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More than 50,000 hotel properties guarantee Best Available Rates to Amadeus travel agencies

Amadeus today announces hotels offering their Best Available Rates through Amadeus now account for 75.3% of Amadeus' hotel bookings. Hotels which participate in Amadeus' Best Available Rate programme guarantee to supply Amadeus with public rates that are the same or lower than those available through other distribution systems, branded websites or the hotel's own call centre. 22,000 hotel properties in North America, 17,200 in Europe and 5,500 in Asia Pacific all guarantee their best rates are available through Amadeus.

• 2 out of every 3 hotel properties in Amadeus are covered by Best Available Rate agreements
• The number of hotel brands offering best available rate through Amadeus increased by 35% in 2008; 188 brands now included in the programme.

Madrid, Spain, 21 October 2008 – Amadeus, a leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, today announces hotels offering their Best Available Rates through Amadeus now account for 75.3% of Amadeus’ hotel bookings.

Hotels which participate in Amadeus’ Best Available Rate programme guarantee to supply Amadeus with public rates that are the same or lower than those available through other distribution systems, branded websites or the hotel's own call centre. 22,000 hotel properties in North America, 17,200 in Europe and 5,500 in Asia Pacific all guarantee their best rates are available through Amadeus.

Marriott is the latest hotel chain to sign up to Amadeus’ Best Available Rate programme. Larraine Voll Morris, Vice President, eDistribution, Marriott said, “Rate integrity is a guiding principle in Marriott’s pricing and distribution strategy. As part of our philosophy to sell the way the customer wants to buy, we consider travel agencies as valuable sales and distribution partners. As part of this, access to Marriott’s public Best Available Rates in real time is imperative to build consumer confidence and brand loyalty. We are very pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Amadeus by participating in the Amadeus BAR Programme.”

Here is a full list of hotel brands which guarantee their best 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
Banyan Tree, including:
• Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
• Angsana Hotels & Resorts
Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Best Western International, including:
• Best Western Hotels
• Best Western Premier Hotels
Boscolo Hotels
Caesar Park Hotels and Resorts
Camino Real 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 British
Classic International Hotels
Columbus Reservation Services Hotel
Courtyard Hotels
Derag Hotel and Living
Design Hotels
Destination Hotels & Resorts
Dorint Hotels & Resorts
Envergure, including:
• Kyriad
• Campanile
• Premiere Classe
Exclusive Hotels
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts
First Hotels
Gaylord Entertainment
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, including:
• Royal Tulip
• Golden Tulip Hotels
• Golden Tulip Resorts
• Tulip Inns
Grand Hospitality
Grange Hotels
Graves Hotels Resorts
Great Hotels Organisation, including:
• Great Hotels of the World
• Special Hotels of the World
• Luxury Hotels of the World
Hilton International
HotelREZ
Hotusa Hotels
Hyatt Hotels, including:
• Park Hyatt
• Grand Hyatt
• Hyatt Place
• Hyatt Summerfield Suites
• Hyatt Resorts
• Hyatt Vacation Club
Classic Residence by Hyatt
Idiso Global Distribution for Hotels
Inter Hotel
InterContinental Hotels Group, including:
• Hotel Indigo
• Holiday Inn
• Holiday Inn Express
• Staybridge Suites
• Candlewood Suites
• InterContinental
• Crowne Plaza
Joie de Vivre Hotels
Jolly Hotels
Jumeirah, including:
• Jumeirah
• Jumeirah Living
Jury's Doyle Hotels
K Hotels
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
Luxury Resports & Hotels
Mandarin Oriental The Hotel Group
Mantra
Maritim hotels
Meritus Hotels and Resorts
Millenium Hotels & Resorts, including:
• Millenium Hotels
• Copthorne Hotels
• Kingsgate Hotels
Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts
New Otani Hotels
NH Hoteles
Noble House Hotels and Resorts
Norlandia Hotels & Restorts
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels
Otedis Hotels
Pacific International
Paramount Hotels
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Performance Connexions
Posadas, including:
• Fiesta Americana
• Fiesta Americana Grand
• Fiesta Inn
• ONE Hotels
• Aqua
• Caesar Park
• Caesar Business
Prince Hotels
Protea
Purple Hotels
Quality Reservations
Raffles Hotels and Resorts
Reconline | CRS
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, including:
• Red Lion Hotels
• WestCoast Hotel Partners
Refad Hotels and Resorts
ReservHotel
ResortQuest Hawaii
Scandic
Sercotel Hoteles
Six Senses Resorts & Spas, including:
• Soneva
• Six Senses Hideaway
• Six Senses Latitudes
• Evason
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, including:
• Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts
• Meliá Hotels & Resorts
• ME by Meliá
• Inside Premium Hotels
• TRYP Hoteles
• Sol Hoteles
• Paradisus Resorts
Starhotels
Steigenberger Hotel Group, including:
• Steigenberger
• InterCityHotel
Supranational
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces
The Dorchester Collection
The Peninsula Hotels
The Rocco Forte Collection
Thistle & Guoman Hotels
TOP International Hotels, including:
• TOP International Hotels
• TOP City&CountryLine Hotels
• VCH-Hotels
• Familotels
• B&B Hotels
TravelCLICK
Trident Hotels
Unirez
US Franchise System, including:
• Hawthorn Suites
• Microtel Inns and Suites
Utell Hotels & Resorts
Vantis Hotel Group
Webres
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

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Notes to the editors

Amadeus offers a full range of technology and distribution solutions to the hotel industry. 1,450 properties in 35 countries increase their revenue by 4 – 8% using Amadeus Revenue Management System. 6,700 hotel properties in 75 countries use Amadeus Property Management System and more than 77,000 hotels distribute their rooms to a global travel-buying market though Amadeus' distribution solutions.

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.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 76 countries covering more than 217 markets.

The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs over 8,500 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities.

More information about Amadeus is available at: http://www.amadeus.com


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