Amadeus in corporate drive

Amadeus and Advantage Focus Partnership have agreed a multi-year partnership to resell Amadeus’ managed travel solutions for corporations.

The agreement means that Advantage Focus Partnership will offer Amadeus e-Travel Management, Amadeus’ corporate self-booking tool, as an integral part of its online offering to corporations and follows an extensive consultation process within Advantage Focus Partnership to select the leading online corporate booking tool. The agreement builds on the existing partnership established between the two companies over many years and gives the Advantage agencies the best possible solution to increase online adoption among their corporate customers.  The agreement comprises a wide range of ongoing training and support workshops and services to ensure maximum adoption is achieved from the outset.

Klaus Goddard, Head of Amadeus e-Travel UK, said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with Advantage Focus Partnership and to offer them a cutting edge self-booking solution for their corporate clients. We continually invest in our technology to reflect ongoing developments in the corporate travel market, and the recent enhancements we have made to Amadeus e-Travel Management v10.0 make it even simpler and more user friendly than ever.”

Norman Gage, Director of Business Travel, Advantage added: “Amadeus e-Travel Management provides a perfect fit for the SME market in which Advantage is the leader. With its simple and easy-to-use booking interface, bookings can be made in as few as 4 mouse clicks.  We were also particularly impressed by the customer-centric support and service Amadeus is already providing to our Focus Partnership.  Over the past months, we have seen an upturn in requests for self-booking solutions and we expect this trend to continue in the months and years to come. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, our Focus Partnership customers won’t settle for anything less than the most advanced technology to help manage their booking process online. I’m confident that Advantage Focus Partnership members are now able to offer the best mix of expert advice and online convenience to business travellers thanks to this new partnership with Amadeus.”

The latest version of Amadeus e-Travel Management was released in December 2006 and provides corporations with improved administration features and new flexible faring options designed to help companies balance their global and local travel management needs.