Amadeus has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Transhotel, a global consolidator of hotels and services. Under the agreement, both companies will work to improve travel agents’ access to Transhotel content through a new product offered to Amadeus customers.
Transhotel’s inventory of 50,000 hotels will be available through the product, making the booking process more efficient. In addition to providing access to more hotel content, this solution will also ensure upfront payment of commissions for Transhotel bookings. The product will be piloted in selected markets during the month of March and will be available to travel agencies soon after that.
Unlike North America, about two thirds of the hotels in Europe are independent properties. Of the 80,000 properties available in Amadeus Hotels, 30 percent are independent and budget hotels. By adding a sizeable volume of additional hotels, the new solution provides travel agents with more choices to offer customers.
“We are excited to partner with Transhotel to provide travel agents with access to a greater number of hotels and more commissionable content in our new consolidator product,” commented Ian Wheeler, vice president of marketing, Amadeus. “By signing agreements with hotel consolidators we are able to make a number of independent hotels available to travel agents with all the efficiency and reliability associated with our distribution system”
Julio de la Cruz, CEO, Grupo Transhotel, said: “Our partnership with Amadeus is a key milestone in Transhotel’s long history of providing travel agents with access to hotels and services worldwide. We are delighted to offer even more travel agents access to our numerous branded and independent properties in all price ranges.”