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.
In the latest Amadeus snap poll of more than 300UK travel agents and industry professionals, almost 7 out of 10 ofrespondents (69%) said that they have tried to switch sell clients at onetime or another to their agency’s preferred suppliers. Of those agents whohave attempted to switch sell, 22% indicated that they are able to do this75% of the time with a further 29% successfully switch selling between50-75% of the time.
Asiana will offer its passengers the convenience of electronic ticketing, using Amadeus ETS. Asiana, a pioneer in the field of electronic bookings in Asia, joins All Nippon Airways (ANA) and 9 other carriers globally, using Amadeus Electronic Ticket Server (ETS).