Amadeus Enhances Ferry Internet Application

, a leading global distribution system (GDS)
and technology provider to the travel industry, today announced the launch
of a new version of the Amadeus Ferry Internet Graphical User Interface

Amadeus Ferry, a leader in Ferry distribution and the most user friendly
booking tool on offer from any GDS in the UK market, enables agents to
price, check availability and give immediate confirmations via the only
ferry GUI in the UK.

Amadeus Ferry enables travel agents to capitalise on the sales potential in
the growing ferries segment of the travel industry and to provide a more
complete service to their customers.

Key providers on the Amadeus Ferry system include, among others: Hoverspeed /Sea Containers, Brittany Ferries and Stena Line. A total of 19 routes serving 27 ports around the UK can be booked using
Amadeus Ferry.
The latest version of Amadeus Ferry includes 2 major new enhancements: Automated vehicle dimension entry, meaning agents no longer need to manually look-up
vehicle information.
and a faster and easier download installation procedure.
Key benefits of Amadeus Ferry include:

* Easy to use and standardised `point and click` system.
Reduces training time and allows agents to make faster
bookings as automation requires less agent input to complete a reservation.

* Retrieves information online directly from ferry providers`. Ensuring accuracy, up-to-date information and consistent
speed and performance - even at peak periods, as agents no longer have to
wait on the phone for busy Ferry reservation agents.

* Quick fare quotes and a full range of booking functions.
Allowing the agent to price an itinerary without completing
a reservation and respond to both simple and complex requirements from the
customer or provider.

Mark Lewsey
, Director of Marketing of Amadeus UK stated, “Amadeus Ferry
provides travel agents with a user-friendly booking system that allows ferry
reservations to be made with speed and accuracy.  It is our goal to provide
agents with an intuitive and user-friendly application, designed to make the
Ferry booking process as simple as possible, that allows agents to book
ferry services simply and securely, through a standardised user-interface.”
“To achieve this, we are constantly looking at ways to enhance our systems
and have been working closely with agents and ferry companies to identify
their needs.  The latest improvements to Amadeus Ferry have been designed in
direct consultation with the people who use it and we look forward to
continuing to develop the system with them.”
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