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12/2/2016
VENZA Provides Comprehensive PCI Compliance, Cyber-Security Training and Expertise to Luxury Hospitality Firm Belmond
December 02, 2016 - VENZA is working with Belmond, an international luxury hospitality firm, to provide comprehensive PCI 3.2 training, security protocol awareness audits, reporting and additional custom technology-based learning for Belmond’s staff operating across the globe.



12/1/2016
Whistle Messaging, Inc. Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors
December 01, 2016 - Whistle Messaging, Inc. (Whistle), a leader in customer service texting and messaging for hotels, announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors on December 1.



12/1/2016
Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Fën Hotels
December 01, 2016 -  Wyndham Hotel Group announced its acquisition of Latin America's leading Fën Hotels on December 1, adding 26 management contracts across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and the U.S.



12/1/2016
Valcartier Hotel Installs dormakaba Saflok RFID Electronic Door Locks
December 01, 2016 - dormakaba Group, provider of Saflok and ILCO RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the Valcartier Hotel at Valcartier Vacation Village resort in Quebec, Canada will open its doors in December 2016 with networked Saflok mobile-ready Quantum RFID electronic door locks.



12/1/2016
MSI releases CloudEnterprise
December 01, 2016 - MSI Solutions is pleased to announce the release of CloudEnterprise, a robust multi-property reporting engine powered by MSI’s TruCloud platform.



12/1/2016
SiteMinder officially opens in Galway, says it is more ready than ever for Europe’s hotels
December 01, 2016 - Less than four months since announcing its entry into Ireland, the global hotel industry’s cloud platform, SiteMinder, is formally opening its newest office in Dockgate, Galway, on December 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its recruitment of nearly-100 multilingual sales and customer support professionals to support hotels across Europe.



11/30/2016
HSMAI and Libris Release Special Report on Hospitality and Travel Industry Use of Visual Assets
November 30, 2016 - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) announces the release of "The Lifecycle of Visual Assets in Hospitality and Travel." Produced in partnership with Libris by PhotoShelter, the special report offers a clear picture of how hospitality and travel professionals source, share, access, use, and measure return on investment of visual assets, such as photography and video.



11/30/2016
StayNTouch Partners with Revinate to Integrate Cloud-Based Hotel Solutions
November 30, 2016 - StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is very happy to announce a new integration between Rover™, its cloud-based property management system (PMS) and Revinate, the software as a service (SaaS) company that helps hotels reinvent the guest experience through reputation management and marketing automation solutions.



11/30/2016
DSE 2017 to Offer Four Professional Certification Programs
November 30, 2016 - Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, announced that its 2017 educational conference will feature four individual full-day educational programs for Digital Signage Expert Group (DSEG) certification or renewal credits.



11/30/2016
Sabre empowers travel agents with virtual payment technology for air bookings
November 30, 2016 - As part of its effort to increase acceptance of virtual payments by buyers and suppliers, travel technology leader Sabre Corporation and its partner in the payment space Conferma have integrated the Sabre Virtual Payment solution for air tickets into the Sabre Red Workspace used by more than 425,000 travel agents around the world.



11/29/2016
Cendyn Announces Acquisition of Guestfolio
November 29, 2016 - Cendyn, the leader in cloud-based software and services for driving sales and marketing performance in the travel and hospitality industry, announced today that it has acquired Guestfolio Communications (“Guestfolio”), a leading CRM marketing platform for boutique hotels.



11/29/2016
Two Roads Hospitality Powers New Brand with revintel Business Intelligence Solution from The Rainmaker Group
November 29, 2016 - Two Roads Hospitality, a unique lifestyle and independent hotel management company, is expanding its use of The Rainmaker Group's revintel business intelligence platform portfolio-wide for increased insights into strategic data, following the merger between Destination and Commune Hotels in January 2016.



11/29/2016
Shift4 and SilverWare POS Announce Joint EMV Solution for Hospitality Industry
November 29, 2016 - Payment gateway provider Shift4 Corporation and SilverWare POS, a leading developer of end-to-end solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced the general availability of their joint EMV-certified solution.



11/28/2016
SALTO Systems Launches New Hospitality Website
November 28, 2016 - Created exclusively for the hospitality industry’s access control needs and requirements, the new website for SALTO Systems, www.saltohospitality.com, aims to cover the broad spectrum of access control within the hospitality sector.



11/28/2016
SiteMinder secures its place in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for sixth year running
November 28, 2016 - Two months into celebrating its 10th year in business, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, is proving its growth is far from slowing with the announcement it is a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia winner for the sixth consecutive year.



11/28/2016
ISHP Selects Safemark as 2016 VQA Recipient
November 28, 2016 - Safemark Systems has received the prestigious 2016 Vendor Quality Award (VQA) from the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP).



11/23/2016
TECHPitch, Editor’s Choice Awards and Tabletop Challenge winners celebrated in New York
November 23, 2016 - HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants, formerly the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS)-- announced the winners of the Editor’s Choice Awards, TECHPitch, and Tabletop Challenge during the November 13-15, 2016 Show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.



