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Direct Travel, Inc. partners with Amadeus to further advance its strategic vision in corporate travel

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Leading U.S. corporate travel management company will benefit from Amadeus’ global distribution solutions and expertise

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today it has entered into a strategic alliance with Direct Travel, Inc., the business travel management provider ranked among the top corporate travel management companies in the U.S., to deliver distribution services and support.

In addition to global distribution, Direct Travel will utilize the Amadeus Selling Platform, the world’s most widely used point-of-sale platform for travel professionals.  Amadeus’ flagship browser-based, content-rich retailing application makes it faster, easier and more efficient for travel professionals to sell and serve travelers. Amadeus and Direct Travel will also be exploring potential opportunities to partner on future technology initiatives.

“Technology plays a critical role in our ability to execute on our aggressive growth strategy and helps our clients stay ahead of the ever-accelerating pace of business,” said Ed Adams, CEO, Direct Travel, Inc.  “Our partnership with Amadeus will ensure we can fully serve our clients’ needs as we continue to expand and strengthen our business opportunities and relationships.”

Adams added that working with the right partners like Amadeus is key as Direct Travel continues with its established growth strategy focused on small and mid-market targeted acquisitions, along with sales to new and existing clients. In April, Direct Travel announced the acquisition of Caldwell Travel, a Nashville-area travel management company, as well as Maryland-based Travel Destinations Management Group, marking the company’s fifth acquisition in the past three years.

“Direct Travel is on a strong trajectory of business growth and delivering optimal service and value to their clients. We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with them and for the opportunity to provide our global distribution and technology expertise and solutions to help them further their success,” said Stephane Durand, Chief Commercial Officer, Amadeus North America.

Offering scalable systems, a community-based open platform approach and an integrated solutions portfolio, Amadeus is in a unique position to assist corporate travel customers who are looking to expand and evolve. Additionally, travel management companies such as Direct Travel benefit from Amadeus’ capabilities in critical areas such as robust search and faring and ease of integration of additional systems and partners.

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