Amadeus to Showcase connected, personalised and sustainable travel solutions at ATM 2014 |

Tuesday, April 22 – 2014 @ 09:34

Amadeus-182x212Amadeus, a technology partner for the global travel industry, has announced its 13th consecutive annual participation at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s premium travel and tourism exhibition. ATM 2014 is set to run from 5 – 8 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Amadeus’ new corporate branding and identity, ‘Let’s shape the future of travel’ will be on spectacular display at ATM 2014. Amadeus will additionally leverage its presence at the region’s definitive travel exhibition to establish effective collaborations with customers and partners towards positively and sustainably impacting the travel landscape.

Exhibiting at stand TT6020 in the Technology Hall at ATM 2014, Amadeus will introduce visitors to its latest range of travel technology products and solutions aimed at empowering travel partners to ‘Connect, Serve and Manage’ their business. In addition, the travel-technology expert will highlight solutions designed to meet the demands of the next generation traveller, a key focus area for the industry today.

The solutions include enhancements to its market leading mobile platforms and technological solutions that enable travel agents to go online and corporations to provide self-service travel tools. Amadeus’ new traveller alert technologies will also be on display along with a Social Media Suite that enables travel agencies to engage more actively with their customers.

Antoine Medawar, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, Amadeus, said: “To the amadeus new logo on bluenext generation traveller, connectivity, personalisation and sustainability are paramount, and as service providers in an end-user driven industry, we need to be geared to meet these demands. Amadeus has been working relentlessly over the years to observe, understand and anticipate the changing end-user dynamics that directly impact travel trends.

“Our research has enabled us to design comprehensive solutions that equip the industry to serve their customers in a mutually satisfying and sustainable manner. ATM 2014 provides the ideal opportunity for Amadeus to showcase our portfolio of avant garde travel technology solutions that enable our customers to stay well ahead of the competition in an increasingly dynamic trade environment.”

Amadeus will host a press conference on Day 2 of ATM – Tuesday, 6 May – to highlight its Travel Intelligence and Big Data Tools. Given the relevance of market intelligence for all types of travel agents, Amadeus will demonstrate the integration of its leading Big Data technologies into the travel agency environment for improved decision making and productivity. Senior company executives will also share significant travel trends with the media.

As part of its participation at ATM 2014, Amadeus will also conduct two seminars on 6 and 7 May, gathering customers, travel industry players as well as the media. Headlined ‘Big Data and Advertising’, the first seminar will focus on ways to leverage Big Data to rapidly obtain market insights, and subsequently optimise promotional spending by utilising all available platforms.

The second seminar, ‘The Future of Online Travel in MENA’, will provide an overview of the online travel landscape in the MENA region, and share insights gained via Amadeus’ new travel intelligence tool. Visitors to the Amadeus stall at ATM 2014 will also receive a sneak-peek of Amadeus’ soon-to-be published research paper ‘The Future of Travel in the GCC’.

An event with high regional relevance, Arabian Travel Market 2013 witnessed a participation of more than 8,473 exhibitors and over 21,000 visitors, 77% of them from the GCC countries. ATM 2014 will serve as a perfect platform for Amadeus to reinforce its position as a leader in the global and regional travel market with the purpose of shaping the future of travel.

Contact:

Tara Basrur

APCO Worldwide

+971 4 369 2831

Anushka Kadam

APCO Worldwide

+971 4 361 5435

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IHG Announces Strategic Technology Relationship with Amadeus

amadeus new logo on blueIHG logoYesterday Amadeus made the following interesting blog post:

“Today IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced a strategic technology relationship with Amadeus.  This fully supports the mission and strategy we have shared openly with our investor community, media and colleagues across the hotel and travel industry over the last year.  Our stated mission is to build a community model for the hotel industry – a replica of our highly successful Amadeus Altéa community model for airlines.

So what does this relationship with IHG bring to help us execute this strategy?  IHG has a wealth of subject matter expertise: renowned for offering the most innovative and efficient technological solutions at all stages of the Guest Journey Dream, Plan, Book, Travel and Share to enhance their guests’ experience, IHG has sound ideas about what next-gen systems for the hotel industry should look like.

