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Lanyon Issued U.S. Patent for Hotel Rate Audit and Hotel Rate Availability Processes

Dallas, Texas (8th April 2012) – Lanyon, the leading provider of lead and content management solutions to the global hospitality market, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,145,539, entitled “Method, Medium and System for Auditing Rates Using Different Rate Requests in a Database” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  This patent provides Lanyon with exclusive rights to the Hotel Rate Audit and Hotel Rate Availability solutions which are part of Lanyon’s Total Hospitality suite.

 “Lanyon is pleased to receive the recognition and protection afforded by this patent,” said Todd E. Tyler, President and CEO of Lanyon. "We strive to listen to the needs of our customers and to invent new solutions to address challenges facing the industry.  Our Hotel Rate Audit and Hotel Rate Availability solutions have been widely adopted by buyers and hoteliers.  Corporate buyers want to be sure that the hotel rates they have spent time and energy negotiating are timely and accurately loaded and are available for sale per the terms of their agreements with the hoteliers.  Hoteliers want to be proactive in identifying and resolving rate loading issues to avoid revenue leakage and to instill further corporate buyer confidence in their brand that their rates are loaded accurately and available to sell.”

Lanyon intends to continue its strategy of market differentiation by investing in market leading solutions that enable improved results for both buyers and hoteliers in the largest online hospitality marketplace.  Over the past 24 months, Lanyon has deployed unique capability in the areas of Engagement & Project Hotel Sourcing, integrated Meeting Sourcing and Meetings Management, browser based GDS Access and the release of the only multi-GDS, fully automated Hotel Rate Audit and Hotel Rate Availability solutions incorporating Lanyon’s newly-patented technology.

Lanyon will announce exciting product and partnership initiatives during its annual Converge Conference which is being held from 21st – 24th May 2012, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona.  Over 135 corporate buyers and hoteliers have already registered to attend.
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Established in 1984 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Lanyon is the leading hospitality solutions provider connecting corporations, hotels and travel intermediaries in the largest online global hospitality marketplace. Lanyon’s solutions are used by over 520 corporations and 320 hotel brands representing 93,000 properties.

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