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InnPoints Connects Hotels Directly With Expedia



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — MARCH 16, 2010 — InnPoints Worldwide, provider of reservation marketing and electronic distribution solutions for hotels, today announced its most recent system integration with Expedia, Inc. which automates the exchange of hotel reservation room and rate information with Expedia’s online travel sites through Expedia QuickConnect™.

The XML interface allows InnPoints independent hotel and chain hotel clients to manage single image inventory through MyCRS, InnPoints central reservation system. The interface also ensures rate parity across all channels and simplifies distribution management. A significant increase in Expedia channel reservations is expected as InnPoints hotels will have the ability to sell up to the last room availability.

The Heathman Hotel Portland, one of the first hotels to adopt the Expedia QuickConnect™ interface with MyCRS, previously managed a separate extranet for Expedia channels which created double work and unstable rate management for General Manager Chris Erickson.  “We can now manage our Expedia listing along with our other GDS/IDS distribution channels on one central site, allowing for optimum rate parity and ease of management through the MyCRS derived rate feature.”

The interface is now available to all InnPoints Worldwide MyCRS users.

About InnPoints Worldwide
InnPoints Worldwide is a diversified reservation marketing organization and proven leader in electronic distribution and channel marketing.  From its World Headquarters in Albuquerque and offices in Dallas, Chicago, Santa Rosa, Canada, UK, Sweden, Italy, and Greece, InnPoints Worldwide provides GDS/IDS reservation technology, a web-based property management system, the VIBE internet booking engine, private label voice services, revenue management and strategic marketing programs for over 1800 hotels worldwide. www.innpointsworldwide.com

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Contact:

Phoenix F. Smith
Director of Marketing
phoenixs@innpoints.com
Tel: 505.768.6169
 

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Also See: InnPoints Worldwide Hotels See 15.4% Increase Year Over Year Despite Recessione / December 2009
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InnPoints Worldwide Wraps Up First Annual Conference with 655 Hotels Represented / January 2009
InnPoints to Demo New Reservation Technology at IH/M&RS Booth 3180: Web-Based Property Management System and Central Reservation System on Display / November 2008
Web-Based Property Management System MyHMS Named Preferred PMS for America's Best Franchising, Inc.: Including America's Best Inns & Suites and Country Hearth Inns & Suites / July 2008
All InnPoints Properties Upgrade to MyCRS Central Reservation System / May 2008
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