Amadeus signs a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with Booking.com to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Platform for the first time. Amadeus’ extensive travel seller network will make Booking.com’s content available to even more travelers worldwide.
No matter how or where travelers shop, they want greater choice and convenience when booking a trip. Finding the right place to rest your head at night, can make a real difference to the overall travel experience.
Every day more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved across 228 countries and territories worldwide via the Booking.com platform. Thanks to a new partnership between Amadeus and Booking.com, travel sellers will now be able to 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.
As a result of this partnership, travel sellers will directly benefit from an increase of 30% 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 traveler’s whole journey. The additional content enables them to meet that traveler’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, VP 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 travelers with the stays and trip experiences that are just right for them.”
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 customized for travelers. This is all part of our mission to build a Live Travel Space to create better journeys.”
Peter Waters, EVP, 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.”
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