Amadeus signs agreements with Fareportal, Simplenight and HotelPlanner

Amadeus on Tuesday announced new distribution agreements with Fareportal and the Simplenight commerce platform, as well as a new technology agreement with HotelPlanner.

The agreement with Fareportal, owner of online travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, expands Amadeus’ current partnership with the company to integrate New Distribution Capability-enabled offerings. Fareportal has been integrating NDC content from individual airlines, such as an agreement with American Airlines last year, and the agreement with Amadeus provides access to NDC-enabled content on the Amadeus Travel Platform. Amadeus is currently working with more than 20 airlines to distribute NDC content, more than half of which have content available on the platform.

The agreement is “significant given the role online travel agencies play in advancing NDC and accelerating its adoption around the world,” said Sam Abdou, executive vice president of airline distribution, search and online at Amadeus, in a statement. a statement.

With Simplenight, for which travel is just one of several types of providers in its network, the multi-year agreement will integrate the travel content and end-to-end workflow of the Amadeus Travel Platform. The deal “will further our goals of delivering a seamless booking experience for all of our customers around the world,” according to Simplenight founder and CEO Mark Halberstein.

With hotel-only travel agency HotelPlanner, which counts corporate and group travel among its booking services, Amadeus has reached an agreement that will implement Amadeus Web Services “to provide advanced functionality to extend our hospitality offerings while improving the operational efficiency and productivity of the platform,” HotelPlanner CEO Tim Hentschel said in a statement. Among HotelPlanner’s specializations is its closed user group product, which makes unpublished discounted rates available to members, including for business meetings and corporate travel.

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