Amadeus travel agents first to gain access to Travelguru's extensive Indian hotel content
• Amadeus to distribute Travelguru's 20,000 hotels from 800 Indian cities
Bangkok, Thailand & Mumbai, India, 11 August 2015: Travelguru, India's largest domestic hotel content provider, has chosen Amadeus to distribute its 20,000+ hotels from across 800 cities in India. This is the first time that Travelguru makes its content available through a global distribution system, offering both leisure and corporate travellers access to a widespread choice of hotels through the travel agency channel.
Travelguru's hotel content will be available to agents in Q3 2015 through the extended marketplace in Amadeus Hotels Plus. This solution provides seamlessly integrated content from multiple hotel sources in one single interface. Travel agents can see hotel results in a standardised format making comparison shopping quick and easy.
Hotels partnering with Travelguru will benefit from international reach through Amadeus' global travel agency network. Travelguru will also offer dynamic commissions in the Amadeus solution, so that travel agents are guaranteed to have the most attractive commission available when booking a hotel for their customers.
Mr. Akash Poddar, Head of B2B Business, Travelguru said that global reach was a key factor in the decision to distribute their hotel content via Amadeus. "Amadeus' true global network of travel agency customers means we can increase our sales channels. In addition Amadeus provides us with a globally adopted platform to engage with, and tap into, new markets which we previously could not reach. Domestically, this helps us to further consolidate our leadership position in the Indian sub-continent."
Christian Lukey, Head of Hotel Distribution, Amadeus Asia Pacific commented, "This partnership with Travelguru ensures that the whole spectrum of hotel properties in India from boutique to budget and high-end luxury hotels are now available to Amadeus travel agents. India is an increasingly popular destination, for both leisure and corporate travellers, so it's fundamental that Amadeus travel agents can offer as many choices as possible to their customers."
The inclusion of Travelguru's Indian hotel content means that Amadeus travel agents will now be able to search, shop and book over 1 million hotel shopping options.
Travelguru, India's largest hotel network, offers the best prices on hotels in India. With over 20,000 hotels in India from 800 cities, customers can choose from budget hotels to luxury hotels with lowest price guaranteed. Travelguru is a part of Yatra Online Private limited.
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
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