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Kristin Intress, President/CEO of TravLynx, Named as Finalist in 9th Annual
Stevie® Awards for Women in Business


HENDERSONVILLE, TN (November, 2012) – Kristin Intress, President and CEO of the established hospitality/hotel reservation service and technology company, TravLynx, was named a finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products – 11 to 2,500 Employee category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor female executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

In addition to being at the helm of one of the leading hospitality and hotel reservation service organizations, Intress truly shined over the last year with the launch of TravLynx and her success creating a solid reputation for the newly expanded company.

“It is an honor to have been recognized for my achievements over the past year by the panel of Stevie Awards judges,” said Intress.  “I am in wonderful company with my fellow finalists and truly admire each of them for their success.”

Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word “crowned,” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, Nov. 9.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend.
 
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

“We’re very excited about this year’s finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had.  We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About TravLynx

Celebrating 20 years of service, TravLynx is a technology leader in Central Reservation Services, delivering the most comprehensive reservations and revenue management solutions with award-winning customer service in the hospitality and travel industry. With its state-of-the-art booking technologies, TravLynx powers over 5,000 independent hotels, chain properties, resorts, and destinations worldwide. TravLynx offers a family of industry proven brands - InnLink is designed for mid-tier limited service properties; supports upscale, full-service hotels, boutique and resort properties; and InnViteVisitUs is the reservation and booking platform for Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs).
 
To learn more about the TravLynx technology, services, and brands, visit www.TravLynx.com or contact Andrea Scruggs at 866-700-3201 or Andrea.Scruggs@travlynx.com.
 
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


Contact:

MEDIA CONTACT:
KTCpr
Leigh-Mary Hoffmann / LM.Hoffmann@KTCpr.com
Nicole Hellmers / N.Hellmers@KTCpr.com
Telephone: (516) 594-4100


COMPANY CONTACT:
TravLynx, LLC
Andrea Scruggs
Andrea.Scruggs@travlynx.com
Telephone: 866-700-3201



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