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Amadeus powers instant search for leading online travel agency Trip.com

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:52
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Trip.com will use Amadeus Master Pricer Instant Search to deliver the speed, accuracy and booking availability customers want in a world where every second counts.

SINGAPORE – Once an online travel agency (OTA) gets a customer to visit their website, how does it keep them there to
make a booking? This is no simple feat, as the average traveler tends to visit 38 websites while booking a trip[1]. Speed
matters – just a few more seconds and shoppers might open another tab and look elsewhere. But equally important is the
ability to deliver the cheapest, most relevant, and bookable fares.

Trip.com, a leading online travel agency part of the Ctrip Group, is tackling this head on by partnering with Amadeus and
adopting Amadeus Master Pricer Instant Search to deliver the ultimate search and shopping experience to customers.

Used by the world’s leading online travel agencies and metasearch companies, the solution serves up the best available
airfares within milliseconds, and without compromising the accuracy of those search results. Through a five-year
technology agreement with Amadeus, Trip.com will be able to present the most economical, convenient and inspirational
offers to travelers that fully correspond to their expectations, critical to converting online ‘lookers’ into ‘bookers’.

Jane Sun, CEO, Ctrip Group said, “In today’s world of online travel it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second
counts. Amadeus’ solution delivers a powerful combination of speed, accuracy and booking availability that our customers
want, and this is critical to helping Trip.com differentiate its offering. This partnership is also key to supporting
Trip.com’s rollout to English speaking customers in international markets.”

Amadeus Master Pricer Instant Search is designed so travelers receive an immediate response aggregated from millions of
real booking results precomputed according to their needs. It uses advanced algorithms, smart cache refresh mechanisms
and live availability check in order to deliver search results instantly without compromising availability or quality.
With access to the most comprehensive airline inventory available, the solution provides recommendations for both round-
trip and one-way searches and access to the lowest fares.

“We are excited to support the growth of a dynamic company like Trip.com. The online travel space is increasingly
crowded, and we believe that the ability to respond fast is a competitive advantage. But this must be delivered hand in
hand with relevance and availability. We’re confident that Amadeus Master Pricer is the best solution to deliver this and
more, and will give Trip.com an edge over others as it scales into new markets,”
said Decius Valmorbida, Senior Vice
President, Travel Channels, Amadeus.

Amadeus Master Pricer Instant Search supports targeting new customers and travelers on the-go via the mobile channel. It
is concise, relevant and instantaneous, which is a perfect combination for mobile apps.

 

 

[1] Traveler Attribution study, Millward Brown Digital

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.