Amadeus is the largest GDS provider serving the worldwide travel and tourism industry, with an estimated market share of 37% in 2009. This position permits Amadeus to offer distribution reach for global and local travel content. As of December 2010, over 90,000 travel agencies worldwide use the Amadeus system which gives access to bookable content from 435 airlines (including 60 low cost carriers), 29 car rental companies (representing 36,000 car rental locations), 51 cruise lines and ferry operators, 280 hotel chains and 87,000 hotels, 200 tour operators, 103 rail operators and 116 travel insurance companies.
Videcom VRS is fully integrated with Amadeus GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. Both Videcom and Amadeus Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on Videcom with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.
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