Amadeus has signed an agreement to distribute the
flights of South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR), a leading leisure travel
carrier in the Philippines, on its Global Distribution System.
The deal will see Amadeus GDS distribute the
content of all 13 of the airline’s domestic destinations, giving
SEAIR the opportunity to sell its flights to more than 1,500
travel agency locations across the Philippines and 100,000 travel
agency locations worldwide.
According to the Philippine’s Department of
Tourism (DOT), the country saw a 1.5% year-on-year increase in
tourist arrivals in 2008, even with fewer arrivals from
recession-hit source markets like Japan and the United States.
Mr Avelino Zapanta, President and CEO of SEAIR,
said, “As one of the leading airlines servicing the Philippines,
SEAIR focuses on giving holidaymakers access to
off-the-beaten-track destinations. Selling our flights via
Amadeus’ GDS, which has unsurpassed global coverage and the most
advanced booking technology, is part of our strategy to expand our
customer base globally while also remaining a leader in the
domestic travel market.”
“Through Amadeus’ proven
technology, we are able to turn adversity into opportunity by
growing our bookings and strengthening our business even during
the economic crisis,” he added.
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