaido Tracks brands have become synonymous with Niseko and we continue to grow this brand in line with our large distribution network and long term strategy.
Niseko is arguably the fastest growing ski resort in the world and has, over the past four years, seen a 45% increase in international visitors. Niseko is fast becoming a ‘must ski’ destination amongst the established ski markets worldwide and a place to be and be seen for the emerging regional Asian markets, this explosive growth has led to the development of over 300 quality properties being built with Niseko currently boasting 12,459* beds (as of October 2010) of which 7,918* are located in Hirafu Village.
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Interval International operates membership programmes 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 approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. 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.