Expedia and Amadeus IT Group have announced a new global, long-term agreement.
The agreement enables Expedia to offer air, car, rail, cruise, and hotel products through the Amadeus global distribution system, and adds Orbitz Worldwide brands in addition to the Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Wotif Group, Expedia Affiliate Network and Egencia brands covered by the previous agreement.
Commenting on the agreement, Greg Schulze, senior vice president global tour and transport at Expedia said: “Expedia’s commitment is to deliver an exceptional air shopping and booking experience by making it easy for travellers to find exactly what they want.
“Amadeus helps Expedia to be the very best place to shop for flights.”
The agreement builds on the companies’ established Upgrade Options partnership and ensures continued innovation for the more than 8.6 billion flight searches Expedia customers conduct every year.
Expedia offers Upgrade Options for multiple carriers in North America and Europe as well as pre-paid, checked baggage offerings on certain sites around the world.
“Expedia is a major online travel player.
“We are excited to expand our partnership and to continue working together to power innovative travel experiences to delight consumers worldwide,” said Holger Taubmann, senior vice president, distribution, Amadeus.