Ctrip.com has selected Amadeus to help
power its international expansion.
The multi-year agreement will include the
provision of all air content for points of sale outside of
mainland China. This initially includes Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea
and the USA, with future plans to move into Canada, Australia, New
Zealand, Japan and Thailand, as well as additional markets.
Ctrip will implement Amadeus Master Pricer
TravelBoard (including multi-merchant capability) as its low
fare search engine, as well as Amadeus Mini Rules and Amadeus
Ticket Changer, with the aim to adopt more of Amadeus’ powerful
online search solutions in the near future.
Ctrip CEO of Air Ticketing Business Unit Xiong Xing said,
“Working hand in hand with our industry partners has helped Ctrip
grow to become one of China’s largest travel companies. Now, as
the world becomes even more connected, being a truly international
travel player is paramount to our success in the future.
Collaboration is the key to growth and Amadeus, as a global
leader, is well positioned to power Ctrip in these new
international markets ... This is a major milestone in our
relationship and we truly feel that it will provide Ctrip with
cutting edge solutions coupled with unique benefits, enabling us
to become a one-stop international travel service platform.”
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