Inntopia keeps big year going with on-premises installation capabilities and upgraded conference
On the heels of going live with some of the largest clients in the company’s history, Inntopia announced this week a handful of new features including on-premises installs for hospitality companies that are looking to improve their booking and CRS capabilities but want to keep those solutions in-house.
“On-premises installations are limited to clients that have the technology and team to maintain the system in-house. And traditionally, that has been rare,” said Inntopia CEO Trevor Crist. “But in recent months we’ve seen this level of in-house skill and sophistication becoming much more common, so we’ve laid the groundwork to make this an option for everyone.”
All of Inntopia Commerce’s existing capabilities are now available as on-premises installations. This includes their omni-product central reservation system (CRS), which enables traditional central reservation system functionality, along with the ability to add activities, transportation, and tickets to the same itinerary. And Inntopia’s call-center application can be installed on-premises as well.
An on-premises installation of Inntopia Commerce does not diminish the platform’s extensive connectivity to the cloud and other software systems. Clients who choose to maintain their own installation will still be able to take advantage of this connectivity, as well as Inntopia’s powerful distribution channels and partnerships.
Inntopia has also moved INSIGHT, the company’s annual conference to the Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colorado where attendance is expected to eclipse 300. The move comes in tandem with a pivot to a more hands-on format that seeks to provide a top-quality conference experience for current Inntopia users, as well as non-users who are looking for trends and best practices. As such, many user sessions are open to all attendees looking to learn more about the company’s services.
“Our conference sells out every year, but last year we had to close the doors earlier than we typically do and we realized it was time to expand and choose a new location to could accommodate the growing demand for this style of content,” said event organizer Pascale Savard. “Vail is a world-class destination, and while our conference agenda is the best we’ve ever put together, we also have planned the conference in a way that gives attendees a chance to enjoy and explore this truly remarkable corner of the world.”
Inntopia, part of the Northstar Travel Group, has gone from niche brand to mainstream player over the last few years as they’ve recorded record growth and acquired hospitality CRM platform Ryan Solutions, and powerful business intelligence startup DestiMetrics. The company now has five offices across the country to better serve their diverse list of clients.
Inntopia connects the software systems that manage lodging, skiing, golf, and other functions into one-stop shopping, automated marketing, and powerful business intelligence. Built to solve the complex challenges of destination resorts, Inntopia’s software and expert consulting have become the gold standard for destination hotels and resorts, DMOs, resellers, and other players in the travel industry.
Headquartered in Stowe, Vermont, Inntopia sells three core products—Commerce (one shopping cart to sell lodging, activities, and transportation at the same time), Marketing Cloud (the CRM for travel), and Business Intelligence (powerful, predictive benchmarks for destinations and properties).
About INSIGHT Conference
The INSIGHT Conference brings together Inntopia clients and services providers from all parts of their organizations to review Inntopia’s Commerce, Marketing, and Business Intelligence roadmaps, get introduced to new products and features, and take a deeper look at how to take advantage of emerging technologies that drive travel trends. For more information, visit: http://corp.inntopia.com/insight/