Amadeus brings Eurostar closer to global travel agents

Amadeus brings Eurostar closer to global travel agents

Eurostar has signed a global agreement with Amadeus to offer travel agencies and tour operators access to its booking inventory system through the Amadeus rail sales platform.

The Amadeus Rail Display & Web Services solutions will enable Eurostar to provide its full range of routes and fares to travel agencies and tour operators worldwide, subject to commercial agreement between the rail provider and the distributors.

The Amadeus Rail platform integration offers easy and direct access to Eurostar’s inventory for online tour operators in turn making the rail company more accessible to leisure travellers in the markets it operates.

Eurostar head of sales Darren Williams said: “Eurostar has been working with Amadeus since 2006 when our two companies signed their first technology and distribution agreement, making Eurostar available alongside airlines on the Amadeus Air-Rail Display.

“Now, the Amadeus rail platform will unlock a prime sales channel for us.

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“This agreement enables us to deploy our full range of fares in a quick and simple manner to travel agencies and tour operators around the world.

“We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Amadeus to better serve our travellers, particularly in the leisure sector and the broader online community.”

Furthermore, distributors will be able to enrich their travel offer, increasing traveller choice and satisfaction by providing the complete range of Eurostar routes and fares, including leisure and tour operator fares as well as some SNCF and SNCB connections.

Rose Fernandez, marketing director, Amadeus UK & Ireland commented: “Amadeus is delighted to be extending its relationship with Eurostar to provide UK customers with access to their full content.

“Available through Amadeus Web Services in mid-2015, Eurostar will also join SNCF in Amadeus Selling Platform as part of the new, Rail Display later in the year.

“This development will enable travel professionals and their customers to compare and book rail services more efficiently via online and offline sales channels and is a true step towards a European multi-modal travel offering.”