Eager to offer travel sellers spanning the globe numerous options and more rewards, Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and Amadeus have strategically joined forces.
Following this development, global travel sellers will now be able to book EAN’s rates and availabilities spanning over 350,000 hotels worldwide through Amadeus, including full-service hotel brands, boutique hotels and serviced apartments. This will allow them to deliver a more bespoke travel experience to their clients.
Those making the most of EAN’s competitive options via Amadeus Hotels will enjoy a fully automated process, which will save them both time and money. From searching, to booking, to invoicing, the information will be automatically and seamlessly transferred.
Meanwhile, key benefits for travel sellers include travel itineraries with all the details, allowing sellers to easily acquire the traveller’s hotel, flight, car rental and other details. This will allow corporate customers to easily track their business travellers.
Adding to this, Amadeus offers travel sellers multiple payment methods, including pre-payment, post-payment via agency or traveller credit card, credit line, bank transfer, voucher and more.
Finally, with the help of Amadeus’ fully integrated technology, travel sellers booking EAN’s rates and availabilities will only need to input the booking details once. The information will go straight to the accounting department and the invoice will be issued directly to the customer, facilitating the commission reconciliation process and ensuring quick payment. The integration of business intelligence platforms will ensure that each booking is tracked and analysed, allowing travel sellers to make the best decisions for their customers and gain maximum profits and rewards.
Enthusing on the new partnership was vice president of sales – EMEA and LATAM, EAN, Alfonso Paredes: “Travel sellers connected to Amadeus will now be able to offer their travellers competitive rates and availabilities at more than 350,000 properties worldwide. Amadeus is a trusted technology partner for the travel industry, and we are excited to partner with them to offer cutting-edge technology and enterprise-class support so that Amadeus can deliver more choice to all travellers.”
Also commenting was director of hotel distribution, Amadeus, Peter Waters: “Travellers today demand a more personalised offer from travel sellers as they seek unique travel experiences. Having as much content as possible to choose from and reliable systems to process the search and booking is key for our customers. At Amadeus, we are continuously working to make sure we deliver the best results for both these needs. Working in new and innovative ways with market leaders like Expedia Affiliate Network is a testament to this.”