Northern Ireland travel professionals welcome increased choice in travel technology

Northern Ireland travel professionals welcome increased choice in travel technology

Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry announced new business wins with leading travel professionals in Northern Ireland today. These include such well known names as Feherty Travel based in Bangor, County Down; Professional Travel with offices in Dungannon and Armagh; and Barrhead Travel NI based in Belfast city centre.

In July of this year, Amadeus announced an increased focus and investment on Northern Ireland with the appointment of Siobhan Bosket as Commercial Manager based in Belfast. Since then, business travel and leisure resellers throughout the region have been seeing firsthand how Amadeus technology is equipping forward thinking professionals with the tools to work more efficiently and grow revenues.

Neil Walker, Manager of Feherty Travel, one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent travel companies said, “I am impressed with how different Amadeus is from the supplier we were using previously. Like many people, I had been led to believe that all travel technology was basically the same, but I discovered some key differences that add genuine value to our customer interaction and sales. Importantly, now that we are using Amadeus, we have a technology partner who invests in the future and that is able to fully support our business plans.”

Shirley Smyth, owner and manager of Professional Travel, an independent travel agency with an enviable reputation said, “Choice is important to travellers and travel professionals alike. That’s why I welcome what Amadeus is doing in Northern Ireland. No one wants to feel taken for granted, and Amadeus makes me feel valued as a customer. As an independent travel agency, we understand the importance of customer relationships and I can see that Amadeus is genuinely interested in long-term and sustainable partnerships.”

Volker Lorenz, General Manager, Amadeus Ireland added: “Northern Ireland has really taken Siobhan and the award-winning Amadeus service and solutions to heart. In this challenging economy, no one can afford to settle for second best. That’s why Siobhan is inviting travel professionals from all over Northern Ireland to put us to the test and discover what we’re calling the ‘Amadeus advantage.’ Because when it comes to airline content and booking functionality, we are convinced that we’re unbeatable. ”