Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc Enhance Land Booking Technology

TravelPulse | August 29, 2019

Just five months after launching new land technology as a result of the continuous double-digit land vacation sales growth, Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. continue to create innovative systems that simplify the booking process for its home-based travel agents.Launching today at the 2019 Land Summit in Jamaica is a major milestone enhancement to its land technology with the addition of Reservation Pull functionality for all bookings made with GOGO Vacations.

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With gas prices down and more money in the pockets of Americans, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, reveals the findings from its annual summer travel survey, which tracks the travel habits of American leisure and business travelers.

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With gas prices down and more money in the pockets of Americans, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, reveals the findings from its annual summer travel survey, which tracks the travel habits of American leisure and business travelers.

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International Payments Leader Nuvei Partners with Edgar, Dunn & Company to Share Best Practices on Growth Strategies for Travel Operators

Nuvei | January 20, 2021

Nuvei, the payment technology partner of flourishing brands, announces report and overview of "Redefining travel payments in the post-COVID-19 era," a white paper report and survey pinpointing growth strategies for travel operators in the aftermath of the pandemic, driven by payment technology. Created as a team with Edgar, Dunn and Company ("EDC"), with investment from Visa, this far reaching study contains information, experiences and noteworthy insight for the travel area as it designs its 2021 rebound, including the basic significance of a computerized first system, the best and innovative payment models to receive, and what authoritative changes could all the more quickly catalyze growth opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic and its connected isolates and travel limitations significantly affected travel industry income all through 2020, leaving related organizations looking for arrangements. The new arrival of antibodies has flagged a promising end to current circumstances, furnishing travel administrators with the certainty to set their rebound strategies in motion. It was considering this that Nuvei got together with EDC, an autonomous, worldwide technique counseling firm having some expertise in payments and computerized monetary administrations, to deliver "Redefining travel payments in the post-COVID-19 era." The report includes top to bottom experiences into current industry problem areas and payment-related answers for the future, interviews with top aircrafts and online travel specialists and an industry-wide review directed among September and November 2020, just as examination of the outcomes. It features changing client assumptions that require new methodologies for progress, including utilizing payment technology to a more noteworthy degree than previously and intended to support merchants in their recovery.

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HOSPITALITY TRENDS

Brittain Resorts and Hotels Selects Agilysys Cloud-Native SaaS Property Management Solutions

