Amadeus, Travelodge sign global distribution deal

Amadeus has launched a distribution deal with Travelodge, the UK’s fastest-growing budget hotel chain with more than 490 properties in the UK, Ireland and Spain. This deal enables Travelodge to expand its distribution reach to budget-conscious travellers using the services of travel professionals. Around 80% of Travelodge hotels are located in major city centres and popular holiday locations. The budget hotel chain is also growing rapidly with plans to operate 70,000 rooms (approximately 1,000 hotels) by 2020 and today is the biggest hotel operator in London. This distribution agreement will help Travelodge to attract more business travellers to their properties, as rooms for the chain will be seamlessly integrated into Amadeus Selling Platform and its user-friendly Hotels Plus booking tool, used in more than 90,000 travel professional points of sale worldwide. Travelodge rooms will also be bookable through Amadeus e-Travel Management, the self-booking tool for corporate travellers, as well as being made available to online travel sites and third party developers using Amadeus Web Services.