Hotel Information Systems (HIS), a division of MAI Systems Corporation, 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.
“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.