Founded in 1993, Holiday Systems International is a leading wholesale travel provider and developer of award-winning, travel-related rewards programs and technology, producing some of the most sophisticated software and user interfaces in the travel industry. As the company approaches the completion of three decades of innovation in the industry, its dedication to delivering best-in-class products while serving as an employer of choice has never been stronger or more apparent.
Leveraging its strategic relationships with properties and developers, HSI and its nearly 50 employees have positioned the company as a leader in travel services, providing more than 500,000 members with exceptional travel opportunities and experiences across multiple brands. With a significant focus on providing white-labeled travel platforms, many catering specifically to the timeshare industry, HSI has expanded its presence to provide travel services in collaboration with more than 2,500 affiliates and partners, and has paid more than $70 million in maintenance fees to the timeshare industry.
Without question, the past year has proven challenging for the entire travel industry. In a strategic move to more than simply survive the pandemic, Holiday Systems International was acquired by Vacation Innovations in July of 2020. The Company’s acquisition of HSI has continued the brand’s forward momentum, further expanding HSI’s capabilities and reach, expanding its already impressive suite of established travel products while bolstering the organization’s resources and strategic position in the industry.
For any company, an acquisition can mean many things, but Vacation Innovations quickly moved to reassure the HSI team that it was dedicated to supporting and growing the workforce in Las Vegas, moving to maintain the company’s offices and further investing in attracting top talent. Following the acquisition, Vacation Innovations increased the HSI workforce by nearly 20 percent and is continuing to hire for new roles.
The company also recognizes the importance of providing best-in-class benefits to its employees. In addition to offering its team members competitively priced medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as 401k with company match, HSI also offers 2 full weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave for new parents.
HSI’s wide range of products and services, in conjunction with Vacation Innovations’ developer relationships, will help serve the combined companies’ clients more effectively by offering lead generation and customizable technology solutions, while also driving additional tours. Combining HSI’s one-click checkout with the significant traffic—nearly 5 million visits annually—generated across Vacation Innovations’ strategic web presence has led to the development of new product offerings while breathing new life into existing brands.
HSI’s history of innovation in the travel and vacation ownership industries has continued over the course of the past year, with key product enhancements and new brand announcements already demonstrating the success of the new venture. Earlier this year, after months of refinement and significant investment into the platform, the company announced the rollout of refreshed branding and key product enhancements focused on improving the user experience for its flagship travel membership platform, Advantage Program.
Advantage Program provides private-client travel discounts at below-OTA rates for hundreds of thousands of member travelers and multiple major global corporate partners. To better serve users’ needs, HSI redesigned how members search for and book travel using the Advantage Program platform, introducing a reimagined, intuitive member portal with a modern look and feel, and a new mobile-friendly interface that makes it possible to search and book vacations on any device.
Holiday Systems International also announced the official launch of My Travel Rewards Club™, the company’s first luxury, concierge travel membership program. Catering to high-end travelers and timeshare owners seeking greater flexibility, My Travel Rewards Club provides unprecedented access to luxury resort vacations around the world at exclusive, members-only pricing, without any hidden fees or monthly subscriptions.
HSI and its employees have a history of fierce dedication to supporting the underserved, championing causes from animal rights to homelessness. In support of Vacation Innovations’ charity of choice, Holiday Systems International is now proudly bringing Miles To Go Charities, a nonprofit focused on providing essential supplies to homeless residents, to Las Vegas. Started by Vacation Innovations CEO Chad Newbold’s 9-year-old son, Miles To Go has provided more than 3,000 bags of essential supplies to homeless individuals in Orlando since 2018.