The European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) was launched in 2009 to represent and promote the interests of global distribution systems (GDSs) and travel distributors, towards the industry, policy-makers, opinion formers, consumer groups and all other relevant European stakeholders. The association, based in Brussels, encourages and supports full transparency, fair competition and consumer choice in the travel distribution chain.
ETTSA's members include Amadeus, ebookers, Expedia, Odigeo (and its brands eDreams, GoVoyages, Opodo and Travelink), Sabre (including its affiliate lastminute.com), and Travelport. ATPCO and OAG are Supporting Partners of ETTSA. read more
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories €“ Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations €“ data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires Bangkok and Dubai. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 219 markets.
The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs over 8,900 employees worldwide, representing 105 nationalities.
Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travellers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travelers. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com, hotels.com, Hotwire, Egencia (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor, Expedia Local Expert, Classic Vacations and eLong. Expedia, Inc.'s companies operate more than 60 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index.
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel agency locations. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate travel reservation technology; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; E-site marketing, specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies; and TRAMS Marketing Alliance (TMA), a marketing promotions services for leisure travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor Vacations, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging for the travel agency marketplace.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available a http://www.sabre-holdings.com
Travelport is one of the world's largest travel conglomerates offering broad based business services to companies operating in the global travel industry. The company is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands; GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services; IT Services and Software, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines. With 2008 revenues of $2.5 billion, Travelport operates in approximately 160 countries and has over 5,500 employees. Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Travelport management. For further information, please visit: http://www.travelport.com
Opodo is a leading pan-European online travel company specialising in worldwide travel. Opodo was created in 2001 by nine of Europe's leading airlines - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and Lufthansa. Amadeus, the travel technology company took a controlling interest in the company in June 2004.
Opodo addresses the real needs of today's traveller by offering an unbiased and competitively priced online travel service for world travel. Customers can enjoy excellent offers from 500 airlines, 65,000 hotel properties, car hire, city breaks, lifestyle holidays, ski deals, tailor made and dynamically packaged holidays, comprehensive travel insurance and value added services such as airport parking.
Opodo operates in thirteen European markets: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden."
ebookers.com is a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel. ebookers.com makes travel bookings easier and offers excellent value travel with a best price guarantee. ebookers.com offers a wide range of travel products including a choice of over 250 airlines, more than 80,000 hotels, holidays including ski and cruise packages, car hire and insurance.
ebookers.com is part of Orbitz Worldwide (http://corp.orbitz.com), a leading global online travel company, with its global headquarters based in Chicago, IL, USA. ebookers.com is a one-stop shop for online travel and prides itself on its insider knowledge and smart travel tips which appeal to well-travelled people. The company operates local online travel agencies across 13 countries in Europe and its headquarters are in Central London.
eDreams, with headquarters in Barcelona and offices in Spain and Italy, has experienced higher growth over the past few years than any e-commerce travel company in Europe. It offers the widest selection and the best prices on the market for flights, hotels and vacation packages on its websites.
eDreams is one of Southern Europe€™s major e-commerce websites. Every day, more than 250,000 people visit our website to search for and book tickets for their travels. Each week, eDreams sends over 1 million clients an email featuring the best deals.
eDreams currently has offices in Barcelona, Milan, Dusseldorf, Lisbon, London and Paris.
ATPCO serves as the airfare data provider for more than 460 airlines worldwide, which together represent 97 percent of scheduled commercial air travel. With customers on six continents in 165 countries, its airline customers range from large intercontinental network carriers to small regional companies. Fares from all these airlines are sent to another set of customers, the global distribution systems (such including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport) and other computer reservation systems that use the data to issue tickets. In addition, ATPCO supports travel agencies, airlines, cargo carriers, governments, and industry organizations with fare information.