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Hotel Information Systems and Active Golf Solutions Provide
Integrated Management Solution for Resort Hotels
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LAKE FOREST, CALIF. – SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – (June 13, 2006) - Hotel Information Systems has partnered with Active Golf Solutions, part of The Active Network, Inc., to provide resort hotels a robust and easy-to-use integrated golf and activity software solution for automating the daily administration needs of the golf resort environment. The new solution will leverage fundamental software functionality and features from both companies’ leading software products, enabling hotel resort operators to seamlessly automate golf management and hotel property management using one integrated solution.

“Resorts will have the benefits of one integrated solution to manage everything from guest and golfer data, activities scheduling, tee time reservations, point-of-sale transactions, account receivables, guest billing, room reservations and availability, rate management, and more,” said Alex Barnetson, senior vice president, The Active Network, Inc. “Both companies bring a solid history delivering technology automation solutions for the hospitality and community service industry. Working together, we’re developing a function and feature-rich solution that will enable resort operators to automate every aspect of their administration while enhancing service for their guests.”

Through its epitome Property Management System, Hotel Information Systems has provided thousands of properties complete solutions for the management of guests, reservations, rates, availability and affinity programs for single and multi-property hospitality enterprises. W. Brian Kretzmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Information Systems, commented, “Many of our clients are resort hotels with luxurious private and semi-private golf courses for which they need a robust solution. Active Golf Solutions is a leading provider of golf course management software, online tee time reservations, activities scheduling and marketing services and offers a complimentary fit with our epitome.NET Internet-native Property Management System. This partnership, along with strong integration, will allow us to provide our resort clients with a complete desktop and Internet solution.” 

With Active Golf Solution’s golf and activity capabilities embedded into the epitome system, hotel reservationists using the epitome Property Management System will be able to book golf and other activities while handling administrative needs such as making a room or package reservation. Scheduled activity – tee times and resort activities – could be added to a guest’s itinerary and e-mailed directly to the guest. The new integrated software could also be used to notify reservationists of room cancellations associated with scheduled activities so scheduling adjustments can be made.

For more information on the new integrated solution, visit www.hotelinfosys.com or call (800) 497-0532 for a Client Solutions representative.

About Active Golf Solutions

Active Golf Solutions, part of The Active Network, Inc., is a leading provider of golf course management software solutions, online tee time reservations and marketing services to municipal, daily fee, semi-private, private, resort and military golf courses and multi-property golf facilities. The company offers golf course operators comprehensive management software to manage every aspect of administration, marketing and online event management services, and a range of resources for golfers. To help golf operators promote their courses and facilities, Active Golf Solutions also markets local tee times online and offers marketing services that include customized Web sites, search engine optimization, database marketing, loyalty programs, event promotion and advertising. Its online event management services offer tools for event directors to efficiently set-up, administer, communicate and promote any size golf event or tournament. Through its national consumer portal, www.ActiveGolf.com, golfers can access one of the largest and most comprehensive Web resources for local golf information and services. For more information, visit www.ActiveGolfSolutions.com

About Hotel Information Systems

Hotel Information Systems delivers solutions developed using the only tools available today for flexible enterprise computing, Java and .NET. The corporate consolidation and on-property management solutions enable hoteliers to focus on relationships, support sales and marketing goals, and implement decisions in a rapid change environment. The Company’s highly skilled, customer-focused staff provide expert assistance to clients when integrating their business processes with their partners, suppliers and customers, leveraging existing IT investments and implementing a solid technology foundation to add functionality at their own pace. With years of hospitality experience, open standards development methodology, scalable architecture, and best business practices, Hotel Information Systems provides clients with solutions for sustainable competitive advantage. For a complete demonstration or additional information about Hotel Information Systems’ core and epitome Solutions, please contact a Hotel Information Systems Client Solutions Representative at 1.800.497.0532 or visit the Hotel Information Systems Web site at www.hotelinfosys.com.

 

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Contact:

Christina Lanier
Public Relations Director
Hotel Information Systems
Telephone 813.949.4153
christina.lanier@hotelinfosys.com

Shelly Burnside
Public Relations Director
The Active Network, Inc.
Telephone: 1-858-964-3813
shelly@active.com

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