Neil Kolton Biography


Virgin Holidays was the first private organization to establish a corporate scholarship program through the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Foundation.


Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services together with their participating member resorts donated nearly half a million dollars over the last 15 years.


“Being the recipient of the scholarship grant from CHTAEF has enriched my life. … I am eternally indebted to CHTAEF for making my dreams a reality.”


Over 750 hospitality professionals training in 2019 alone!


Developing meaningful programs for today’s Caribbean hospitality professionals.


Over $2.5 million in scholarships awarded

Neil G. Kolton

Director, Caribbean and Southeast U.S., Resort Sales and Service

Neil Kolton is director for the Caribbean and the Southeast U.S. in the resort sales and service department for Interval International. He oversees the company’s presence and plays a lead role in building its developer client base in these markets.

Kolton joined the company in 2005 as account executive for the Northeast region and was subsequently promoted to Caribbean region manager. Previously, he worked in sales for a vacation ownership development company.

He oversees Interval’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation and serves as the company’s representative on the CHTA Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the CHTA Board of Directors. He is a participant in the Aruba Timeshare and St. Maarten Timeshare Associations.

Active in the American Resort Development Association, he was selected to participate in the association’s inaugural leadership, education, action, progression, and service program (LEAPS) in 2013. He is a Registered Resort Professional, the resort timeshare industry’s highest individual designation.

Kolton was recognized with the CHTA 2018 Allied Member of the Year award for his fundraising and advocacy activities on behalf of the organization, and his involvement in regional tourism activities.

He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, earning a bachelor’s degree in international studies.

Kolton resides in Hollywood, Florida.