Madrid, 13 June, 2006
– Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, and Terminal A, Spain’s fourth largest online travel agency, today report on a year of successful technology partnership. Amadeus will support Terminal A’s ambitious international expansion plans.
Since the beginning of the year Terminal A has doubled its overall bookings, during which time the Spanish online travel agency market grew by only 8%, according to Amadeus estimates. The online travel agency is now the fourth largest in Spain and has aggressive expansion plans.
“Last year, we expected the partnership with Amadeus to boost bookings by 20% but this year our growth has far exceeded that,” says Georges Sans Managing Director of Terminal A, “Off the back of that success, we plan to use Amadeus’ global technology platform to support our ambitious growth plans into international markets.”
“Terminal A is an exciting agency to work with, enjoying fast growth in the market and looking to grow internationally. We look forward to supporting that growth and continuing what has already been a very successful partnership,” says Gillian Gibson, Vice President, Multinational Customer Group, Amadeus.
Amadeus and Terminal A announced their partnership in July 2005. Amadeus has similar agreements with the top four online travel agencies in Spain and nearly all of Europe’s leading online travel agencies.
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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 & Consultancy.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 75 countries covering more than 215 markets. The company has over 6,500 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities. For the six months ended 30 June 2005, Amadeus reported revenues of €1,226.1m and net income of €154.2m. More information about Amadeus is available at: www.amadeus.com
TerminalA is the latest European success story in the online travel industry. TerminalA reached a 20% market share within 2 years and since the beginning of 2006 has been ranked in 3rd position (based on Gross booking value).
TerminalA is unique for being focused on Air Ticket sales as opposed to other portals with a wider range of products including holiday packages, restaurant reservations etc.
TerminalA has an average of 15 millions pages viewed per month and 700 000 unique visits.
TerminalA began its international expansion in 2006, opening France and will be in other European capitals in the next 6 months.
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