December 06, 2017

Amadeus taps Expedia for hotel bookings


Amadeus agents worldwide will be able to book Expedia Affiliate Network’s rates and availabilities at more than 350,000 hotels worldwide through Amadeus, including full-service hotel brands, boutique hotels, and serviced apartments.

Travel sellers who take advantage of EAN’s competitive rates and availabilities through Amadeus Hotels will also benefit from a fully automated process, saving them time and money: from searching, to booking and to invoicing, the information is automatically transferred.

Some key benefits for travel sellers include:

A travel itinerary with all the details. Each booking generates a PNR (Passenger Name Record). This makes it simpler for travel sellers to consolidate all of the traveller’s hotel details plus flight, car rental, and other associated travel in one itinerary. This way, for example, corporate customers can easily track their business travellers and help them stay safe.

A variety of payment options means greater flexibility. Amadeus offers travel sellers multiple payment methods including pre-payment, post-payment via agency or traveller credit card, credit line, bank transfer, voucher, and more. This ensures travel sellers have greater flexibility in booking EAN’s rates and availabilities and that the hotel is paid as quickly as possible.

Fully automated process from searching to reporting: With Amadeus’ fully integrated technology, travel sellers booking EAN’s rates and availabilities will only need to input the booking details once. The information will go straight to the accounting department and the invoice will be issued directly to the customer, facilitating the commission reconciliation process and ensuring quick payment. The integration of business intelligence platforms will make sure each booking is tracked and analysed so travel sellers can make the best decisions for their customers and gain maximum profits and rewards for their business.

Alfonso Paredes, Vice President of Sales, EMEA and LATAM, EAN brand says: “Travel sellers connected to Amadeus will now be able to offer their travellers competitive rates and availabilities at more than 350,000 properties worldwide. Amadeus is a trusted technology partner for the travel industry, and we are excited to partner with them to offer cutting-edge technology and enterprise-class support so that Amadeus can deliver more choice to all travellers.”

Peter Waters, Director of Hotel Distribution at Amadeus says, “Travellers today demand a more personalised offer from travel sellers as they seek unique travel experiences. Having as much content as possible to choose from and reliable systems to process the search and booking is key for our customers. At Amadeus, we are continuously working to make sure we deliver the best results for both these needs. Working in new and innovative ways with market leaders like Expedia Affiliate Network is a testament to this.”