Travel tech player Amadeus has announced a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with Booking.com to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Platform for the first time.
The new partnership will enable travel sellers to access Booking.com’s array of listings, including hotels, motels, resorts, homes, and apartments via the Amadeus Travel Platform, which will see a 30 per cent boost in accommodation options.
They will be able to access the new content in the coming months through multiple points of sale, including Amadeus Selling Platform Connect and, for corporate bookers, through Amadeus Cytric Travel & Expense.
Jorge Elliott, executive vice president of travel content sourcing for travel channels at Amadeus, said: “We’re confident that the partnership between Amadeus and Booking.com will bring a number of benefits to our travel seller community.
“Amadeus’ technology combined with Booking.com’s content means that travel sellers can search, book and integrate Booking.com’s content seamlessly, ensuring the booking process is simple, and trips can easily be customised for travellers.
“This is all part of our mission to build a live travel space to create better journeys.”
Ripsy Bandourian, vice president of partnerships at Booking.com, said: “We’re constantly on the lookout for strategic collaborations that can enable us to reach even more people around the globe, empowering them to easily discover and book their ideal travel experiences via Booking.com.
“We’re delighted to be working with a partner like Amadeus that truly shares our passion for technology and innovation. Together, we are looking forward to seamlessly connecting even more travellers with the stays and trip experiences that are just right for them.”
The announcement comes not long after Amadeus strengthened its partnerships with online travel agency Travix and Chinese start-up Heycars.
It also follows news that Booking.com is set to start charging hotels commissions on resort fees, as well as other fee-based services like WiFi, on top of a hotel’s base rate, according to Skift.