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InnPoints Worldwide Appoints Tia S. Hobgood
as Director of Client Services


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — OCTOBER 12— InnPoints Worldwide, a leading provider of reservation solutions for hotels worldwide, has named Tia S. Hobgood as Director of Client Services. Hobgood is charged with leading the Revenue and Relationship Enhancement Department (RRED), also known as Client Services, which services InnPoints’ 1,800-plus hotel clients.

As the InnPoints Worldwide portfolio of hotels continues to grow and its suite of services expands, Hobgood will be working closely with the team to ensure the RRED department maintains their excellent levels of customer service. She will be implementing new strategies to increase revenues further for member hotels through in-depth revenue management training, best practices in online marketing and full utilization of InnPoints’ state-of-the-art technologies.   

“As a major GDS and reservations technology provider, InnPoints Worldwide is continuously enhancing its GDS/CRS technology while growing its loyal customer base,” said Alison Cowan, Vice President of Sales. “The timely addition of Tia Hobgood will bring great benefits to the Client Services department and to InnPoints Worldwide customers as a whole.”     

Hobgood most recently held the position of Director of Revenue Management for Heritage Hotels and Resorts, a New Mexico based collection of seven properties. To InnPoints Worldwide, Hobgood brings her much sought after revenue management expertise, including over fifteen years experience in all aspects of hotel electronic distribution and online marketing.

"The combination of InnPoints’ strategic technology solutions and its seasoned team of hands-on portfolio managers has created one of the very best GDS/CRS solutions available today,” said Hobgood. “It is great to see all the properties that have been clients for so many years. The InnPoints family just keeps getting better and better, and I’m looking forward to enhancing our suite of services and our clients’ experience even further."    

About InnPoints Worldwide
InnPoints Worldwide is a diversified reservation marketing organization and proven leader in electronic distribution and channel marketing.  From its World Headquarters in Albuquerque and offices in Dallas, Chicago, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Calgary, Sweden, Italy, and Greece, InnPoints Worldwide provides GDS/IDS reservation technology, a web-based property management system, the VIBE internet booking engine, private label voice services, revenue management and strategic marketing programs for over 1800 hotels worldwide. www.innpointsworldwide.com

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Contact:

 Phoenix F. Smith
Director of Marketing
phoenix.smith@innpoints.com
Tel: 505.768.6169
 

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Also See: The First Day of Fall Calls for a Look Back at Summer: InnPoints Worldwide Reviews its Summer 2010 Growth / September 2010
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InnPoints Worldwide Hotels See 15.4% Increase Year Over Year Despite Recessione / December 2009
Meet VIBE: The Versatile Internet Booking Engine InnPoints Worldwide's New Booking Engine Provides Limitless Customization through JSON Interface / October 2009
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InnPoints Worldwide and EZYield.com Complete Interface; Seamless interface enhances hotel channel management capabilities / June 2009
InnPoints Worldwide Wraps Up First Annual Conference with 655 Hotels Represented / January 2009
InnPoints to Demo New Reservation Technology at IH/M&RS Booth 3180: Web-Based Property Management System and Central Reservation System on Display / November 2008
Web-Based Property Management System MyHMS Named Preferred PMS for America's Best Franchising, Inc.: Including America's Best Inns & Suites and Country Hearth Inns & Suites / July 2008
All InnPoints Properties Upgrade to MyCRS Central Reservation System / May 2008
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