Agents Can Now Book 80,000 Hotels on Amadeus GDS

Amadeus reports that the number of properties in its global distribution system (GDS) has reached 80,000, providing a vast choice for travel agents and greater visibility for the participating hotels. Overall hotel bookings made through the Amadeus GDS during the first nine months of 2008 rose by 7.4 percent compared to the same period in 2007, generating close to $2.3 billion  for hotels using the system.

Recent additions to Amadeus GDS include over 500 hotels through Hotel-Net.it and 200 Cuban hotels through a distribution agreement with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism. Amadeus has recently signed agreements with Boscolo in Europe, Yatra in India and Derbysoft in China which will add even more non-GDS properties to the system.

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