Amadeus reports that it has broken the 100,000 unique properties barrier through the implementation of Destinations of the World content. The move gives travel agents greater breadth and depth of choice to drive revenues, improve cash flow efficiency and enhance servicing. It also confirms Amadeus’ position in the market as the distribution system with the most comprehensive, fully integrated, unique hotel property content, Amadeus says.
The agreement with Destinations of the World (DOTW), a leading global wholesale travel company, sees Amadeus integrate hotel aggregator content whereby the travel agent issues pre-paid vouchers to travelers for their stay.
This deal is part of Amadeus’ commitment to providing the largest variety of properties and rates possible – from large hotel chains through to remote independent boutiques – so that it continues to offer a truly ‘one-stop-shop’ solution, Amadeus says.
The Amadeus Selling Platform is the company’s point-of-sale solution for travel agents used at over 90,000 points of sale worldwide. With advanced Passenger Name Record (PNR) integration, bookers will find it easy to process DOTW sales because they will stay within their familiar GDS environment to search for and book this type of hotel content. The entire travel itinerary can be processed in the Amadeus system.
Commenting on the partnership, Keith Fernandez, DOTW Group Managing Director, said: “We’re very pleased with the opportunity to extend the reach of our hotel content to 90,000 Amadeus points of sale worldwide. Today we offer some 18,000 through Amadeus, and we are on target to grow this number five-fold by year-end. We are focused on servicing Amadeus customers with a comprehensive range of competitive products, supported by a seamlessly integrated booking process, and not least servicing the common need for prepaid services.”
Hugo Ehrnreich, Head of Hotel Distribution, Amadeus, said: “We are delighted to achieve this key milestone with our partner Destinations of the World and enforce our mission of helping our customers be more profitable and drive better value to their clients. With full ‘live’ integration to the GDS end-to-end trip service, this valuable new hotel content will be providing unparalleled levels of productivity and choice in hotel properties, rates and payment methods. "