Amadeus, a leading provider of technology and distribution solutions to the travel and tourism industry, today announced five significant customer wins with leading travel agents in Ireland. Shandon Travel, Dawson Travel, Sunway Travel and Keller Travel are switching from competitor providers, bringing with them a significant proportion of the Irish travel market. Freedom Travel, a brand new travel agency in Ireland focusing on the leisure market, also decided to found its business using Amadeus as its technology provider.
In addition to the new clients, Travelbroker, a long-standing customer of Amadeus, has re-signed a five year deal. These wins follow closely on the heels of those in October, when Lee Travel, Limerick Travel, and Travelpaths migrated to Amadeus, and Heffernan’s re-signed a long term deal.
Volker Lorenz, General Manager of Amadeus Ireland, commented: “It’s clear that we are becoming the partner of choice for the travel industry in Ireland. We have a large, and growing, market share and we are the only technology partner and GDS supplier with a full local support team. This clearly sets us apart from the competition and is the reason why we’re continuing to build our customer base with fantastic local travel agents.”
Clare Dunne, owner of Travelbroker, commented, “Technology is at the very heart of the travel industry and we need the best technology partner and GDS supplier out there. Amadeus clearly demonstrated why its technology is still leading the pack and why it will continue to deliver best-in-class products for many years to come. This, coupled with the amazing support the team has given us over the years, meant that re-signing with Amadeus was an easy decision!”
“The Amadeus team in Ireland are fantastic,” said Paul Dawson, owner of Dawson Travel. “It makes such a difference to have someone you know locally who can come for a chat over coffee about our business needs on short notice. It’s a completely different level of support which really sets them apart from the competition.”
Ciara Mooney, founder of Freedom Travel, said: “When you’re founding a travel agency, choosing a technology partner and GDS supplier is a big decision as it’s at the core of the business. However, the team at Amadeus were incredibly supportive and professional, and we were able to get up and running very easily. We’re thoroughly pleased with the service and everyone’s enjoying working with the Amadeus Selling Platform.”