today announced that
it has won the prestigious leading Internet booking engine technology
provider prize at the annual World Travel Awards ceremony. The World Travel Awards was conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate
excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.
Eight technology providers had been nominated for the award. Amadeus
e-Travel and the other nominees appeared on the 2.5 million ballot forms
that were sent to more than 150,000 travel executives and 80,000 travel
agencies worldwide. The number of ballots returned was up by 18 per cent
from 2003 and competition was fierce as companies battled to secure the
prestigious winner’s status.
e-Travel, the “world’s leading Internet booking engine technology provider”,
powers 60 airlines including Air Canada, Air France, Iberia, Qantas, and
agencies such as Opodo.
Jér™me Destors, Director, Suppliers and Agencies, Amadeus e-Travel said: “I
am delighted that the World Travel Awards recognized e-Travel Planitgo to be
the global leading e-commerce solution. I take this award not only to
acknowledge our significant technology investment programs in operational
excellence, merchandising, and servicing, but also to highlight the
resulting business outcome of our airline and agency customer base in terms
of growth, profit, and end-user loyalty.