Amadeus has announced that the number of properties in its Global Distribution System (GDS) has reached 80,000. Overall hotel bookings made through the Amadeus GDS during the first nine months of 2008 rose by 7.4% compared to the same period in 2007, generating close to 1.7 bn Euros for hotels using the system
Amadeus is rolling out the Amadeus e-Support Centre, an online support tool for travel agents to browse support information, resolve problems and log a case to the Amadeus Help Desk. The online resource is currently in use in France, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, and will shortly be launched in the United Kingdom, North America, Brazil, Scandinavia, Singapore, Ireland, Portugal and Latin America.
Breaking Travel News interviews Stephane Durand, Managing Director for UK & Ireland at travel technology firm Amadeus. Amadeus is rolling out new business travel booking tools. Easyjet, Flybe and Eurostar content is also now on the Amadeus platform. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.
Amadeus has implemented e-ticketing for 150 airlines serving the UK.
Amadeus, a leading global technology partner for the travel and tourism industry, were key sponsors for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean ceremony which took place at The Leela Palace Kempinski in Bangalore, India last Friday.
Amadeus has launched Amadeus Professional Package, a solution specifically targeted to address the specific needs of independent travel agencies.
Amadeus is launching electronic ticketing with Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national carrier of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Amadeus has implemented e-ticketing for over 100 airlines serving the UK.
Breaking Travel News caught up with Julia Sattel, Vice President, Markets, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Amadeus, to discuss the evolution of the GDS and why Amadeus has repositioned itself as a “technology partner”, by diversifying its product offering.
Expedia is entering into a long-term technology partnership with Amadeus IT Group, a global leader in technology solutions for the travel and tourism industry.
The Business Travel Coalition and the American Society of Travel Agents strongly support the just-announced agreement between the Amadeus and Sabre global distribution systems to provide customer-responsive, backup content access to one anothershould a major airline totally withdraw from one GDS.
Amadeus has deployed Amadeus Electronic Ticketing to its travel agency base in 112 countries, the latest being Bahrain, Cyprus, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tanzania, Uganda and United Arab Emirates.