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TravelCLICK Names New CFO and CIO
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CHICAGO (September 7, 2005) – TravelCLICK Inc., a leading provider of hotel e-commerce solutions, today announced the appointment of Scott Smith to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Todd Hinkel to Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Smith will report directly to TravelCLICK President and CEO, Robert Post.  Mr. Hinkel will report to TravelCLICK Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Bzdawka.

Mr. Smith has over 25 years of executive financial, operating and investment experience in a wide variety of industries including technology-based business services companies.  He joins TravelCLICK from PLM Transportation Equipment Corporation where he held the position of Vice President of Finance.  In this role, Mr. Smith was responsible for developing and managing sources of debt and equity financing for a variety of equipment fleets.  Mr. Smith previously held the position of CFO of Concept Shopping, a company that uses proprietary technology to create and distribute highly targeted consumer promotions for large retailers and packaged goods manufacturers.  He has served as a board member of several private and public companies.  Mr. Smith holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University.

Mr. Hinkel has over 15 years of experience in strategic and operational information management and has held executive positions in a number of diverse industry segments including travel and transportation, engineering, manufacturing, management consulting and telecommunications.  Most recently, Mr. Hinkel co-founded and served as President of Customer Evolutions, Inc.  Mr. Hinkel also served as the Vice President of Customer Management Solutions of Tanning Technology Corporation.  In this role, Mr. Hinkel led a customer management initiative for a major international airline that resulted in a significant increase in revenue and cost-savings.  Mr. Hinkel holds an MBA from American University with concentrations in business administration and the management of global information technology and a BS in mechanical engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

“Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Hinkel bring unique skills to TravelCLICK, enabling us to expand the scope of our e-commerce strategies and solutions,” said Mr. Post.  

About TravelCLICK 
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions that help hotels maximize profits from electronic distribution channels. The company’s iHotelier central reservation system and website marketing programs enable hotels to better execute strategies that increase business into their own websites.  TravelCLICK's competitive intelligence provides hotels with price and booking performance information. TravelCLICK’s exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels to target promotional messages to travel agents and consumers when they are booking travel. 

Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK has over 8,000 customers in more than 140 countries around the world.

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Contact:

TravelCLICK
Jaclyn Valrose
847.585.5264
jvalrose@travelclick.net
 

Also See: BTG-Jianguo Hotels and Resorts Selects TravelCLICK’s iHotelier Central Reservation System / August 2005
Wynn Las Vegas, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Select TravelCLICK’s iHotelier CRS Platform / June 2005
TravelCLICK Names Robert Post as President and Chief Executive Officer / May 2005
Accor North America Hotels Selects TravelCLICK’s ChannelManager / April 2005
Major Hotel Chains Grow Internet Reservations Over 22% in 2004; Brand Websites Increase Volume of Reservations Over 31% / April 2005 
Major Hotel Chains Grew Internet Reservations by 24% 2004 YTD; TravelCLICK Reports eTRAK Results from 30 Leading Brands / January 2005
TravelCLICK Expands Commitment to iHotelier / August 2004

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