12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
Leading GDS and IT solutions company Amadeus announced it would continue its policy of different fees for different types of air bookings in 2005.The new model, which comes into effect on January 1, will "further differentiate" fees charged for different bookings.David Jones, executive vice president commercial of the Madrid-based company, said 2005 fees would range for Euro 2.67 to Euro 4.90.He said the 2004 pricing model had been "widely accepted by our airline custoemrs."The 2005 model will expand the two fee categories of 2004 to four in 2005. These are:* short haul sold in an airline's prime market* long haul sold in an airline's prime market* short haul sold outside anairline's prime market* long haul sold outside an airline's prime market. In a move which seems to be aimed at offsetting any impact from the probable de-regulation of GDSs in Europe next year, Amadues said it will also offer airlines the option of putting all their content out via this GDS.The full content option will be available to all carriers in the EMEA region.Amadeus said it would "guarantee" agents access to full online content including their lowest fares in return for a "competitive booking fee."