GuestCentric Service Press Releases


April 20, 2009 2 min read



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Increased trust by online shoppers increases hotel online bookings by up to 14%

STAMFORD, CT – GuestCentric Systems, the premier Software-as-a-Service provider for the independent hotel industry, today announced the completion of McAfee Secure certification. As the first Software-as-a-Service vendor in the hotel industry achieving this certification, GuestCentric continues to lead the industry in its mission of delivering high-end tools at affordable prices to independent hotels.
According to the latest report by the Travel Industry Association, the travel industry is expected to have a 1.3% drop of overall travel in 2009 but there will be an increase of 10.5% in online travel bookings. In order to capitalize on this trend, independent hotels will need to provide an interactive and secure shopping environment on their websites.

Leveraging scanning technology, McAfee tests and certifies daily that GuestCentric’s service exhibits no vulnerabilities, dangerous content or links that could expose consumers’ computer and personal information to malicious use. The McAfee Secure certification adds confidence to online reservations because buyers know that their information is protected from spyware, spam, viruses, exploits, and phishing and will result in an increase of up to 14% in online bookings, according to studies conducted by McAfee.
“Being the first vendor displaying the McAfee Secure logo in our customers’ booking engines is proof of our commitment to deliver top-shelf solutions to independent hotels,” said Filipe Tappenbeck, Vice President at GuestCentric. “In 2009 hotels will be looking for cost savings and efficiencies. A 14% increase in online bookings will be welcome in a year where offline reservations are expected to decline.”

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security

About GuestCentric

Headquartered in Stamford, CT with offices in the UK and Portugal, GuestCentric Systems is a Software-as-a-Service provider that revolutionizes the way independent hotel operators compete for customers with larger players in the travel industry. Its online marketing and booking platform offers a simple and cost-effective way for hoteliers to create a professional web display of the hotel property, integrate direct booking and online marketing capabilities to increase online bookings, lower expenses and develop long-standing relationships with guests.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Karla Martinez
GuestCentric Systems
+1 (203) 989 0173

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