Key facts and figures


  • In 2007, the annual worldwide turnover for Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport , was in excess of 7 billion.
  • In 2007, the annual worldwide gross bookings processed by Expedia, Opodo, Orbitz (patent company of Ebookers), Priceline (parent company of and Travelocity (parent company of Lastminute) was in excess of 30 billion.


  • Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport employ approximately more than 20,000 people globally.

Subscribers (travel agencies) & Participating airlines

  • Approximately 200,000 travel agencies are connected to Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport.

Number of bookings in the EU

  • The total number of bookings in the EU in 2007 was in excess of 250 million segments (i.e. one route).

The online travel market

  • In 2007, the estimated size of the European online travel market was 50 billion which represented almost 20% of the total European travel market. Of such amount, 35% (i.e. 17.5 billion) was generated by intermediaries (mainly online travel agencies) and 65% were direct sales by the travel providers.
  • By product, most of the online sales correspond to air travel (57%), followed by hotel and accommodation (17%), tour packages (14.5%). Rail (7.5%) and the remaining 4% corresponding to other products (mainly rent a car).
  • By Country, the UK accounted for 30% of the European online travel market in 2007, with Germany in second place at 19%.