Amadeus announced Monday that it would remain a preferred supplier for Vacation.com in the wake of Travel Leaders Group's acquisition of the service.
In a statement on Travel Leaders' acquisition of Vacation.com, Amadeus said that it has long been a committed partner and provider of technology solutions and services to the travel agency community in North America, and that “Amadeus’ relationship with Vacation.com has been an integral part of that marketplace commitment.”
“Vacation.com has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Amadeus since 2000. Working closely with Vacation.com over the past years has given Amadeus an 'inside look' at the needs and drivers of the travel agency community in North America and an opportunity to better serve their distribution and technology needs,” Amadeus said. “Our relationship has inspired and positively impacted many of the products, services and programs available to North American travel agencies today. In turn, Amadeus has brought value to Vacation.com in terms of a strong foundation, financial investment, and leading technology solutions.
“This development is part of the natural evolution of both Amadeus and Vacation.com. Vacation.com was ready to further evolve and Amadeus has been evolving to firmly focus on serving as an IT solution provider. So the time was mutually appropriate to enable Vacation.com to take that next step in their continued evolution,” Amadeus said. “Amadeus will remain a preferred supplier for Vacation.com and our mutual programs currently in place will continue. We look forward to continuing a close working relationship with Vacation.com, its members, and our shared travel agency customers, as well as exploring future opportunities to also work together with Travel Leaders Group."
Travel Leaders Group acquired Vacation.com from Amadeus Americas, Inc. the entity that holds the stock of all Amadeus entities in North America, including Amadeus North America, Inc.
Amadeus North America represents the U.S. and Canadian operations of Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry.