Travel technology company Abacus International has sealed a new hotel partnership with China’s domestic GDS, TravelSky.
The ‘Joint Hotel Sharing Technology Service Agreement’ will see the two parties share their respective hotel content. The deal is intended to provide a more extensive range of hotel options to travel agents in China and across the Asia region.
“This partnership with Abacus… makes for a very unique and powerful alliance for TravelSky,” said Xue Qiang, Vice President Tour & Transportation Solutions for TravelSky. “The new partnership will see both parties tapping on each other’s strengths to increase their portfolios and further their presence in the hotel content distribution sector both in China and across the region.”
Under the terms of the partnership, Abacus will provide TravelSky’s agencies with access to more than 100,000 hotel properties from an estimated 300 global hotel chains. In return, TravelSky will provide Abacus agencies with access to more than 30,000 hotel properties in China.
“Our partnership with TravelSky significantly augments the number of hotel options we are able to offer our travel agents,” said Brett Henry, Abacus’ Vice President of Marketing. “As travel to and from China continues to grow, it is important that we strike up the right partnerships and get access to content that our agencies need in order to meet the needs of their travellers.”
Sabre Holdings, which owns a stake in Abacus, recently announced a similar hotel content agreement with TravelSky.