Amadeus renews its agreement to be the exclusive distribution technology provider to MakeMyTrip.com, the largest online travel agency in Asia Pacific
Long-term technology partnership to further improve MakeMyTrip.com users' experience
New Delhi, India, 01 June, 2011: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announced the renewal of its multi-year agreement with MakeMyTrip.com. Amadeus technology powers MakeMyTrip.com, the largest online travel agency in Asia-Pacific. The two companies continue to work together as part of a long-term strategic technology partnership to offer an enhanced end user experience to consumers accessing the MakeMyTrip.com online portal.
David Brett, President of Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, "Amadeus is proud to partner with MakeMyTrip.com, a true success story of our industry. MakeMyTrip.com is a pioneer of the online travel agency model, boldly using advanced technology to deliver the best experience for their customers, and this has been a key factor in their achievements. We are delighted to continue working with Deep and his team at MakeMyTrip.com to further build on their position as the largest online travel agency not only in India, but across the whole Asia Pacific region. "
Speaking on the occasion, Deep Kalra, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of MakeMyTrip.com said, "MakeMyTrip.com has grown tremendously in the past decade; today it is the largest OTA in Asia Pacific in terms of number of transactions generated. Amadeus too is known for its market leading solutions and investment in technology. We have gained immensely through our long term relationship with Amadeus; they have been our valued partners providing us with exclusive GDS technology. With this renewed agreement, along with Amadeus' technology, we will be able to add more value and benefits in our offerings. We are very excited as this new technology supports us in our constant endeavors to achieve sustainable competitive advantage through leaner processes, faster decision-making and a differentiated customer service."
Ankur Bhatia, Managing Director of Amadeus India, stated his views on the partnership saying, "With our state-of-the-art online technologies, we are committed to offering greater choice and convenience to travelers across the globe. We are proud of our continued partnership with MakeMyTrip.com and be part of their impressive growth story. MakeMyTrip.com is indeed the leader in the online travel industry in India and we are proud to be associated with them."
The technology provided by Amadeus to MakeMyTrip.com includes 'Amadeus Web Services 2.0' and its leading low fare search technology - Amadeus Master Pricer and its suite of solutions. The state-of-the-art global technology platform provided by Amadeus allows customers to quickly and easily find the most cost effective options to suit their travel needs and budget on the MakeMyTrip.com portal. Besides offering enhanced interaction and functionality, the solutions help in reducing the operating costs of the travel agencies as well as offering improved service to travellers.
After a successful launch, MakeMyTrip.com continues to lead the market with innovative products and services. The site attracts over 4.5 Million unique visits every month according to Omniture Web Analytics.
Headquartered in Gurgaon, the company has achieved a turnover of Rs. 1500 cr. in the current fiscal. Outside of New Delhi, MakeMyTrip has presence in 30 locations within India.
For providing best-in-class services to travelers, MakeMyTrip.com has received numerous accolades. The company was ranked second in the 'Great Places to Work' 2010 Survey by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India. MakeMyTrip.com has also received the CNBC Travel Award (2009), Best Service provider company (tour operators category) by Indian Council of Market Research (2009), Most Preferred travel & Holiday Website" by IMINT Shoppers and Consumer Insights Awards in 2010, Galileo- Express Travel World "Best OTA Award" (2007), and was recognized as the 'most-preferred full-service Online Travel Agency in India' in a user survey conducted by TravelBiz Monitor in 2008. It has been recognized as a Superbrand by Consumer Superbrands India in 2009.
For more information about MakeMyTrip.com visit: www.makemytrip.com
About Amadeus India
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.
Customer groups include travel providers (e.g airlines, hotels, rail, car rental, ferries, etc.), travel
sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 670 million billable travel transactions in 2009.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters and marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 72 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol "AMS.MC". The Amadeus group employs over 10,200 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.
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