The Corporate Travel Network is our major yearly event to which we invite large corporations from all over the world, our global TMC resellers and strategic partners. This year’s edition focused on three strategic perspectives that are driving the transformation of corporate travel: Humanise. Globalise. Visualise.Read more
An often-referenced phrase in technology and other industries for well over a decade has been “Innovate or Die” which conveys the critical importance of business evolution at the risk of being left behind.
Technology is a significant enabler of change in many industries and that includes corporate travel where travelers and their tools are an inseparable combination. Amadeus recognizes that continuous innovation and technology is key to corporate travel managementRead more
I had the privilege of hosting this year’s Corporate Travel Network, which not only saw a dramatic increase in the number of global corporations, TMCs and other industry heavyweights (up 50% from 2010) but also revealed that the demand for travel technology for corporations has never been higher.Read more
While most of us consider August a time of summer vacation, the US had a completely different plan in store – the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual convention, the business travel event of the year. This year’s event, in Denver, CO, was the largest GBTA meet-up in history with more than 6,000 attendees.Read more
We recently closed the door on entries to the Amadeus ideas for travel competition, our search for new thinking for the travel and tourism industry worldwide. As we’ve said before, we are delighted with the response having received 824 ideas in total. Before our judging panel announces the winning entry, I wanted to look at [...]Read more
From my observation of the industry over the last few decades, travel agents have long enjoyed a unique position offering personal and customizable services to travellers. However, the rise and development of the internet blew away their position leaving them to watch content providers sell services that travel agents themselves had previously provided to travellers. [...]Read more
I was lucky enough to be at the edgy and educational Beat Live conference held in Chicago in September where Amadeus was named most admired technology provider in the 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards for The Beat. For those who don’t know it, The Beat is a fantastic travel business newsletter, which covers both business travel [...]Read more