one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTAs),
has partnered Amadeus to give travel agents access
to pre-paid hotel content from 150,000 properties globally.
Travel agents all over the world can now
view Agoda’s content, available at the same price as Agoda’s
website, and compare it to other content through a single screen,
and book the content in one PNR with other content.
Christian Lukey, Head of Hotels, Mobility & Insurance, Asia
Pacific, Amadeus said, “This is our first partnership with a B2C
company in Asia, and an important one because it will enable
travel agents to offer a competitive and seamless service, while
reducing costs and increasing efficiency. We are privileged to be
the first company to globally distribute Agoda’s diverse selection
of hotels to agents and travelers.”
to this hotel content through Amadeus will be especially important
for business travel agents, as they will now be able to book Agoda
inventory for travelling employees and add it to a single PNR
with the employee’s other travel arrangements. In addition, Agoda’s content is pre-paid, making it
employees that don’t have a company credit card.
Ernst Hemmer, Senior Director for Agoda said:
“This partnership with Amadeus gives Agoda access to the global
travel agent market and specifically the business travel sector,
which is forecast to grow 5.8%
annually to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020. Agoda customers enjoy
access to a huge variety of hotels, apartments or villas for their
holidays and leisure use, and through this partnership will now
also be able to access these properties for business travel too.
We look forward to working closely with Amadeus in the future and
building on this partnership to offer more benefits to travel
agents and their customers.”