Amadeus enhances selling opportunities for hoteliers and travel agencies

Amadeus Hotels Select web portal offers travel agents one-stop access to the latest hotel promotions, bringing hotel providers and travel agents closer than ever before

Bangkok, Thailand, 23 October 2013:Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announces the launch of the Amadeus Hotels Select web portal that allows hoteliers to promote their deals and offers directly to travel agents in Asia Pacific.

For the first time, Amadeus travel agents will benefit from access to exclusive hotel rates and special offers from over 1,100 hotels worldwide in just a few clicks with Amadeus Hotels Select. By consolidating all the latest hotel promotional content on a single online platform, this will allow increased efficiency for travel agents, reducing the time needed for them to sieve through extensive data.

Amadeus Hotels Select is directly connected to the Amadeus Global Distribution System (GDS). This means that travel agents not only have instant visibility on promotional offers and deals, but with a single click of a button, can book the hotels. Travel agents will be able to improve customer service by offering better deals faster, customised to the traveller's needs.

Kartikeya Tripathi, Head of Hotel Distribution, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, "This win-win situation offers enhanced selling opportunities for both parties, bringing our hotel partners closer to our travel agency customers. Participating hoteliers can now highlight their best and latest offers instantly to a wide network of travel agents. This allows them the much needed agility and flexibility to communicate special offers."

Real-time online access is vital in today's landscape, as travellers are increasingly comparing travel agency offers with options from consumer websites and reviews.  Amadeus' second Asia Pacific hotel distribution survey, which examined the views of more than 1,000 travel agents in Asia Pacific, said that today 62 per cent of travellers conduct price comparisons compared to 48 per cent in 2010.

Amadeus Hotels Select web portal is now available in Asia Pacific and will gradually be implemented to other regions.

Notes to editors

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).

The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as  71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.

The group operates a transaction-based business model.  For the year ended December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3 million and EBITDA of €1,107.7 million. Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.

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