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Amadeus e-Travel Management (Aergo) launches direct links to Europcar

Amadeus e-Travel Management (Aergo) launches direct links to Europcar

Category: Worldwide -
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2006-04-03

Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, today announced it has reached agreements with Europcar to offer direct links from Amadeus e-Travel Management (Aergo) thus enhancing the content offer already available through the self booking solution. The new functionality is called “e-Direct Connect for Cars”.

“With this functionality corporations retain access to the full range of content and pricing, the booking is seamlessly integrated with the TMC’s back office, and they have all the benefits that go with having a direct link to the car rental company,” explains Jérôme Destors, Commercial Director, e-Travel, Amadeus.

Corporations signing up to ”e-Direct Connect for cars” will benefit from the following features:
 Integrated shopping basket experience including direct car reservations along with flight, hotel and rail services
 Seamless connectivity to the inventory and rates of the content provider of their choice
 Multiple parallel direct links search
 Access to airport and non-airport car office locations
 Direct invoicing via unique billing reference number
 PNR integration on a range of travel distribution systems

Travel Management Companies will be able to offer all these features to their corporate customers and will be able to view the bookings made by their customers via the direct link.

“Europcar is the recognized technology leader in the car rental industry. With the direct link solution to Amadeus e-Travel Management we demonstrate again our commitment to make the booking process for business travellers fast and easy and to improve our services – yet another contribution to the objectives of our Global Quality Strategy. Corporations using this solution will have the highest connectivity and access level to our inventory and rates,” states Rafael Girona, COO Europcar International.

Driving down travel costs and making the booking process simpler and more convenient for business travellers, Amadeus e-Travel Management (Aergo) also offers corporations:
 Flexibility to access content from the distribution system of the corporation’s choosing.
 Direct links to more than 70 low cost carriers web sites, seamlessly integrating the search, selection and booking
 Direct access to local rail content, including SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and Swedish Rail.
 The ability for travellers to make side-by-side comparisons between web, scheduled air fares and rail travel options and book based on whether price, flexibility or schedule are key.
 An enhanced online administration function, which enables travel managers to ensure travel policies are optimised in real-time to deliver the maximum savings according to companies’ evolving travel policy. Thanks to an integrated reporting tool, all booking data is available to travel managers for analysis, reporting of travel spend and travel policy compliance and employee tracking.

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