Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tools & Technology


Amadeus boosts inventory, team
July 2019 984

Amadeus has signed a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with Booking.com to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Platform. Amadeus’ extensive travel seller network will make Booking.com’s content available to even more travellers worldwide.

The new partnership will see travel sellers access the vast and rich content of the company’s extensive listings. This includes everything from hotels, motels and resorts to homes, apartments and many other unique places to stay provided by Booking.com through the Amadeus Travel Platform.

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 Travel & Expense.

Jorge Elliott, EVP 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.”

Amadeus continues its forward march in the region by strengthening its team in Oman. To support the Sultanate’s growing travel market, Amadeus has appointed Karim Eldeghedy to join its team in Oman in the position of senior manager – Pre-Sales & Solutions Adoption. With over 20 years of experience, Eldeghedy will oversee pre-sales activities and Amadeus’ leading IT projects within the country, with a specific focus in GDS (global distribution systems) in the tourism sector. Eldeghedy has previously worked with other large multinational companies such as Sabre Travel Network Middle East and at the Bahrain Institute of Technology.  







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