September 11, 2018

GDS market share: Amadeus retains its market lead


Amadeus results for the half year to end June show that the number of bookings in Asia Pacific have soared by 17.4% on last year while they have fallen by 6.5% in Western Europe.

Bookings in all other regions are up. The company said that the decline was due to “industry decline and the loss of share at some European mid-size online travel agencies”.

Sabre saw its Asia Pacific bookings jump by 23.5%, helped no doubt by winning the Flight Centre Australia and New Zealand business (Amadeus has the contract for Asia). Bookings in Europe and North America were up by 5%. Latin America was the only region that saw a decline.

Travelport, meanwhile, saw an increase of 7% in segments in Europe at the same time as seeing an 8% decline in Asia Pacific, thanks to the Flight Centre loss. Reported segments on a global basis were generally flat year on year but despite that the company announced a 9% increase in international revenue from its travel commerce platform.

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