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Supplier News 4 December 2020

Whistle Messaging Achieves AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Status

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Whistle Messaging, Inc. (Whistle) - a leading Guest Messaging Platform - has announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes that Whistle has demonstrated deep experience helping customers transform their business from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to guest-facing customer experiences. The launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency comes at a crucial time for the industry as it looks to innovate to address changing demands in the face of COVID-19.

AWS's global travel and hospitality practice helps companies of every size and segment - including airlines, airports, ground transportation, travel services and sellers, restaurants, lodging, entertainment venues and casinos, cruise lines, and technology providers - to stay agile and accelerate innovation. Now more than ever, AWS wants to help customers succeed by connecting them to partners with deep AWS experience, and a proven track record for helping travel and hospitality companies build resilience for the long run.

AWS launched the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency to help customers find highly specialized AWS Partners and takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency.

Achieving the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency differentiates Whistle as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in one or more of the following categories: Data 360, Digital Customer Engagement, Smart Assets, Core Travel and Hospitality Applications, and Consulting Services providing strategic guidance and deployment services.

"Whistle is proud to be one of the first AWS Partners to achieve AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency status. Our platform is active in over 1,000 hotels in 50 states and 15 countries. It is our mission to help hotels quickly adopt a contactless messaging solution and provide a huge competitive advantage," said Christopher Hovanessian, CEO and Co-Founder at Whistle.

"At a time when the travel and hospitality industry is facing unprecedented disruption, AWS and Whistle are proud to help companies become more resilient, innovate faster, and help shape the future of the industry that touches everyone's lives," said David Peller, Managing Director, Travel & Hospitality, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "The AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency showcases AWS Partners like Whistle, whose solutions will help companies improve the way we fly, stay, eat, and experience our world."

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

"Whistle is an invaluable tool for hospitality, especially after COVID-19, having created a completely contactless experience for hotel guests. Guests love the system, and are engaged from the first point of contact through check-out," said a Whistle customer at a U.S. based hotel.

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About Whistle Messaging, Inc.

Whistle is a hotel and guest engagement platform that is 100% cloud-based. It helps tens of thousands of hoteliers and millions of guests by streamlining communications and hotel operations. Messaging has quickly become the preferred channel of communication for customer service in hospitality and is a crucial part of travel during the pandemic. For more information, visit www.trywhistle.com.

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