Amadeus upgrades e-Travel Management

20th Sep 2006

Amadeus is launching the latest release of
Amadeus e-Travel Management which balances corporations’ global and local needs.

“Meeting the evolving needs of our customers is an essential part of being a
technology partner. The latest Amadeus e-Travel Management release is testament to
our continued dedication to provide flexibility and localised content to our
corporate customers across the world, ensuring that the solution is readily-tailored
to specific market requirements,” says Jér™me Destors, Commercial Director, Amadeus

The “guest traveller” functionality, available to corporations around the world,
allows companies to arrange travel for clients, consultants and job applicants
without completing a full, permanent profile. This important addition saves time and
makes it easier for corporate travel departments to accommodate the growing reliance
on temporary employees.

Destors adds: “Our corporate customers tell us they are increasingly reliant on
consultants and contractors who need to travel but don’t need a full profile in the
corporate booking tool, so we implemented “guest traveller” functionality. This
constant dialogue and involvement of our customers in our development process
underlines Amadeus’ claim to be the technology partner for the travel industry.”

Amadeus e-Travel Management now also allows travel managers to prioritise elements
of the corporate travel policy for hotels. As well as the standard rules, travel
managers can now set “back-up” rules for hotel bookings. The solution will first
attempt to obtain availability results that match the high priority rules. If none
are returned, the lower priority rules will be applied.


The key to offering a truly global solution is local understanding. Corporate travel
managers in Australia were looking for flexible one-way combinable fares from a
corporate booking solution. Amadeus e-Travel Management is now able to answer this
local market need by incorporating a one-way air display with combinable fares in
the Australian market. More fare options are displayed per flight, including a
greater number of fare options for web search. The traveller is able to combine any
fare type, including full service carrier flights taken from the distribution system
with web search options within the same reservation, giving travellers a higher
degree of flexibility and choice when booking their flights. The one-way air display
will become a standard functionality of the e-Travel Management solution and will be
available globally in 2007. 


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