Key facts and figures

Turnover

  • 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 Booking.com) and Travelocity (parent company of Lastminute) was in excess of 30 billion.

Employees

  • 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%.