Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, and KAYAK, a leading travel search company, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement that expands the companies’ current relationship.
As a result of this new agreement, KAYAK will expand the use of Amadeus’ airline fare and availability technology in its efforts to provide the most comprehensive and accurate flight search results for KAYAK’s global websites and mobile applications. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Amadeus has been a valued partner of ours since 2006 and has helped KAYAK achieve greater efficiencies with our global search services by utilizing Amadeus’ innovative Meta Pricer platform,” commented Keith Melnick, Chief Commercial Officer, KAYAK. “We are pleased to be expanding our relationship and look forward to continued collaboration with the Amadeus team.”
“Our partnership over the years with KAYAK, in addition to our extended agreement today, showcases further evidence of Amadeus’ ongoing, significant role at the core of technology and travel, specifically for metasearch and online travel. We have focused heavily on innovation to bring value to KAYAK and its online customers on a daily basis, and we look forward to the next stage of expanded relationship,” stated Holger Taubmann, Senior Vice President Distribution, Amadeus worldwide.
Since 2006, Amadeus has provided KAYAK with advanced global search capabilities based on its Meta Pricer platform. Amadeus Meta Pricer is a solution for travel metasearch companies that enables them to efficiently and quickly retrieve and return airline fares and availabilities to their users, while also reducing both travel search company and airline website operation costs.
“As a leading and growing innovator in online travel, KAYAK’s selection of Amadeus as a technology partner is a testament to the focus and investment which we have made in our online search solutions for North America and on a global basis,” said Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America.