Author: amandalynnesmith

Miss Smith is the business developer for Global Software Applications and Here2There Software. Here2There is interactive digital wayfinding for universities, malls, hospitals, stadiums, and other large venues. www.here2theresoftware.com Smith also specializes in the following apps: - Print My Boarding Pass / Boarding pass printing - Flight Time TV / Airport and Flight Status for screen display - Business Center and kiosk software for charging for usage and charging for printing. www.flighttimetv.com www.surferquest.com

Global Software Applications, LLC featuring SurferQuest™, Announces Qualified Vendor Agreement with Choice Hotels.

SurferQuest™ to provide standout guest engagement services and affordable business center solutions for Choice Hotels International, Inc. at all domestic properties

(Dateline: 02-16-2018) Global Software Applications, LLC. / SurferQuest™ of Centre County, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce being selected by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) to participate in the hotel company’s Qualified Vendor Program.  SurferQuest™ provides customizable, user-friendly business center applications.

SurferQuest™ and its suite of secure business center applications, which include boarding pass printing and flight information, is dedicated to supporting travelers during their hotel stays.  The solution is offered through a variety of platforms that include all-in-one Windows and Mac operating systems.  Guests will also have access to the SurferQuest™ Social Center™ platform, the newest offering in the growing suite of SQ Hospitality products.  Accessed through a communal iPad or Windows-based tablet, the Social Center™ platform can be formatted to provide guests easy access to hotel rewards, social media, music, and internet browsing.  Both products include fully customized interfaces that offer the flexibility of adding property images, branding, and an attentive support staff available 24 hours a day.

“Our team is very excited and honored to be able to offer our products and services to Choice Hotels franchisees as a Qualified Vendor,” said Kathryn Koning, chief executive officer for SurferQuest™.  “We have been developing top of the line solutions for the hospitality industry for almost 20 years, ensuring all of the software we develop works seamlessly and hassle free while focusing on a positive ROI for our clients and a positive overall guest experience. We are proud of our products and the excellent client support we provide.”

“We are pleased to work with SurferQuest™ as a Qualified Vendor (QV). Our QV program identifies best in class hospitality offerings. This takes out the guess work for our hotel franchisees and enables them to focus on delivering exceptional guest experiences,” said Rick Summa, vice president of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels. “Business center services are a great convenience for today’s traveler. Working with SurferQuest™ helps franchisees make sure they can reliably provide that for their guests.”

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies. With over 6,800 hotels franchised in more than 44 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe.  As of September 30, 2017, over 800 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® Hotels, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, WoodSpring Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests’ needs. With more than 35 million members, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances guest travel, with benefits ranging, with benefits ranging from every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at http://www.choicehotels.com for more information.

About Global Software Applications, LLC.

Since 2001, SurferQuest™ has been proud to set the industry standard in business center solutions and hotel and guest technology.  SurferQuest™ is committed to meeting the needs of every hotel it serves with specially designed custom solutions.  Every app within the SQ Hospitality product portfolio is continually upgraded and tailored to meet the needs of each individual property.  Dedicated to hotel and guest satisfaction, SQ Hospitality’s team of educated experts are always on standby to provide technical support and consultation.  SurerQuest™ is maintained and developed by Global Software Applications, LLC.  Please visit www.globalsoftwareapplications.com and www.surferquest.com to learn more about Global Software Applications and SurferQuest™.

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The travel concierge: Small footprint boarding pass printing station for your hotel’s front desk

Imagine a busy day of check ins, and you have guests lining up to request help printing their boarding passes before checking out. You want to be able to assist all of your guests in an efficient manner but searching for an airline, collecting your guests flight information, entering it into online forms and printing can account for a lot of missed time at the end of the week.

Boarding pass printing is an often overlooked, but necessary service to offer for your traveling guests. Not only does this solve the need for guests to ask front desk for printing services, but it also provides a convenient self service tool!

SurferQuest offers an aesthetic, completely stand alone solution to your boarding pass needs. Available on Windows and Ipad tablets, Print My Boarding Pass provides your guests with an app that accesses a database of airlines for quick printing on a sleek interface.

