Amadeus has joined forces with China’s retail platform, Meituan, in a partnership that will bring more benefits to the users on both sides.
Hoteliers using iHotelier Channel Management’s network of 400+ global and local channels will be able to connect directly to Meituan to share their availability, rates and inventory, further maximising their distribution capabilities and driving demand to their properties.
Meanwhile, Meituan’s platform is favoured among millennials in China, and enables its hundreds of millions of users to book anything from restaurants, movie tickets and travel itineraries. With this new partnership, Meituan will give its users access to new hotel content across the world.
“We’re happy to partner with Amadeus to expand the hotel inventory on our platform. We’re confident that together, we can boost travel bookings and help more travellers build better journeys,” said Vincent Xie, general manager, overseas lodging, Meituan.
“(Meituan’s) understanding of the market and user experience in China is unparalleled. We are proud to enable our iHotelier customers to connect to Meituan users,” added Malcolm Cheong, general manager, hospitality, China, Amadeus.