Amadeus and Orbitz Enter Strategic Partnership

  • Amadeus
  • 02.10.14
Amadeus and Orbitz Worldwide announced they have entered into a new multi-year agreement to provide technology and distribution services to powerOrbitz brands in North America.

 
Under the new agreement, Amadeus will deliver its technology and global distribution system services to support Orbitz brands in North America.  Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
“As part of our decision to move to a multi-GDS strategy and after in-depth review of provider options, we are delighted to be working with Amadeus in North America," said Chris Orton, chief operating officer of Orbitz.com. "We look forward to incorporating their technology and innovation to maintain our edge as the best online and mobile sites to buy travel.” 

Orbitz Worldwide focuses on using innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises and vacation packages. The Orbitz portfolio includes online consumer travel brands known worldwide, including Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com in North America, ebookers.com in Europe and HotelClub.com, based in Asia Pacific with global operations.
 
“We couldn’t be more pleased and excited about our new partnership with Orbitz,"  said Holger Taubmann, senior vice president of distribution for Amadeus IT Group. "This agreement to serve Orbitz needs in North America is further testament to Amadeus’ significant investment and focus on delivering the global reach and technology services that are critical to the largest online travel agencies.”
 
Worldwide, Amadeus has achieved and continues to expand its leading position in serving the needs of online travel companies by providing them with technology and services that help ensure they attract more traffic, better convert selling opportunities and optimize the consumer experience for the end traveler.
 
Additionally in the North American market, Amadeus has built a dedicated team of experts and regionally focused technology solutions to serve the specialized needs of established and emerging online travel companies.
 
“We look forward to our new partnership with Orbitz in North America and providing them with the advanced technology and services that help them continue their success and ability to serve travelers,” said Scott Gutz, president and CEO of Amadeus North America. “This new agreement is a major milestone for Amadeus in North America. It supports our unique investment and dedicated focus in the online travel sector and our overall expanding footprint in the region.”



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