Amadeus has announced the appointment of Joshua Tong as Director Airline Business Group North Asia.
Based in Shanghai, Joshua will be responsible for Amadeus’ Airline Business Group activities in the Greater China and Indo-China markets, encompassing airline distribution and IT solutions businesses.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Joshua was the Chief Technology Officer for ZUJI.com, where he built and managed world-class travel websites. In his time there, he was responsible for its oversight, maintenance, product development and upgrade, and also engineered the regional expansion of ZUJI’s automated supporting system infrastructure and data centres.
Before ZUJI, Joshua spent 12 years in Abacus International, holding various regional management positions in product development, product marketing, and business development. He helped to implement a range of systems for hotels, tour packages, fares and web booking sites that won Singapore IT awards and government funding.
He was also tasked with the growth of the online consumer channel for Abacus where he managed several lines of business including sales of booking engines to airlines, travel agencies and web portals.
Commenting on his appointment, David Brett, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific said: “Through the hiring of Joshua, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing the best support and advice to our clients. His years of experience and industry knowledge will be an asset to us as we strive to fulfill our ambitious growth plans. By continually investing in our systems, process and people we aim to treat each new and existing customer as if they were our only customer.”
Joshua Tong said: “Leading airlines from all the alliances are using our integrated services platform, which enables them to efficiently manage their inventories and bookings, as well as passenger check-in. Similarly, airlines in North Asia are looking for the same technologies that will cut costs, help generate efficiency and enhance profits. I plan to focus on driving Amadeus’ growth as the preferred technology partner for these airlines.”