HotelPlanner selects Amadeus to Expand Inventory for Corporate & Leisure Channels

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Deal includes a long-term agreement to share next-generation hospitality technology and hotel room inventory to support global business expansion.

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HotelPlanner, a global travel technology platform and hotel booking engine, today announced a new long-term service agreement with Amadeus. HotelPlanner will deploy Amadeus Web Services to access the breadth and depth of hotel content available via the Amadeus Travel Platform. The new partnership comes as Amadeus grows its hospitality footprint to complement its industry-leading position in air distribution and airline IT.

Tim Hentschel, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, HotelPlanner, said, “As a top hotel booking platform for all types of travelers worldwide, it is critically important that we provide our customers access to the most accurate and timely hotel room inventory and user experience. Our new relationship with Amadeus gives us the opportunity to deliver advanced functionality to broaden our hospitality offerings, while improving operational efficiency and platform productivity. And we look forward to expanding this partnership in the coming years.”

Amadeus Web Services will enable HotelPlanner to enhance its current offerings and deliver new solutions designed to provide unique value to its customers. HotelPlanner has partnerships with some of the largest online travel agencies (OTAs) in the world, and thousands of affiliate partners, specializing in “Closed User Group” discount rates only available in private sales environments.

Rajiv Rajian, EVP and Chief Commercial Offer, Americas, Amadeus, said, “Today’s announcement with HotelPlanner, one of the largest hotel-focused travel agencies, with locations in the US, Europe and APAC, marks a significant addition to the Amadeus family of customers. We continue to realize significant growth in North America, including in both air travel and hotel distribution, as leading brands choose Amadeus as their technology and content partner. We are excited to partner with HotelPlanner and look forward to being a key part of their growth strategy in the years to come.”

About Amadeus

Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways.

We have developed our technology in partnership with the travel industry for over 30 years. We combine a deep understanding of how people travel with the ability to design and deliver the most complex, trusted, critical systems our customers need. We help connect over 1.9 billion people a year to local travel providers in over 190 countries.

We have a global mindset and a local presence wherever our customers need us. Our purpose is to shape the future of travel. We are passionate in our pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys.

Amadeus is an IBEX 35 company, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under AMS.MC. The company has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last 10 years.

To find out more about Amadeus, visit http://www.amadeus.com.

About HotelPlanner

HotelPlanner is a leading travel technology company that combines proprietary artificial intelligence and a 24/7 gig economy-based reservations and customer service network, to quickly and seamlessly serve all traveller hotel & accommodation needs from a single platform.

HotelPlanner is one of the world’s top providers of individual, group and corporate travel bookings, specializing in unique “Closed User Group” discount rates. Founded in 2003, HotelPlanner has enduring partnerships with the world’s largest Online Travel Agencies, well-known hotel chains, individual hotels, online wedding providers, ancillary lodging providers, corporations, sports franchises, universities and government agencies.

Contacts:
Kimberly Axtell
Senior Communications Specialist
Communications and Brand, North America
Amadeus

Philip Ballard
Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations
HotelPlanner
Philip.ballard@hotelplanner.com

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