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Amadeus and DerbySoft widen range of hotel content in China for travel agencies

Amadeus and DerbySoft widen range of hotel content in China for travel agencies

Amadeus, the leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, has partnered with DerbySoft, a Shanghai-headquartered technology company creating the next generation of online hotel distribution infrastructure, to offer travel agents and travellers access to more independent and mid-range Chinese hotels through Amadeus. The same is now available to Amadeus Travel agency subscribers as Distinguished Hotels under chain-code DB.

Ted Zhang, CEO of DerbySoft, said, “Our partnership with Amadeus has made it simple for international travellers to book DerbySoft hotels through their travel agents. With the full range of DerbySoft Hotel content now ‘live’ and easily accessible on the Amadeus distribution system, it is easier than ever for travellers to find a hotel to suit their individual needs and budget.”

“Amadeus’ strong market share across Asia Pacific ensures our hotels are connected to the largest travel agency booking network. China is one of the world’s most-visited countries and with Expo2010 taking place later this year in Shanghai this partnership will bring significant value for travel agents and their customers.”

More than 103,000 travel agencies in the Amadeus network will now be able to make bookings with DerbySoft three-star independent hotels located across China. This connectivity to Amadeus enables Derbysoft’s hotels to rapidly add content and rates, implement new features and enhancements, as well as develop offers more quickly. This not only allows hotels but also travel agents to meet the fast-changing demands of today’s travellers.

Kartikeya Tripathi, Regional Director of Hotel Distribution, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, “China received over 2.19 billion foreign visitors in 2009, and is expected to record further growth in tourism of up to four-percent in 2010. Amadeus sees great potential in the future of China’s travel and tourism industry. We are committed to delivering more travel options for Chinese and international travellers, while at the same time helping China’s travel and hospitality industry reach out to global markets.”