Press Release
Partnership Enables Travel Agents In Central And Eastern Europe To Sell Hotel Reservations Online

New version of Amadeus Agency Internet Engine ‘Symphony’ includes reservation data for more than 50,000 hotels
  • Partnership with hotel consolidator enables hotel reservations as well as bookings for flights and other travel services via travel agents’ websites
Madrid, Spain, June 2008  – Amadeus, the leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, has partnered with Go Global Travel to provide content enabling hotel reservation functionality for travel agents via Amadeus’ Agency Internet Engine ‘Symphony.’

This new addition will be available to existing customers in Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Slovakia by the end of the Summer, thanks to an XML link to Go Global Travel’s system from Symphony.

The fact that hotel consolidator company Go Global Travel provides data on more than 50,000 hotels in 183 countries worldwide will make the Amadeus’ platform a boon for travel agents. The partnership also marks the launch of the second version of Symphony – developed by Amadeus Czech Republic – which will provide travel agencies with online hotel room booking functionality for leisure and business travel.

Symphony already enables travellers to search for and book travel services such as travel insurance and the lowest air fares via Amadeus Master Pricer low-fare search engine. Importantly, thanks to the partnership, the additional hotel reservation function will allow a more streamlined process for booking journeys, cutting out the need for travellers to input their details twice.

Jan Bartak, Sales and Marketing Director, Amadeus Czech Republic and Slovakia said: “We have launched this online solution to help attract travellers to travel agency websites when buying travel online enabling the customer to create his own tailor-made travel package – paying for flights, hotels and travel insurance in one go,” he says.

Go Global Travel is an Israeli company with offices across the globe, which provides data on hotels on all six continents and sells to over 15,000 retail travel agents and tour operators worldwide. Natalie Dekalo, General Manager of the company said: “We are very excited by this new joint enterprise with Amadeus on their Symphony platform. It is truly a breakthrough development for our common and potential travel trade partners, and we look forward to increasing business and driving additional revenue for all parties involved.”

The Symphony platform allows travel agents to easily customise and integrate Symphony’s “shopping basket” feature into their existing website and enables customers to compare scheduled airline and low cost carrier fares. Symphony also offers the opportunity for travel agents to generate additional revenues by providing non-air travel products and services such as insurance, allowing travellers to make purchases without leaving the website.

Existing Symphony customers can gain access to Symphony 2.0 from mid-June in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and from September in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.


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Notes to the editors

Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.

More information about Amadeus is available at: www.amadeus.com

Go Global Travel is a leading hotels wholesaler, dedicated to travel trade partners only, selling to over 15000 retail travel agents and tour operators in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our winning formula - consolidating direct purchasing and product from various sources on a cutting edge, all-in-one technological platform, with real time streamlined process from search to book and sell online, combining global supply of hotels on all six continents at highly competitive prices with top professional and efficient support centers

More information about Go Global Travel is available at: www.goglobal.travel

Contact details

Amadeus Media Relations
Corporate & Marketing Communication
tel : +34 91 582 7809
fax : +34 91 582 0188
E-mail: mediarelations@amadeus.com


Go Global Travel Ltd
Mrs Natalie Dekalo
Tel: + 972 3 6126191/2/3/4
Fax: +972 3 6126195
E-mail: natalie@goglobal-travel.com