Brittain Resorts and Hotels & Agilysys | November 20, 2021

-Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-native SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Brittain Resorts and Hotels in Myrtle Beach, SC, has selected Agilysys’ cloud-native SaaS PMS solution Agilysys Stay, as well as Agilysys rGuest Service and Owners Accounting for 10 of their properties representing over 3,400 roomsFrom award-winning, full-service oceanfront resorts to affordable and family-friendly hotels, Brittain Resorts & Hotels has the perfect selection of accommodations and amenities to satisfy every taste and budget. The roots of the brand go back 80 years and three generations in Myrtle Beach, where guests are invited to “take a vacation from ordinary” as they explore the reputation of integrity, exceptional dependability, and ultimate service provided by the Brittain Resorts & Hotels team of professionals. With Agilysys Stay PMS, the Brittain staff will be able to welcome guests at check-in with ready access to guest preferences allowing them to connect on a more personal level. Sporting an easy-to-use browser-based UI, Agilysys Stay offers fast time-to-value, through improved operational efficiency and elevated guest service. Due to its breadth of features and ease-of use, Agilysys Stay is being implemented broadly across hotels of all sizes, scaling from the largest resort hotels and multi-site chains through mid-size properties of any type to limited-service hotels and small boutique establishments. Owners Accounting will help Brittain simplify homeowners revenue and expense tracking while ensuring that homeowners have timely, accurate information about their property’s usage and condition. And Agilysys rGuest Service will enable Brittain to communicate quickly and seamlessly with guests and staff alike using SMS to streamline guest requests and maintenance workflows across their properties. “We are excited to be partnering with an established, forward looking software company that has developed and delivered a PMS with a modern, friendly user interface. The opportunity to switch to a stable SaaS solution with integrated service optimization and homeowners accounting modules, that takes us out of the infrastructure and interface business, delivers a one-stop shop and allows us to focus on our sales, growth and operations initiatives, With one of the largest development staffs in the hospitality industry, Agilysys delivers a comprehensive catalog of existing integrations along with a willingness to develop even more. This positions us to be nimble enough to react to the ever-changing demands and preferences of our guests.” -Patrick Norton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, at Brittain Resorts and Hotels We are thrilled to welcome the Brittain Resorts and Hotels to our family of Agilysys Stay PMS properties, said Don DeMarinis, SVP Sales & Marketing Americas/EMEA at Agilysys. We are seeing a rapid increase in adoption of Agilysys Stay at properties of all sizes. I am confident that Brittain will find that our modern cloud-native PMS solution, combined with rGuest Service and Owners Accounting, will help them drive improved guest loyalty and revenue while optimizing operational efficiencies. Agilysys Stay is a full-featured cloud-native enterprise-grade SaaS PMS that delivers personalized guest experiences with powerful operational efficiencies allowing users to focus on connecting with guests on a personal level. As a one-stop solution, Stay provides the capability to increase revenue, improve occupancy and inventory management, reduce costs, and increase brand and guest satisfaction for properties from small destination resorts to large national chains. Agilysys Stay delivers intuitive PMS functionality across operations that empowers users to deliver more meaningful guest experiences. rGuest Service is an easy-to-use, cloud-native SaaS-based and on-premise capable service optimization solution. With a powerful and highly flexible platform, it monitors events across various staff and guest touchpoints, and provides services assignment with context-based guest, location and task details, and optimized routing of tasks and approvals with support for smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables. Its support for 2-way Guest Communication uses SMS to enable personalized communication between guests and staff members for property inquiries, special housekeeping requests, room-ready notifications, and other staff/guest interactions. About Agilysys Agilysys has been a leader in hospitality software for more than 40 years, delivering innovative cloud-native SaaS and on-premise guest-centric technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts and cruise, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, healthcare, and sports and entertainment. Agilysys offers the most comprehensive software solutions in the industry, including point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement, payments, and related applications, to manage the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings and its customer-centric service. During recent years, Agilysys has made major investments in R&D and has successfully modernized virtually all their longstanding trusted software solutions. Some of the largest hospitality companies around the world use Agilysys solutions to help improve guest loyalty, drive revenue growth and increase operational efficiencies. Agilysys operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA.

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AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS

Technology’s Role in the Future of Air Travel

ExpertFlyer.com | December 21, 2020

Imagine experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime trip far and wide while never leaving your lounge or chipping in your seat on an overbooked trip in return for a future travel voucher, and being set up for the following trip out, before you even leave for the air terminal. These are only a few of instances of the innovation forward leaps that are supporting the new ordinary and propelling the eventual fate of air travel. Many numbers of these new technologies were created dependent on need since nothing says "need is the mother of innovation" like an overall pandemic. What's more, perhaps more noteworthy is the quickened rate wherein new innovations are being created. As carriers keep on improving the air quality on board their planes, new tech advancements and cycles are hoping to improve, or limit, how individuals are cooperating at the air terminal itself. Ongoing investigations have demonstrated that planes aren't generally the danger any more; notwithstanding, the actual cycle of experiencing the air terminal to your seat can be. ExpertFlyer found a couple of fascinating innovation arrangements it accepts will change the fate of air travel and how we explore through air terminals long after immunizations are in play and air go re-visitations of some type of schedule. A few creators and guardians of these advances imparted their inventive plans to ExpertFlyer, including D.J. Smith, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse Group, a designer of augmented reality innovation that is presently centered around aiding objective promoting associations create vivid travel encounters utilizing VR innovation. While seeing the world from the solace of your front room isn't excessively far off, Smith concedes work actually should be done before it's prepared for primetime.

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