Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Installs Flyte Systems Flight Information for Greater Guest Service

Award Winning Airport Property Provides Real-Time Flight Information and Boarding Pass Printing for More Confident Travel

Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced it completed implementation of its FlyteBoard real-time airline flight information display and FlytePass airline boarding pass printing service at the 235-room Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside hotel.  

Travelers expect real-time airport flight information at their hotel
“Travelers today expect real-time airport flight information at their hotel and Flyte Systems uses the latest technology to keep our guests informed about their flights,” said Jodie Langhammer, CMP, national sales manager for the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside.  “Customer service is the highest priority at our hotel and providing Flyte Systems’ airport information is an excellent way to give our guests the highest level of service.”

A majority of the Holiday Inn Bayside’s guests travel through San Diego International Airport. “We specialize in hosting military reunions, and most of the attendees are senior citizens,” said Langhammer. “We feel it is very important to keep their travel days as stress free as possible.  By providing FlyteBoard and FlytePass service, we make it easier for all our guests to travel.”  In June, 2010, the property was selected as “One of the Top 10 Great Places to hold a Reunion” by USA Today.

Langhammer noted that fog can be a major factor in flying in and out of San Diego.  “Having the FlyteBoard with Doppler radar display assists guests with travel planning,” she said.  In 2009 the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside qualified and became part of the Holiday Inn brand relaunch to be more contemporary and competitive in the market.  The hotel’s implementation of Flyte Systems flight information and boarding pass printing is part of the property’s total upgrade program.

Real-time Flight Information
What sets Flyte Systems apart from PC-based applications is the ability to post accurate, real-time airline flight arrival and departure information, not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that do not list delays caused by air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, crew availability and weather.

Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public:  FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel and FlyteTouch.

  • FlyteBoard is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  • FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing and can be provided stand alone or neatly packaged in an optional all wood kiosk or integrated metal kiosk, to match your décor.
  • FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  • FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.

Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers.  For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at www.flytesystems.com.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center and digital signage industries and related businesses.  It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes.  Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day.   Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses.  Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines.  In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport.  Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers and transportation centers.

Contact:

Flyte Systems
Debbie Kalish, Account Executive
3515 Martens Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (877) 463-5983
Email: Debbie.Kalish [at] flytesystems.com
www.flytesystems.com

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Jodie Langhammer, CMP, National Sales Manager
4875 No. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 800-650-6660
Email:   jodie [at] holinnbayside.com
www.holinnbayside.com

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
julie [at] softscribeinc.com
(404)256-5512
http://www.softscribeinc.com

Source: Flyte Systems