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Over 130 Hotel Brands offer Best Available Rate through Amadeus

Amadeus has signed over 130 major hotel brands up to its Best Available Rate programme. Hotels which have signed up to the programme have seen their bookings through Amadeus grow by between 10% and 30%. Travel agents and corporations can be confident that hotel rates in Amadeus are as good as, or better than, hotel rates in other distribution systems or on the hotel's own website.

Madrid, Spain, 24 July 2007: Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has signed over 130 major hotel brands up to its Best Available Rate programme. Hotels which have signed up to the programme have seen their bookings through Amadeus grow by between 10% and 30%. Travel agents and corporations can be confident that hotel rates in Amadeus are as good as, or better than, hotel rates in other distribution systems or on the hotel’s own website.

"The Amadeus Best Available Rate programme helps us to demonstrate our commitment to travel agents," says Andrew Rubinacci, Vice President of Distribution Marketing EMEA of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, "We want travel agents to feel comfortable that they can find the best InterContinental rate for their customers using Amadeus Hotels, without having to shop around."

"We are extremely pleased that so many hotels are giving a firm commitment to rate parity across the distribution channels," says Antoine Medawar, Managing Director, Amadeus Hospitality Business Group. "And travel agents are rewarding this commitment by making more hotel bookings through the efficient GDS/travel agency channel."

The following hotel brands guarantee the Best Available Rates through Amadeus:

Accor, including

  • Sofitel
  • Novotel
  • Mercure
  • Suitehotel
  • All seasons
  • Ibis
  • Etap
  • Formule 1
  • Red Roof
  • Motel 6
  • Studio 6
  • Accor Thalassa
Abba Hoteles
ACC-Nifos
AmeriHost Inns, including
  • AmeriHost Inns
  • AmeriHost Inn and Suites
Ana Hotels
Atel France Hotels
Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Best Western International, including
  • Best Western Hotels
  • Best Western Premier Hotels
Boscolo Hotels
Caesar Park Hotels and Resorts
Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, including
  • Regent Hotels & Resorts
  • Radisson Hotels & Resorts
  • Country Inns and Suites By Carlson
  • Park Inn Hotels
Charming Hotels and Resorts
Chateaux & Hotels de France, including
  • Caracteres
  • Orus
  • Beaux Hotels
  • La Compagnie des Auberges
  • Les Demeures Privees
  • Les Restaurants
Classic International Hotels
Columbus Reservation Services Hotel
Derag Hotel and Living
Design Hotels
The Dorchester Collection
Dorint Hotels & Resorts
Exclusive Hotels
Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts
First Hotels
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, including
  • Royal Tulip
  • Golden Tulip Hotels
  • Golden Tulip Resorts
  • Tulip Inns
Graves Hotels Resorts
Great Hotels Organisation, including
  • Great Hotels of the World
  • Special Hotels of the World
  • Luxury Hotels of the World
Hilton International
Scandic
HotelREZ
Hotusa Hotels
Hyatt Hotels, including
  • Park Hyatt
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Hyatt Place
  • Hyatt Summerfield Suites
  • Hyatt Resorts
  • Hyatt Vacation Club
  • Classic Residence by Hyatt
InterContinental Hotels Group, including
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Candlewood Suites
  • InterContinental
  • Crowne Plaza
Jumeirah, including
  • Jumeirah
  • Jumeirah Living
Kempinski Hotels
Keytel
Langham Hotels International, including
  • Langham Hotels International
  • The Langham Hotels
  • Langham Place Hotels
Leading Hotels of the World, including
  • Leading Hotels of the World
  • Leading Small Hotels of the World
Louvre Hotels, including
  • Kyriad Prestige Hotel
  • Kyriad Hotel
  • Campanile
  • Premiere Classe Hotels
  • Hotel de Crillon
Mandarin Oriental The Hotel Group
Meritus Hotels and Resorts
Millenium Hotels & Resorts, including
  • Millenium Hotels
  • Copthorne Hotels
  • Kingsgate Hotels
Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts
NH Hoteles
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels
Pacific International
Paramount Hotels
Performance Connexions
Prince Hotels
Posadas, including
  • Fiesta Americana
  • Fiesta Americana Grand
  • Fiesta Inn
  • ONE Hotels
  • Aqua
  • Caesar Park
  • Caesar Business
Protea
Quality Reservations
Raffles Hotels and Resorts
Reconline
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, including
  • Red Lion Hotels
  • WestCoast Hotel Partners
Sercotel Hoteles
Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Starhotels
Steigenberger Hotel Group, including
  • Steigenberger
  • InterCityHotel
Supranational
Thistle & Guoman Hotels
TOP International Hotels, including
  • TOP International Hotels
  • TOP City&CountryLine Hotels
  • VCH-Hotels
  • Familotels
  • B&B Hotels
Utell Hotels & Resorts
WestCoast Hotel Partners
WORLDHOTELS
Wyndham Hotel Group, including
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Travel Lodge
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
  • Super 8
  • Ramada Worldwide
  • Knights Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Howard Johnson
  • Baymont
US Franchise System, including
  • Hawthorn Suites
  • Microtel Inns and Suites.

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Notes to the editors
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.

About Amadeus Hotel IT solutions. Amadeus offers a wide range of Hotel solutions: PMS systems, F&B systems, Recreation & Leisure systems and Revenue Management Systems both for individual properties and Central Offices. With 6,500 Hotel IT customers in more than 70 countries, Amadeus is the European leader in Information Technology solutions dedicated to the optimisation of management methods and revenue in Hospitality, Catering and Tourism.

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