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A computerized system provides incentives for travel agents and similar persons to book particular travel-related reservations. The system achieves this by awarding cumulative credits to travel agents based upon bookings of travel-related reservations. The system receives a booking format which identifies a travel-related reservation. The system further receives a code which identifies a travel agent or other person who entered the travel-related reservation. Upon receiving the travel-related reservation, the system assigns cumulative credits to the travel agent identified by the code based upon the travel-related reservation. Travel agents can thus build up credits over time based upon their bookings of travel-related reservations and use those credits to receive a particular award or prize.

Title
System for awarding credits to persons who book travel-related reservations
Application Number
143453
Publication Number
5483444
Application Date
February 7, 1995
Publication Date
January 9, 1996
Inventor
Gregory A Malark
Maple Grove
MN, US
Steven J Medina
San Diego
CA, US
Barbara Monson
Oceanside
CA, US
Thomas W Storey
Minneapolis
MN, US
Scott B Heintzeman
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Radisson Hotels International
MN, US
IPC
G06F 15/21
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