A strategic alliance to distribute Hotel Reservation Services’ (HRS) hotel content through Amadeus was announced. HRS is the worldwide leading hotel portal for corporate customers, and the agreement was a milestone in HRS’ strategy as it was the first time the hotel portal made its content available through a global distribution system. Through this strategic partnership, Amadeus took a major step forward in its ‘Multisource’ hotel initiative to integrate and distribute hotel content from diverse sources. With the integration of HRS, the total hotel inventory available through the Amadeus system exceeded 250,000 hotels.
KAYAK, a leading US-based travel search company, signed a multi-year agreement that extended its existing strategic global alliance to expand the use of Amadeus’ airline fare and availability technology. The innovative US-based metasearch website Hipmunk also selected Amadeus’ advanced technology solutions to provide international low fare search and shopping to help assure its users the best online experience and speed. Hipmunk will utilise Amadeus Meta Pricer, Amadeus Master Pricer, and Amadeus Web Services solutions. Also in the US, Routehappy selected Amadeus as the provider of its airfare pricing and availability information. Routehappy is the first travel website to focus on the experience of air travel, such as enabling users to find flights based on various factors such as plane quality, flight amenities and recent airline ratings provided by real flyers.