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TravelCLICK Names David Marshall Chief Architect
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Industry Veteran to Advance TravelCLICK’s
Hotel Revenue Delivery Platform
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CHICAGO (March 27, 2006) – TravelCLICK Inc., the leading provider of hotel business process management (BPM) solutions, announced today the appointment of David Marshall to direct the evolution of TravelCLICK’s integrated hotel distribution solutions.  As Chief Architect, Marshall will advance TravelCLICK’s integrated solutions to a platform offering seamless interoperability for revenue delivery applications. 

Marshall has more than 20 years of experience in driving major technology initiatives for the hospitality industry.  He has worked in nearly all aspects of hotel technology applications, including central reservations systems, property management systems, ASP-based systems, and other enterprise applications.  Before joining TravelCLICK, Marshall co-founded and served as President of VM Systems, a software consulting firm providing architecture, design, development, and mentoring services to hotel groups and hospitality software vendors.  He has held key technical roles with such industry leaders as MICROS, Fidelio, and Inter-Continental Hotels Group.  He has also been active in standards organizations such as Open Travel Alliance (OTA), The Hotel Industry Switch Co. (THISCO) and Hospitality Industry Technology Integration Standards (HITIS).

“TravelCLICK has long supported the improvement of the hotel industry’s distribution systems through revenue best practices, processes, and interoperability between competitive data and delivery systems,” said Robert Post, President and CEO of TravelCLICK.  “David has the talent to take our solution architecture to the next level of interoperability, delivering compelling business solutions that drive increased revenue growth and earnings for our hotel customers.”

TravelCLICK recently ported its iHotelier Central Reservation System to a robust Sun/Oracle backend and upgraded its operations to include a fully redundant server environment including an integrated off site disaster recovery facility.  Marshall will leverage this technological momentum to deliver the next phase of its integrated solution strategy, which includes hotel central reservations, market intelligence, travel agent media, and Internet marketing applications.

“TravelCLICK’s migration of its iHotelier CRS to a robust Oracle environment to consolidate core services on a common platform as well as its investment in business continuity systems represent a strong commitment to this new perspective on revenue delivery,” said David Marshall.  “This platform with integrated data across all applications will create ubiquitous access to information that can drive strategy, speed decision making, and increase profitability for TravelCLICK’s hotel customers.” 

About TravelCLICK 
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of hotel business process management (BPM) solutions that drive long-term profitability.  TravelCLICK helps hotels maximize asset ROI by combining innovative market analysis and proven industry best practices with advanced technology to develop and implement high-return strategies.  The company offers a full set of solutions including reservations and distribution management, market intelligence-based decision support, and marketing services.  Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK has over 12,000 customers in more than 140 countries around the world.

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Contact:

TravelCLICK
Katrina Pruitt-Andrews
410.257.9154
kpandrews@kpa-pr.com
 

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Travelocity and TravelCLICK Collaborate to Provide Data for Rate Shopping Tool / February 2006
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Best Western International Partners With TravelCLICK; Hotel Chain Endorses TravelCLICK’s Hotel Solutions including Competitive Intelligence, Travel Agent Media and Preferred Placement Products / February 2006
TravelCLICK Launches International Call Center Supporting iHotelier CRS Customers Worldwide / January 2006
Ireland’s Carton House Selects TravelCLICK for Central Reservation System Solution / January 2006
TravelCLICK’s iHotelier Selected by The Island Hotel Newport Beach for Central Reservation System Solution / December 2005
TravelCLICK Distribution Management Solution Supports Multiple Pricing Layers Across Major Distribution Models / December 2005
Sabre Travel Network and TravelCLICK Launch Enhancement to Hotel Spotlight; New Precision Path Analytical Tool Now Available / November 2005
TravelCLICK Acquires Vantis International Corporation; Vantis Customers Gain a Full Range of Revenue-Building Reservations and Decision-Support Solutions / October 2005
TravelCLICK, Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan Join Efforts to Help Hurricane and Earthquake Victims / October 2005
TravelCLICK Announces Call For Entries for The 2005 E-Marketer of the Year Awards / September 2005
TravelCLICK Names New CFO and CIO / September 2005
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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