Amadeus plans e-Travel upgrades

Amadeus will unveil the latest enhancements to Amadeus e-Travel
at the ACTE Global Conference in Munich on October 21.Version 11.0,
which will be
available worldwide by the end of October, represents the latest steps
Amadeus’ vision to provide a simpler and more flexible ‘Total Trip
Experience’ for
business travellers.

Amadeus Single View is a new feature that revolutionises the way in
which travellers
search and select the most suitable travel options - using many
‘shopping’ features
more usually associated with internet-based leisure travel sites. 


Travel options are displayed more simply, while at the same time the
latest release
provides greater flexibility and choice - and always within the
company’s own travel
booking policy.  The traveller can search and narrow down possible
arrangements for a particular trip, select the most suitable travel
based on specific criteria and availability, and view these via a clear
consistent display. 



One of the key new benefits of Amadeus Single View is that it that it
introduces the
“Fare Group” concept to business travel.  This provides the unique
ability to
compare and book flights, fares and availabilities across network
airlines and
low-cost carriers. Additionally, it allows for mixed class displays for
complex air
travel journeys for trips involving combinations of different types of
airline, or
classes of travel. 


One illustration of this benefit: a traveller can opt for a restricted
option on his
way to a meeting and a flexible option on his return - to leave room in
case a
meeting takes longer than planned.  Similarly, a traveller can combine
an outbound
Business Class flight with an economy return - so that he or she arrives
fresh to a
meeting and maximises savings on the way back.


There are also advanced filtering capabilities for a highly personalised
of travel options; allowing travellers to make informed decisions in a
single step.
Travellers can use graphical filters to adjust and get several fare
groups displayed
so that they can make the most suitable travel combination.


Furthermore, Amadeus e-Travel Management is newly certified based on the
Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS), having fulfilled all the
requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network
software design and other critical measures to protect customer account
data.  The
standard was developed by major credit card companies as a guideline to
organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud,
hacking and
various other security issues.


Commenting on the latest features of Amadeus e-Travel Management, Marcos
Director of Corporate & Distribution Channels, Amadeus said; “Our
philosophy is all
about working in partnership with our customers, ensuring that they have
solutions for before, during and after a trip.  Our aim is to provide an
total trip experience for the corporate traveller which is easy-to-use
from a
technology standpoint. Business Travellers and Corporations are
demanding enhanced services which help to save time, enhance compliance,
and improve
the traveller’s experience.  Amadeus has always been at the forefront of
technology and this version is the latest step in our programme of
investment in the
next generation of travel technology solutions which will offer secure,
integrated content, data and systems right across a corporation.”