The tablets are small foot print and include locking floor or desk mount stands that offer complete convenience and take up very little space!

Enjoy the perks of freeing up your front desk staff and providing a modern alternative to a kiosk. Let SurferQuest help you with a consultation today!

http://www.surferquest.com

 

 

 

SurferQuest Cyber Monday Savings!

The team at SurferQuest would love to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels this holiday season.

In appreciation for all of our loyal clients and friends we have not had the pleasure to serve yet, we are extending steep Cyber Monday deals on all of our software products.

Every hotel and public space deserves access to business center solutions and social centers that wont put stress on budgets. With SurferQuest’s suite of applications you can offer secure, maintenance free computers for a small fraction of what the competition charges. Every software product we deploy is guaranteed to be customized to suit your brand and backed by our professional team of technical staff 24 hours a day.

Let us help you get an even more cost effective solution for Cyber Monday!

Mention this article on Cyber Monday and receive 40% off all software purchases.

Thanks again to all of our loyal readers and clients. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Brand Loyalty: How the SurferQuest team works with you to create a business center that reflects your vision & brand standards

When choosing amenities that will maximize benefits to both guest and hotel budget, we know how important it is to examine a solution that will strengthen and reinforce brand image while ensuring consumer satisfaction. 
 
Staying faithful to your brand vision creates a memorable space for guests and a guideline for what works for the hotel marketing. Not only are pricing and functionality key points to consider, but also choosing vendors that hold commitment to branding and sharing your vision. 
 
Business centers and social spaces have long played an important role in guest amenities and creating a welcoming environment. Choosing a provider that understands the value of integrating into your brand is paramount to getting the most out of your investment. SurferQuest’s team of trained business center developers know how to assist with this vision. 
 
How does SurferQuest help you to implement a branded business center? What options are available? 
 
After carefully reviewing the guidelines of your branding, SQ assists in building an interface and hardware package that specifically reflects your hotel.
 
Custom built interfaces include your logos, images, specific app set to be made available to guests, and even the placement of buttons.
 
SurferQuest provides a wide variety of hardware options, including MAC and Windows computers and tablets to suit the needs of any business center or social space.
 
Applications such as boarding pass printing, live local events, desktop access and custom widgets make it easy to build a business center to meet the unique needs of your guests. 
 
‘Best in Class ‘ 24 / 7 live in house, attentive hotel and guest customer service is always available to help reflect in the importance of guest satisfaction. 
 
SurferQuest has been servicing the hospitality industry for 17 years and is backed by a team of highly trained developers and support staff. With our constantly growing and developing applications, you can expect to always stay current with technology and offer a service dedicated to your guests and your needs. 
 
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Global Software Applications certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

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Contact: Amanda Smith Amanda@surferquest.com

(814) 342-3120 or 1-888-733-4365

Global Software Applications LLC Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise Fast Growing Hospitality Software Supplier Meets National Certification Standards as a Woman-Owned Business

Global Software Applications LLC (DBA SurferQuest), a supplier in the hospitality industry of a suite of business center software products, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). “The WBENC is known for its world-class standard of certification of women-owned businesses across the United States.” said Kathryn Koning, President of Global Software Applications. “We are very proud to be certified.  “Managed by the Women’s Business Council, completion of the application and review process has been rigorous and quite detailed.” she said. Global Software Applications’ (DBA SurferQuest) WBE certification benefits our clients by helping them achieve their diversity initiatives and gives the marketplace a professional services partner with a certification that is nationally accepted by hundreds of major corporations and a select group of government entities. WBENC’s national standard of certification is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

About Global Software Applications LLC (DBA SurferQuest) Global Software Applications LLC specializes in delivering secure, dependable software solutions to the hospitality industry. Operating since 2000, we have been providing business center solutions and take pride in being one of the pioneers of the industry. “Global Software Applications focuses on high tech solutions with old fashioned ethics to advance fair pricing, 5 star service and 24/7 live support to all of our customers. Treating each customer with the importance they deserve is part of what has kept our business growing and thriving.”, Kathryn stated. For more information, visit www.surferquest.com  or call (888) 733-4365.

About WBENC the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. For more information, visit http://www.wbenc.org.