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Amadeus launches a fully customisable car rental booking engine for online players

Amadeus rolls out a brand new, cutting-edge booking solution for online players, using Amadeus Cars Plus XML technology. Cars Plus XML business logic streamlines the messages from Amadeus Web Services, making it easier for online players to offer a comprehensive range of functionalities to their customers including: map display, matrix view and point of reference searches.

Madrid, Spain, 3 September 2010: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, rolls out a brand new, cutting-edge booking solution for online players, using Amadeus Cars Plus XML technology.

Cars Plus XML business logic streamlines the messages from Amadeus Web Services, making it easier for online players to offer a comprehensive range of functionalities to their customers including: map display, matrix view and point of reference searches.

Launch partner Transhotel, a global consolidator of hotels and services for the travel agency community, chose Amadeus Cars to integrate a new cars module on their web portal, “with Amadeus Car Plus technology, we were able to implement exciting functionalities and easily customise the booking flow so that it fits transparently with our own ‘look and feel’. The Amadeus XML technology also integrates perfectly with our existing IT infrastructure including back office, payment solution and mark-up functionality,’’ commented Javier Sancho, Transhotel’s Contracting & Product Director. “After testing the new product in the Spanish market, the application will be available for all the travel agents that work with Transhotel worldwide”.

Amadeus Cars Plus is a multi-channel solution, which is already available for traditional travel agencies using Amadeus Selling Platform and now for online players and airlines via the e-Retail XML set of messages.

“As a technology partner for the travel industry, it is important for Amadeus to provide online players with a portfolio of solutions that meet their requirements in terms of development cost, flexibility and time to market” comments Jérôme Vanazzi, Director of Amadeus Cars. “And in the car arena, Amadeus Cars Plus XML answers the needs of online players who want to offer the latest functionalities, which can be fully integrated into their web application with minimum time and effort.

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Notes to the editors

About Transhotel
Transhotel Global Travel Services Provider is one of the world’s leaders in the sector with 28 branches worldwide. The company’s portfolio comprises of over 68,000 hotels offered to our 78,800 Travel Agency clients located throughout every continent.

With 16 years’ experience in hotel reservations and over 900 employees of more than 50 different nationalities, Transhotel has become a reference thanks to its quality service and great product offer. Additionally, Transhotel provides transfers and activities in destination in more than 120 countries.

Opting for innovation, made evident through its reservation platform, the TOR System Advanced, has positioned the company at the forefront with regard to new technologies within the tourism sector. Transhotel’s customer service has also become one of its hallmarks. The company’s Call Centre provides customer service in six languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Transhotel’s portfolio is also included in the Amadeus Hotel Store, the new tool from Amadeus, which is incorporated into the sales platform of over 62,000 travel agencies throughout the main markets.

More information at: www.transhotel.com

About Amadeus
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, car rental, 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 670 million billable travel transactions in 2009.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters and marketing), 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 72 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 31 December 2009, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,461 million and EBITDA of EUR 894 million. The Amadeus group employs over 9,300 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.amadeus.com.

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