Amadeus UK`s Growth Continues

, global distribution system (GDS) and technology provider to the travel industry, has been selected by
Journey Latin America (JLA), the UK`s leading travel specialist to South
and Central America, as its GDS.

JLA, who previously used Galileo, have signed with Amadeus for a period of
3 years.  In addition to using Amadeus` internet protocol, JLA employees
will be able to utilise
Amadeus Pro Tempo:  a versatile reservation booking tool used by leisure and business agencies alike, offering a user-friendly interface to the Amadeus System for the PC based environment

Amadeus Pro Tempo will be installed on 60 of JLA`s terminals in both the
London and Manchester offices and will greatly assist JLA employees in
processing the 78,000+ segments that the agency processes per annum.

Ranmali Sanmugam, Director at Journey Latin America, said of the move, “We felt the time was right to switch to a GDS which would provide the
technological solutions that our anticipated future requirements would
need as well as work in a system supported wholly by those South American and
European Airlines who service South and Central America so well.”

“By simplifying the booking process, thus, reducing the time it takes for our consultants to process a reservation, we are able to service our
clients more quickly - while still maintaining flexibility throughout the booking and offering the highest service levels that they have come to expect.”


Peter Cacioppo Director of Sales for Amadeus UK added, “We are extremely
pleased to have been chosen by JLA as their GDS.  At Amadeus we believe
that it is vitally important for us to meet and speak with all our clients on a
regular basis so that we able to fully understand their needs.  It was
through extensive discussions with JLA that we were able to determine
exact needs which enabled us to develop and tailor Amadeus Pro Tempo so
that it matched, and will in turn hopefully surpass, the needs of JLA.”

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