Amadeus and Agoda have joined hands to offer travel agents access to pre-paid hotel content from 150,000 properties globally of Agoda. Travel agents all over the world will now be able to view Agoda’s content – available at the same price as Agoda’s website – and compare it to other content through a single screen, and book the content in one PNR with other content.
Christian Lukey, Head of Hotels, Mobility & Insurance, Asia Pacific, Amadeus said: “This is our first partnership with a B2C company in Asia, and an important one because it will enable travel agents to offer a competitive and seamless service, while reducing costs and increasing efficiency. We are privileged to be the first company to globally distribute Agoda’s diverse selection of hotels to agents and travelers.”
Having access to this hotel content through Amadeus will be especially important for business travel agents, as they will now be able to book Agoda inventory for travelling employees that complies with all the employer’s Duty of Care requirements, and add it to a single PNR with the employee’s other travel arrangements. In addition, Agoda’s content is pre-paid, making it a great option for employees that don’t have a company credit card.
Ernst Hemmer, Senior Director for Agoda said: “This partnership with Amadeus gives Agoda access to the global travel agent market and specifically the business travel sector, which is forecast to grow 5.8 percent annually to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020. Agoda customers enjoy access to a huge variety of hotels, apartments or villas for their holidays and leisure use, and through this partnership will now also be able to access these properties for business travel too. We look forward to working closely with Amadeus in the future and building on this partnership to offer more benefits to travel agents and their customers.”