11/23/2016
New Innovations in Hospitality HSIA from Sunray Elevate Guest Experiences Through Network Monitoring and Management
November 23, 2016 - Sunray, the network provider widely regarded as hospitality industry HSIA visionaries, will unveil the next phase in hotel network management innovation in December, 2016. In addition to Sunray’s Umbra service suite, this next phase includes real-time wireless connection quality monitoring and an intelligent auditing system.



11/22/2016
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Optimize Food and Beverage Delivery
November 22, 2016 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Charenton, La., has selected a comprehensive solution suite — including InfoGenesis® POS, InfoGenesis® Flex, rGuest® Analyze and rGuest® Pay — to enhance efficiency and streamline food and beverage service. The property, which is owned and operated by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, is a long-time user of the Agilysys Eatec® inventory and procurement system.



11/22/2016
Atlantis, Paradise Island Provides Notice of Data Security Incident
November 22, 2016 - Atlantis, Paradise Island (the "Resort") today announced that a recent data security incident may have compromised the security of payment information of some customers who used debit or credit cards at food and beverage and retail locations at the Resort between March 9, 2016 and October 22, 2016.



11/21/2016
Hospitality Industry Icon, Bill Marriott, Named Ernst & Young 2016 U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year
November 21, 2016 - J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, has been chosen by Ernst & Young, one of the largest international accounting firms, to receive the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category and the U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award.



11/17/2016
Best Western Selects BirchStreet as its Procure-to-Order Platform
November 17, 2016 - Best Western Hotels & Resorts and BirchStreet Systems today announced the selection of BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Order platform to modernize the procurement process at Best Western’s 2,100 hotels in North America. The BirchStreet technology platform will enable hotel owners to access an online Best Western marketplace to easily shop for Best Western’s approved and branded suppliers, compare prices, establish order guides and process requests on one system.



11/17/2016
Agilysys Announces Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2017 Focused on Re-Imagining Hospitality
November 17, 2016 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that registration is open for the annual industry-leading Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2017. A popular event for Agilysys customers, the conference will be held Jan. 23-25 at M Resort in Las Vegas, and will feature thought-leadership sessions focused on ‘Re-Imagining Hospitality’ designed to help customers drive revenue growth while improving the guest experience.



11/17/2016
Caesars Entertainment Recognized as Sustainable Travel Leader
November 17, 2016 - Caesars Entertainment has surpassed its Green Key certification goal of having 90 percent of owned or managed North American hotel resort properties achieve a 4 Key rating or higher. Thirty of its hotel resort properties are rated 4 Keys — more than any other casino-entertainment company in the world.



11/17/2016
Expedia and Best Western Expand Partnership with Industry Leading Technology
November 17, 2016 - In a move that is set to transform the future of the meeting and conference industry, Expedia and Best Western Hotels today announced a strategic alliance that will expand collaboration between the two organizations. This pioneering new venture sees the adoption of Expedia’s innovative MeetingMarket software by more than 200 Best Western Hotels across Germany, making Best Western the first global hotel brand to white label the technology.



11/17/2016
Expanding Your Property Portfolio and Need to Streamline Operations Across All Your Hotels? Maestro PMS Helps Independents Achieve Their Goals
November 17, 2016 - Times are good for the hotel industry, with many hotel and resort companies adding properties to their portfolio. When a property portfolio expands, everyone at the company works harder, there are more staff to train and manage, more reservations to process, and many more guests to track and market to. The Maestro PMS team understands this growth and the elevation in operation and technology requirements that go along with it. Maestro’s staff of seasoned hotel and technology professionals delivers market leading support services together with Maestro Multi-Property PMS hotel management software.



11/16/2016
SHIFT4 is integrating to the Oracle Payment Interface
November 16, 2016 - Payment gateway provider Shift4 Corporation today announced that they are writing to the Oracle Payment Interface (OPI), providing fast, secure and reliable payment processing to thousands of merchants who use Oracle's point-of-sale and property management solutions.



11/16/2016
Koch Agrees to Invest over $2 billion in Infor
November 16, 2016 - Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement in which Koch Equity Development LLC (“KED”), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has agreed to make an investment of more than $2 billion in the company.  The investment will provide Infor access to additional growth capital to accelerate innovation, expand distribution, and continue disrupting the enterprise applications industry.



11/16/2016
Agilysys Accelerates Global Growth with New U.K. Office to Serve EMEA Region
November 16, 2016 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that due to continued growth across its global markets, the company has opened a U.K. office to serve the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. James Slatter has been named managing director of the new office, which is located at 59-60 Thames Street in Windsor.



11/16/2016
Sabre Travel Network President Sean Menke appointed as executive advisor for new federal infrastructure board
November 16, 2016 - Sabre Corporation’s executive vice president and president for Travel Network, Sean Menke, has recently been appointed as executive member of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI). The panel was established following last year’s surface transportation bill.