Amadeus reports a five-year agreement with CCRA Travel Solutions to provide worldwide distribution services and technology to assist CCRA in its expansion plans, including building an international consortia of travel agencies. Agreements have already been reached with partners in Poland, Ireland, Portugal, Benelux, Singapore, India, Thailand, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and Egypt.
“Amadeus is our partner of choice as we develop the CCRA Global Network of industry leading agencies and suppliers from around the world. Since we began this undertaking, we have added a dozen distributors in as many markets. At this pace, our goal over the next 24 months is to appoint no less than 20 additional new Distributor Networks representing 15 more countries which, in turn, will have exclusive access to the purchasing power of our global supplier marketplace,” said Richard Marxen, president and CEO, CCRA Travel Solutions.
“CCRA's decision to partner with Amadeus will mean that CCRA will benefit from easy access to extensive and comprehensive content that will increase their customer choice, with the most competitive fares and leisure content at a global level. It is always a pleasure to help our customers explore different routes to growth and profitability for their business,” said Stephane Durand, director, online & leisure, Amadeus.
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions includes CCRA Call Center Solutions, the CCRA Global Network Division, and CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide.