Amadeus has always been a place of ideas. Ever since the company’s inception back in 1987, we have striven to challenge ourselves; to evolve and come up with new technologies, applications and products & services that will help our customers to be better at what they do.Read more
I’ve spent my whole life immersed within travel; whether it’s working for a major European airline, or more recently, heading up sales at a leading passenger and logistics railway company.
And now, as I find myself as the new Director of Rail at Amadeus and (almost) back where I originally started my career, I ask myself where the travel industry is headed, and what role rail can play within it.Read more
At an IT industry function in London last week, I listened to the head of the Olympics Delivery Authority describe the preparations for the 2012 games. Construction on all the main venues is now complete and testing is underway. Preparing for the Olympics, it’s essential to be reliable and dependable, people need to know you [...]Read more
“Isn’t this just a passing trend?”
I heard that question a lot during the early phase of the ancillary revenue revolution, just a few short years ago. Journalists were looking for a red-flag topic; skeptics considered a la carte fees a huge business mistake.
My answer is: 32.5 billion dollars can’t be wrong.Read more
To put it very simply, the Amadeus Data Center, which is based in Erding near Munich in Germany, is the very heart of our operations as a business. Not only is it the largest privately owned data center in Europe but it is also integral to everything that we do here at Amadeus. The Amadeus [...]Read more
No one who’s familiar with the airline industry will be surprised to hear airlines announcing codeshares and partnerships with each other. However, taking a closer look at recent partnership announcements, an observer might be surprised to notice that, in fact, many airlines are choosing to partner with rail companies as well. For example, Air France, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways are just a few of the airlines which have formed partnerships with the French rail carrier SNCF. So why are airlines diversifying their choice of partners and choosing to codeshare with rail companies?Read more
Twitter’s been a-buzz with mentions of Amadeus today, it’s always nice to know people are interested in us. Unfortunately, the tweets may be arising from a misunderstanding. In an interview published today, our CFO, Ana de Pro, made some generic comments about shareholder remuneration and share buybacks. This was a purely theoretical discussion; in no [...]Read more
It gives me great pleasure to relay the news that Amadeus was named “Most Admired Technology Provider” in The Beat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, as announced at the recent The Beat Live event.Read more