As Eric Pearson, CIO, InterContinental Hotels Group commented: “IHG is a brand and consumer driven company. We use insight to anticipate consumer trends and behavior. We also have a long track record of investing in relevant technologies to support our brand promise and build a closer relationship with our guests. Partnering with Amadeus will help us continue to do just that.”

The initial phase of the strategic relationship between IHG and Amadeus will be focused on planning and development. This will involve scoping out and creating a roadmap for potential technologies and solutions that will drive innovation in the industry.

The marriage of IHG’s unique insight and world class guest care with Amadeus’ technology vision and infrastructure capabilities has the potential to deliver a step change in hotel solutions.

While a ‘community model’ is a new concept for the highly fragmented hotel industry we see significant interest and, as we progress with partners like IHG, we look forward to truly shaping the future of hotels.

via IHG Announces Strategic Technology Relationship with Amadeus.

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Amadeus reveals a new corporate identity and purpose

amadeus new logo on blueAmadeus today have revealed a new brand and corporate purpose.  Its previous tag line “your technology partner” has been replaced by an inspiring inclusive statement “let’s shape the future of travel”.

A new corporate video has also been released on You Tube showing their new, fresh approach.

In addition Amadeus have also posted a new animated video on the subject of connecting airlines and airports, something that it is clear Amadeus is striving to do from a business point of view as it seeks to diversify its business beyond Airline and Travel Agency IT solutions.

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WestJet’s Christmas Miracle, Amadeus invests in the hotel sector, UNWTO on tourism economic development, Expedia Media support the Philippines, PhoCusWright on European OTA market

christmas 3WestJet’s Christmas Miracle, Amadeus invests in the hotel sector, UNWTO on tourism economic development, Expedia Media support the Philippines, PhoCusWright on European OTA market.

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Amadeus Seeks More Acquisitions After NMTI Purchase – WSJ.com

AmadeusAmadeus says it is looking for new acquisitions, after its $500 million deal to buy U.S. technology company NMTI Holdings, Inc.

“I don’t know if we’ll go for a deal of the same scale as this one, but we are definitely not ruling anything out; and smaller deals are also possible in the future,” Chief Financial Officer Ana de Pro said in an interview Thursday.

Amadeus is looking for possible acquisitions in airport management and railway bookings, Ms. De Pro said. The company wants a bigger role in rail travel, as people look for convenient alternatives to flying, she said. It is also looking for prospects in Western Europe, where high-speed trains are more common, and in North America.

Late Wednesday, Amadeus said it purchased booking services provider NMTI, known for its commercial brand Newmarket. That acquisition, Amadeus’ largest yet, reflects a strategy to move the company away from its traditional niche as market leader in the little-known world of travel reservation technology.

Amadeus is based in Madrid and has a market value of 13 billion euros. It provides the technical backbone for bookings made through popular systems such as Expedia.

via Amadeus Seeks More Acquisitions After NMTI Purchase – WSJ.com.

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Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry. ~ Sunday, 8th September 2013 from 4Hoteliers

Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry.
Sunday, 8th September 2013
Source : TravelDaily

AmadeusAmadeus discusses critical trends that will shape the future of travel in China at the Travel Distribution Summit.

TravelDaily, China’s leading online publisher and event organiser focusing on distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, welcomes Amadeus as the platinum sponsor at the 2013 China Travel Distribution Summit in Guangzhou on September 11 & 12.

Over 750 C-level executives and senior leaders from travel and tourism will take centre stage at the China Travel Distribution Summit to address the core issues affecting the heart of their industry.

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, will showcase how its advanced technology solutions creates new opportunities, maximises revenues and increases efficiency for airlines, travel agencies and hotels across Asia.

Bart Tompkins, Managing Director for Amadeus China will also deliver a keynote presentation detailing the increasing use of technology and infrastructure during the travel process, the rise of individualism of Chinese travellers, the disappearance of travel barriers within the Asia Pacific region, and expected growth at the upper and lower ends of the travel market.

via Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry. ~ Sunday, 8th September 2013 from 4Hoteliers.