July 9, 2021, Moscow: The largest consolidator of the Russian market for the sale of air and rail tickets, the Vipservice Holding and Amadeus, a global provider of information technology for the travel industry, announce the expansion of successful cooperation. Actively developing its own platform for booking ground services, Vipservice has integrated an extensive hotel resource provided by Amadeus into its HotelStar system.
Amadeus Hotels is becoming a point of access to millions of hotel offers from all over the world for partners and clients of Vipservice Holding, including corporate customers. Along with Amadeus Value Hotels (AVH) prepaid rate options, the resource publishes rates directly from chain and independent hotels. In total, the new portfolio includes more than 1 million properties around the world, including Russia.
The project will provide many advantages for HotelStar users, including access to a wide range of various accommodation options (from luxury hotels to small boutique and business hotels, budget accommodation options). In addition, seasonal offers, promotions and favorable booking conditions for various business models (commissions, net and negotiated rates) will be available. Hotel booking is displayed in its own B2B and B2C applications for Vipservice Holding clients and in the CheckMytrip application, which provides the traveler with quick access to all travel components. A powerful search filter allows you to quickly find offers that meet the criteria for both tourist and business travel, easily compare and determine the best accommodation option.
Irina Solovyova, CEO of Vipservice Holding:“Over the past five years, our partner and I have been implementing at least two technology projects a year, one of which is always aimed at implementing our globalization strategy. Last year, we introduced the next generation business intelligence platform Amadeus Travel Intelligence to monitor market trends and adapt development strategies in the Russian and foreign markets. Then it was access to the sale of air tickets according to the IATA NDC standard, booking of foreign railways through Amadeus Rail. The time has come for the extensive hotel content that we have connected with the Amadeus Hotels platform.”
Leonid Marmer, General Director of the Russian office of Amadeus: “Vipservice strives to always be at the forefront of advanced technologies, thanks to which the company anticipates and successfully meets new challenges. Today it is an example of the implementation of the innovative Amadeus Hotels solution, which will open up even more opportunities for the development of the hotel business of Vipservice and its partners. Vipservice is one of the key Amadeus customers in Eastern Europe. By joining forces with such a strong partner, we can help the industry recover faster by leveraging best-in-class digitalization tools and efficiently managing the diversity of global travel content.”
The holding was founded in 1993. Today Vipservice is more than 8 types of business: subagent network, corporate travel service, online ticket agency, individual outbound tourism services and training center. As an operator, Vipservice manages a federal network of service centers for booking air and rail transportation, as well as three hotel projects.
More than 13 million passengers travel annually using travel documents issued through the holding. Ticket sales of Vipservice in terms of the number of travel documents sold exceeds entire countries, for example, Thailand.
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Amadeus has been developing technology for over 30 years in partnership with the travel and transportation industry. The company combines a deep understanding of travel with the ability to design and deliver the most sophisticated, reliable and mission-critical systems customers need. With Amadeus, more than 1.6 billion travelers annually access travel agencies, airlines, hotels and other travel providers in more than 190 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the IBEX 35 Index and listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange as AMS.MC. The company has also been listed on the EuroStoxx50 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past eight years.
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