Travel bookings at Amadeus Asia Pacific contracted by 4% in 2008, but the company claims this decrease was comparatively less than the GDS market as a whole, which its says fell by 7%.
According to a report commissioned by Amadeus and conducted by PhoCusWright, the travel management companies (TMC) sector in China is set for explosive growth - if the industry can overcome challenges in China’s regulatory environment and in technology infrastructure.
After four and a half years in the role of Managing Director, Amadeus Australia and New Zealand, Tim Russell has decided to pursue a new opportunity in the role of Managing Director Amadeus UK & Ireland.
Amadeus has signed a major agreement with hotel aggregator DerbySoft to offer travellers access to more than 1,000 mid-range Chinese hotels on Amadeus’ Global Distribution System (GDS).
Amadeus has launched the latest update of its global corporate travel solution - Amadeus eTravel Management - unveiling a range of new features for car rentals.
Amadeus, global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has signed a five year worldwide agreement with Emirates to ensure travel agents have access to the airline’s full range of content.
Travel technology provider Amadeus has entered a partnership agreement with hotel consolidator Transhotel that will enable both companies to work together to improve travel agents’ access to Transhotel content.
Amadeus has announced that easyCruise, part of the easyGroup, has signed a three-year distribution agreement. The deal will allow easyCruise to target the travel agency distribution channel, reducing their dependency on direct-consumer bookings, and also providing agents with a real value for money option for their customers, crucial during the current economic climate.
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.