Amadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the global travel industry, has signed a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with Booking.com to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Platform for the first time.
As a result of this partnership, travel sellers will directly benefit from an increase of 30 per cent in the accommodation options made available by Amadeus. They will be able to access the new content in the coming months through multiple points of sale including Amadeus Selling Platform Connect and, for corporate bookers, through Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense.
Booking.com’s extensive range of accommodation options will be shown alongside other travel content to make it easier for travel sellers to book a traveller’s whole journey. The additional content enables them to meet that traveller’s desire to have a wealth of choice, access to multiple price points as well as the convenience of having a single itinerary that covers the journey from start to finish.
Ripsy Bandourian, vice president of Partnerships at Booking.com, said: “We’re constantly on the lookout for strategic collaborations that can enable us to reach even more people around the globe, empowering them to easily discover and book their ideal travel experiences via Booking.com. We’re delighted to be working with a partner like Amadeus that truly shares our passion for technology and innovation. Together we are looking forward to seamlessly connecting even more travellers with the stays and trip experiences that are just right for them.”
Jorge Elliott, executive vice president of Travel Content Sourcing, Travel Channels, Amadeus, said: “We’re confident that the partnership between Amadeus and Booking.com will bring a number of benefits to our travel seller community. Amadeus’ technology combined with Booking.com’s content means that travel sellers can search, book and integrate Booking.com’s content seamlessly, ensuring the booking process is simple, and trips can easily be customised for travellers. This is all part of our mission to build a Live Travel Space to create better journeys.”
Peter Waters, executive vice president, Hotels, Mobility & Insurance, Amadeus, said: “Hospitality is a top priority for Amadeus and we are actively investing to further enrich our portfolio in terms of both IT and content. We are proud to move our business forward with a hospitality provider that is known for its success on a global stage.” - TradeArabia News Service