Amadeus Zeros in on Small Hotels

Since October of last year, Amadeus has added 5,000 hotel properties to its global distribution system, 2,000 of which are smaller, independent or budget hotels. Such hotels are a particular focus for Amadeus. "Small and budget hotels, which have traditionally not distributed through a distribution system such as ours, are often exactly the hotels that are most in demand by a lot of organizations," said Antoine Medawar, managing director for Amadeus' hospitality business group. Currently, agents who utilize Amadeus' GDS now have access to 75,000 properties. In the last few months, Amadeus has further upgraded its distribution system by adding a "best available rate" program and a "Worldwide Commission Manager." Visit www.amadeus.com.

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