Amadeus announces five-year global agreement with CCRA Travel Solutions
Amadeus announced it has signed a five-year agreement with CCRA Travel Solutions, a global company specialising in travel services integration and distribution, to provide worldwide distribution services and technology to assist CCRA in their expansion plans worldwide to build an international consortia of travel agencies. Agreements have already been reached with partners in Poland, Ireland, Portugal, Benelux, Singapore, India, Thailand, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and Egypt.
Madrid, Spain, 9th July, 2012: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced it has signed a five-year agreement with CCRA Travel Solutions, a global company specialising in travel services integration and distribution, to provide worldwide distribution services and technology to assist CCRA in their expansion plans worldwide to build an international consortia of travel agencies. Agreements have already been reached with partners in Poland, Ireland, Portugal, Benelux, Singapore, India, Thailand, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and Egypt.
Richard Marxen, President and CEO, CCRA Travel Solutions commented, “With exceptional agency solutions and proven results, as well as global brand recognition, Amadeus is our partner of choice as we develop the CCRA Global Network of industry leading agencies and suppliers from around the world. Since we began this undertaking we have added a dozen Distributors in as many markets. At this pace, our goal over the next 24 months is to appoint no less than 20 additional new Distributor Networks representing 15 more countries which, in turn, will have exclusive access to the purchasing power of our global supplier marketplace.”
Stephane Durand, Director, Online & Leisure, Amadeus, stated: “CCRA´s decision to partner with Amadeus will mean that CCRA will benefit from easy access to extensive and comprehensive content, that will increase their customer choice, with the most competitive fares and leisure content at a global level. It is always a pleasure to help our customers explore different routes to growth and profitability for their business.”
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Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions is a growing network of integrated travel solutions for suppliers and travel professionals in the global travel market.
The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, the CCRA Global Network Division and CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide and allows travel agents to choose from up to five rate categories on a single search including: GDS rates, Promotional rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15% Enhanced Commission rate categories.
Additionally, CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching over 30,000 professional travel planners.
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Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.
Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended December 31, 2011 the company reported like-for-like revenues of €2,712 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.
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