Hospitality International, Inc. Announces New Initiatives For Its Five Franchise Brands

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Tim D. Blalock, the CEO and president of Hospitality International, announced new initiatives for its five franchised brands (Red Carpet Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Hosts Inns, Passport Inn and Downtowner Inns) during its 2006 Franchise Convention, held recently in Atlantic City, NJ.

he biggest news was Hospitality International’s commitment to the travel industry by announcing its plans to provide a centralized travel agent commission payment program, to be effective some time in 2007. Hospitality International’s Board of Directors, who met in Atlantic City just prior to the start of the Convention, gave a unanimous decision for this initiative. Board members included Bimal Avichal, Mahesh Desai, Amy Foy, Chris Guimbellot, Hanif Khimani, R. C. Patel, Kiran Shah and Andrew Shuler.

“This initiative alone will assist in our ability to compete more aggressively in the market place, especially via travel-related Internet Web sites,” stated Louise Crespin, director of marketing. “By providing a centralized travel agent commission payment program, we are telling travel agents, whether they have a brick and mortar office, or simply are affiliated with a larger travel agency website, that we want their business.

Another initiative will ensure all of Hospitality’s Franchises were connected via hi-speed Internet for all of its reservation related activities.

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