The leading provider of IT solutions to your tourism and travel industry
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, providing transaction processing power and technology solutions to both travel providers (including full service carriers and low-cost airlines, hotels, rail operators, cruise and ferry operators, car rental companies, travel insurance companies and tour operators) and travel agencies (both online and offline). The company acts both as a worldwide network connecting travel providers and travel agencies through a highly effective processing platform for the distribution of travel products and services (through our Distribution business), and as a provider of a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions which automate certain mission-critical business processes, such as reservations, inventory management and operations for travel providers (through our IT solutions business).
Transaction- based business model
Amadeus operates under a transaction-based business model that offers IT solutions to virtually all players in the travel industry. This allows travel companies to convert certain of their fixed IT and distribution costs into variable costs that fluctuate broadly inline with traveler volumes. Amadeus’ distribution and IT solutions have been designed to facilitate all of the key stages of domestic and international travel and include technologies that cover itinerary planning, fare-searching, reservations, ticketing, airlines schedule and inventory control, passenger check-in and departure control and certain post-travel solutions.
The Amadeus system processed more than 948 million billable travel transactions in 2011.