Madrid, Spain & Bangkok, Thailand, 7 September 2015: China’s burgeoning travel sector takes another global leap as Amadeus signs an agreement with Shijie99, China’s leading travel e-commerce aggregator, to power their international growth.
The multi-year agreement will include the provision of extensive air content via Amadeus’ advanced Master Pricer search technology for points of sale outside of mainland China. Prepaid and postpaid hotel and car rental, as well as rail content will be available to customers in all markets, including China.
Catering to inbound tourism and Chinese travellers in overseas markets, the agreement will enable Shijie99 to expand and diversify its product portfolio by adopting the same technology used by leading global online travel agents. This means that travellers will have access to the finest global content via the best search technology, meeting the needs of travellers today and into the future.
Ms. Feng Na, COO of Shijie99 said, “Shijie99 has enjoyed phenomenal growth in China, becoming the leading e-commerce aggregator in a matter of years. As we look to drive similar success outside of China, collaboration with a global leader like Amadeus is critical. Our partnership means that travellers will have access to the best global content via the best search technology, meeting the needs of travellers today and into the future.”
Sebastien Gibergues, Head of Leisure Online & Travel Media, Amadeus, said, “Shijie99 is a powerhouse in China’s expanding travel industry, delivering content to the leading travel players. I have no doubt that Amadeus’ leading technology and comprehensive global content will support Shijie99 in their international expansion. This is a great match and an exciting partnership, and Amadeus is proud to be part of Shijie's global growth."
Albert Pozo, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific, commented, “Amadeus continues to invest in technology and solutions that enable the success of Asia Pacific travel players, as we have done for many years. The agreement with Shijie99 is the latest of many successful partnerships in the region and we are excited to enable and support their expansion onto the global stage.”
Amadeus made tremendous progress in the China market with a focus on forming and nurturing partnerships with Chinese travel industry players to help increase their international competitiveness. For more details, please visit www.amadeus.com/blog
Notes to the editors:
About Shijie99 (Beijing) E-Commerce Co. Ltd.
Shijie99, founded in February 2014, is a supplier of independent outbound travel products, providing the most stable service and holding the largest trade volume in China. The monthly online transaction volume hits more than 250 million RMB.
Shijie99 has accesses to the core resources from the four major GDS including the world’s largest GDS Amadeus, and more than 40 overseas large-scale suppliers. Moreover, it has also realized the automatic online operation in China market with services covering more than 200 popular travel destinations, including regions in Asia, America, Europe, Australia, etc.
Shijie99 now has several divisions focused on international air tickets, international hotel, destination services, and the cloud trade platform. It also owns a R&D Center in Tianjin, Shijie99 International Travel Agency and a travel intelligence company. Fundamentally, Shijie99 is product-oriented. The lowest price, the most convenient service, and the most abundant resources are the core competitiveness which help the company to make vigorous progress.
To find out more about Shijie99 please visit www.shijie99.com.
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 13,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol “AMS.MC” and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
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