Amadeus GDS, commanding a market share exceeding 40 percent, is a globally influential distribution system established in 1987 by Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa, and SAS. Originating as a European alternative to the American Sabre GDS, it has expanded its reach to cater to travel businesses in 190 countries.
Counting online travel agencies (OTAs), travel management companies (TMCs), host travel agencies, air consolidators, and various digital travel sellers among its clientele, Amadeus facilitates the exploration, comparison, and booking of inventory through a suite of application programming interfaces (APIs). Notably, these include:
Amadeus blazed a trail by using APIs back in 2000, and today, they provide various APIs for web and mobile apps, categorized into Self-Service and Enterprise options. The OneClick IT Consultancy team boasts hands-on experience collaborating with both classifications. In the following sections, we'll delve into the distinctive attributes of each group and elucidate the requisites for seamlessly integrating these APIs into your project.