Amadeus and Expedia, the largest online travel company in the world, have announced they have signed a multi-year content and technology agreement for North America.
Amadeus is a leading travel technology provider and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry.
The agreement provides Expedia with Amadeus’ fare search technologies for air travel among other products, as well as access to global travel supplier content through the Amadeus system.
Expedia is the largest travel enterprise in the world in terms of air volumes, offering airfare search and reservation capabilities to travellers in over 25 countries through its portfolio of international brands that provide full service and corporate travel offerings.
Brands include Expedia, Egencia and Hotwire.
Greg Schulze, senior vice president global tour & transport, Expedia, said: “Amadeus brings a global footprint, efficient technology, and a level of scalability that is absolutely critical in today’s travel marketplace.
“Amadeus shares our commitment to providing travellers and travel suppliers with value, service and proven results.
“And, building on our existing global relationship with Amadeus allows us to further diversify our GDS relationships as we continue to grow around the world.”
Expedia’s proprietary Best Fare Search airfare shopping technology combined with Amadeus’ airline connectivity and robust functionality enrich the traveller’s experience by enhancing Expedia’s overall selection and ensuring fast, efficient, and accurate real-time search results.
Holger Taubmann, senior vice president distribution, Amadeus, stated: “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with an industry leader such as Expedia.
“This relationship has grown because both companies share an important strategic alignment, where bringing greater value through innovative services to both customers and suppliers is a shared objective.”
Since 2005, when its initial long-term global agreement with Expedia was established, Amadeus has been providing its services to Expedia in over 15 countries.
Services include but are not limited to, content distribution, Application Programming Interface (API) and Web Services, Amadeus Selling Platform agent desktop software, and Amadeus Master Pricer low-fare search technology.