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Hotel Information Systems to Seamlessly Connect
Expedia Directly to its epitome Enterprise and
Property Management Systems
Independent Hoteliers to Benefit from Expedia’s Low-Cost Operating Environment
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Lake Forest, CA. (January 22, 2004)... Hotel Information Systems (HIS), a division of MAI Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MAIY.OB), announced an agreement to implement a direct connection between Expedia, Inc. and HIS’ epitome Enterprise and Property Management Systems.
 
The direct connection between Expedia® and the epitome Enterprise and Property Management Systems will enable true seamless connectivity between Expedia.com® and the on-property systems. Hotels using epitome Enterprise and Property Management Systems will now benefit from automated systems for uploading or changing inventory and rates within Expedia, eliminating the need for reservation faxes. 
Seth Christian and Saeed Karim share insights into Hotel Information Systems new Internet-native epitome Enterprise hotel system. 

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“We are extremely pleased that Expedia and Hotel Information Systems will be working closely to enable a seamless connection. In today’s dynamic distribution environment, ensuring the prompt delivery of reservations to the on-property systems is of paramount concern to the hotel operator. For hotels, this connection will also dramatically increase the efficiencies and enable the cost-savings associated with operating in a more advanced technological environment,” commented Seth Christian, HIS Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales.

“This relationship extends the reach and compatibility of our direct connect platform to an important segment of our supplier partners – independently owned properties, many of which are HIS users” said Frederic Lalonde, vice president, supplier strategy for Expedia, Inc. “We look forward to providing a valuable service that aligns with Expedia’s goal of helping hoteliers earn incremental revenue while increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty.” 

About Expedia, Inc. 
Expedia, Inc. is the world’s leading online travel service and the fourth largest travel agency in the U.S.  Expedia’s award-winning Expert Searching and Pricing (ESP) technology delivers the most comprehensive flight options available online. ESP also allows customers to dynamically build complete trips that combine flights, Expedia® Special Rate hotels and other lodging, ground transportation, and destination services and activities.  Expedia’s quality and leadership have been recognized in awards such as PC Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice” and Forbes “Favorite General Travel Site.”  Expedia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI). CST:  2029030-40

About Hotel Information Systems
Hotel Information Systems, Inc. (HIS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAI Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MAIY.OB). HIS provides total enterprise management solutions, improving critical operations and profitability for global lodging organizations. For a complete demonstration or additional information about epitome Enterprise Solutions, please call 1.800.497.0532 or visit hotelinfosys.com.

Contact:

Seth Christian 
Hotel Information Systems 
Chief Marketing Officer & VP Sales 
949.598.6184
seth.christian@hotelinfosys.com

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