As speculated last week, Amadeus is buying hotel technology provider TravelClick in a $1.52 billion deal.
The agreement is the biggest strategic move Amadeus has made on the hospitality tech front - firmly pitting it against Sabre and other players in the hotel reservation system arena.
“Our ambition is to provide the hospitality industry with the tools they need to grow their businesses and deliver a great experience to their guests,” says Luis Maroto, president and CEO of Amadeus. “The combination of our two portfolios will allow us to provide that to hotels of all shapes and sizes across the world.”
Francisco Perez-Lozao, senior vice president of strategic growth businesses at Amadeus, adds: “This is a huge step forward for Amadeus in hospitality. While we have already made strong progress with the large chains, TravelClick gives us access to the mid-chain and independent hotel segment that makes up almost three-quarters of the market. We can now serve the entire industry with a very broad portfolio of solutions, and we are looking for significant growth in the years ahead.”
About 1,100 TravelClick employees will join Amadeus as part of the deal.
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