Amadeus is teaming up with Thomas Cook. The deal adds Egypt to the list of markets where the companies work together, and extends their partnership for another four years. The agreement also covers Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Poland, UK, India and Sri Lanka.
Thomas Cook is Europe’s second-largest travel group and offers holidays to more than 1,000 destinations around the world.
The company is also the largest travel agent in Egypt and, with this deal, will become Amadeus’ largest travel agency customer in the country.
Egypt is a key growth market for Amadeus: according to the Egyptian Tourism Authority 8.6 million more people visited the country in 2005 than in 2004. The authority expects 10% growth for 2006 too.
EgyptAir recently signed an agreement for Amadeus Altéa Customer Management Solution, according to which the airline will outsource its reservation, inventory and departure control systems to Amadeus.
“Amadeus is the leading supplier to the world’s largest leisure groups,” says Gillian Gibson, Vice President, Multinational Customer Group, Amadeus,
“And Thomas Cook’s decision to expand the scope of our global agreement shows how seriously we take our role as technology partner to the travel industry.”