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Winter 2017 Newsletter
Posted on January 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Newsletter



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Channel Managers
Posted on November 22, 2016

The ability to advertise your hotel on 100’s of different websites has been a game-changer in the hotel industry, but managing rates and inventory on each OTA site is simply too time-consuming and complex, leaving too much room for rate parity issues and other errors. Thankfully, we now have channel managers. Channel managers provide an […]



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Helping Guests Find Your Property Online
Posted on September 7, 2016

Most travel planning these days happen in front of a computer.  If the traveler doesn’t start at an online travel agency website (like Expedia or Booking.com),  they will certainly start at a search engine like Google, and you will want to make sure they find your website if they are looking for lodging in your area. […]



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EMV FAQ
Posted on August 8, 2016

Earlier this year we introduced our partnership with Fortis and Zeamster to bring you the new EMV Terminals. This announcement generated a lot of questions and we gathered a list of the most common questions and answers for you:   Question: What is EMV? Answer: EMV is an abbreviation for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, the three organizations […]



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Tokenization
Posted on June 30, 2016

If you have shopped online in the past five years, you likely have received a notification that your personal information, sometimes including credit card numbers, may have been compromised due to security breaches. Threats can come from many sources: contractors, current or former employees, cyberattacks, etc. Small businesses are highly targeted and impacted by security breaches1. The cost of […]



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Fraud Prevention with Innsoft’s EMV Solution
Posted on May 27, 2016

Credit card fraud is a costly problem both in the U.S. and around the globe. In 2013, the card fraud loss ratio in Europe, where EMV implementation was at 81%, was 0.038%(1), while the rate in the U.S. was almost triple that at 0.104%(2). To help combat the rising cost of credit card fraud, the […]



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Online Revenue Generators
Posted on April 22, 2016

Now that spring has arrived, and summertime is just around the corner, we’d like to talk about one of the best forms of revenue generators for a hotelier. The main goal of hoteliers is to drive revenue through filled rooms, however many hoteliers rely on repeat business or word of mouth to ensure rooms are […]



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Happy National Employee Appreciation Day!
Posted on March 4, 2016

ap·pre·ci·a·tion əˌprēSHēˈāSH(ə)n/  noun the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.   Taking a moment to recognize a job well-done, or the effort someone took to go the extra mile, can be a day-brightener. The simple act of saying “Thank you” can make the day of the person receiving the gratitude. […]



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Drive Down Commission Fees and Drive Up Revenue with Direct Inn
Posted on February 16, 2016

Travelers today are Internet savvy. According to a recent study*, 57% of all travel bookings are made through the Internet each year, and of those, 65% are made directly on the dstination website and not through a 3rd party. That means over half of Internet bookings are made directly through the property website! To access […]



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Optimize Productivity With Check-Inn’s Network Upgrade
Posted on January 19, 2016

We designed Check-Inn to live on your computer’s hard drive, not on the cloud. We did this for many reasons, including ownership of your guest information and financial data, as well as reliability of access to the program. But what happens if you want Check-Inn to communicate with an external source such as an online travel agency […]



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