Amadeus ties us with five online travel agencies in India
Capitalizing on opportunities in a rapidly growing market, Amadeus has managed to get associated with five online travel agencies as a technology provider in India. (2/5/2007)
The five OTAs are Indiatimes, MakeMyTrip, Sify, Travelguru and Yatra.
Each of these online travel agencies (OTAs) is using the Amadeus API, giving online access to - and the ability book - the full range of domestic and international airline content in Amadeus’ distribution system. Each has also chosen Amadeus Master Pricer, an international air fare search engine.
Ankur Bhatia, managing director, Amadeus India said, “The new genre of online travel is fast sweeping the nation and Amadeus is right there in the leadership slot empowering all major players who at present account for almost 65 percent of total online travel in India.”
During the EyeforTravel’s inaugural conference in New Delhi in October last year, the online travel market in India was expected to cross $750 million in 2006. By 2008, it is expected to exceed $2 billion.