Amadeus customers will benefit from greater ad reach, while Xandr’s network will have the ability to better contextualize ads for the travel sector
As the travel industry look towards recovery from COVID-19, ensuring travelers receive relevant and appropriate ads to spark inspiration and regain trust for people to travel again is going to be key.
With this in mind, Amadeus is joining forces with Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, to help companies in, and promoting to, the travel sector, create targeted advertising campaigns, all while tracking performance and optimizing their investment.
In the first phase of its adoption of Xandr’s enterprise technology, Amadeus will use Xandr’s selling platform Xandr Monetize. The combination of Amadeus’ insight into travelers’ interests and the flexibility of Xandr’s platform will ensure ads are placed at the right time and to the right audience.
This means, travellers will receive more dynamic and trip-contextualized ads within their travel documents and itineraries. Thanks to this agreement, customers using Amadeus’ advertising solutions – airlines, rail companies, cruises, car rental companies, and airports – will benefit from shorter integration timelines for new channels, broader advertiser reach and an improved campaign management interface.
Additionally, Xandr will have the ability to read and interpret travel context, which means companies using its technology can target travel profiles better. Companies already working with Xandr will now be able to directly publicize content within travel agency tools and traveller itineraries via Amadeus’ network.
By equipping companies with innovative advertising tech, they will be able to launch more relevant and contextualized ads to travel sellers and the end traveller, which will ultimately bring greater cut-through of the ad and return on investment.
For example, over the last few months, Amadeus offered its advertising slots to distributed airlines so they could share important updates to the travel agency community and travelers about any disruptions in services impacted by COVID-19.
Commenting on the partnership, Amadeus Global Director for Travel Advertising Sales & Marketing, Travel Channels Sol Freixa said: “We are in unprecedented times that require companies to amplify their offers to travelers and help rebuild the travel sector. The partnership with Xandr combines the best of two worlds: advertising tech and travel tech. Our customers can take their advertising to the next level and increase their messages beyond the Amadeus network, while Xandr’s customers benefit from more information and tools to advertise within the travel sector. This enables Amadeus to provide a unique advertising offering that will ultimately improve the traveler experience.”
Xandr Director, Market Development, Spain Remi Boudard said: “Amadeus’ existing advertising platform, extensive knowledge of travel, and customer base, combined with Xandr’s high-performing platform and brand reach outside of the travel industry is a game changer for all companies looking to speak to travelers. Having the leading travel tech company as a partner gives us a unique selling point in the ad world and helps us empower our clients to reach a new and powerful sector. We look forward to giving our customers the ability to positively influence the traveler experience.”
Advertising has a rich history of being daring. From DDB’s 1960 Lemon ad for Volkswagen, to Salvador Dali designing Chupa Chup’s logo in 1969, to Droga5 pretending it was making a new Crocodile Dundee movie for Tourism Australia, the creative we crave dare to stand out! So, tomorrow B&T has teamed-up with our good friends […]
One of Australia’s largest groups of privately-owned public relations and marketing agencies has rebranded under one name, The Recognition Group. The group is comprised of three separate agencies: Recognition PR; Outsource and Write Away Communication. The Recognition Group is owned by Liz Marchant [feature image] and Adam Benson, employs 31 full-time staff members and supports […]
Premium mixer brand Fever-Tree has launched its largest advertising campaign in Australia to date via indie agency New Colony. With summer on the horizon, Fever-Tree’s latest campaign encourages consumers to ‘mix with the best’ with new messaging that reinforces its brand promise as a premium, high quality mixer complementing light and dark spirits. The out-of-home […]
Frameplay today announced its first global integration with Magnite to provide advertisers with the ability to buy intrinsic in-game advertising programmatically. The combination of Frameplay’s software developed for in-game advertising and Magnite’s scale and experience in programmatic technology across any format and screen provides advertisers with greater access to engaged audiences. Current RTB programmatic capabilities […]