When it comes to partnerships, years of success are built one day, one year, one milestone at a time. With a new agreement inked between Amadeus and Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair and OneTravel, a long-standing partnership has reached another such milestone.
Poised to pursue ambitious plans to expand its business globally, Fareportal has signed a new long-term global distribution
agreement with Amadeus to increase its marketplace scope and reach in North America and beyond. The expanded agreement marks an ongoing story of success and collaboration between Fareportal and Amadeus, a relationship dating back more than a decade. Previously, Amadeus served as Fareportal’s distribution provider in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK. The new agreement adds 40 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, empowering Fareportal’s vision and plans for global expansion.
“This is an exciting milestone in our growth and evolution as well as a testament to our truly collaborative relationship with Amadeus over many years. This will enable us to take our brands and business to a new level, to grow and best serve consumers in North America and around the world,” said Werner Kunz-Cho, Co-chief Executive Officer, Fareportal.
“Ours is a unique, reciprocal partnership with Fareportal, truly one of the most innovative travel companies around today. As they pursue their growth, we will be there to deliver the best global reach, technology and commitment. And while we are pleased our long-standing partnership has delivered value to Fareportal, they have also been instrumental in helping Amadeus become a leader in the online search and online travel segment. We are delighted that they recognize our investment and strategy to keep serving the most successful online travel companies worldwide,” Scott Gutz, Chief Executive Officer, Amadeus North America.
Fareportal is one of the largest online travel agencies in the world in terms of air segments booked annually. Fareportal operates a next-generation “hybrid” business model offering customers of CheapOair and OneTravel the expertise of booking with a live, expert travel agent via their contact center or the convenience of booking online, on an award winning mobile app, by phone or via live chat. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, they have built strong industry partnerships providing access to over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies that serve millions of customers every year around the globe.
To read the full announcement about the new, expanded partnership, Fareportal and Amadeus, click here.