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Restel and Amadeus enhance traveler choice by offering a wider range of hotel properties to travel sellers

Bertrand Cognard

Corporate Communications

This unique agreement sees Amadeus become the first GDS to offer Restel’s portfolio of 150,000 hotel properties

Travelers are demanding greater choice and convenience regardless of the channel through which they choose to shop.

Now, travel sellers can easily and conveniently search and book Restel’s extensive portfolio of more than 150,000 aggregated hotels through Amadeus. The move means travel sellers in Europe, Middle East and Africa can incorporate Restel hotel bookings alongside flights and other travel products in a single traveler itinerary, whilst benefitting from Amadeus’ fully automated processes and wide variety of payment options. It represents a growth of around 20% in hotel availability through Amadeus.

Restel is part of the Hotusa Group, a company that has grown from its roots as an alliance of independent hotel chains in Spain to offer a wide range of hotel operation and aggregation services. Importantly, the agreement secures the same hotel content that can be found in Restel’s own B2B web booking platform.

Restel’s hotel content, including independents and major hotel chains, is now available to travel sellers through Amadeus’ comprehensive points of sale & Web Services. Travel sellers will benefit from Restel’s particularly strong coverage across Western European markets such as Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain and the UK.

Peter Waters, EVP, Hotels, Mobility & Insurance at Amadeus says, “Travelers are seeking a more personalised and comprehensive service from travel sellers that caters for their unique needs. Providing the most extensive range of content and highly efficient tools for booking, servicing and payment processes is at the centre of our strategy for hotel distribution. This agreement means we have further extended the range of hotels we can offer while maintaining our high standards of integration and ease of use.”

Amancio López Seijas, president of Grupo Hotusa, says: “Working with a trusted technology provider to the travel industry like Amadeus is an excellent way to ensure travel sellers and corporations gain access to our wide range of hotel inventory. For our hotel partners, it greatly expands their reach, opening up new revenue opportunities and markets through Amadeus’ proven technology.”