Being on the front-line of one of the world’s largest business sector means that we are always striving to be at the forefront of thought leadership initiatives. As part of our commitment to innovation, a number of reports on market trends and predictions for the future of the travel industry were published in 2012, many of which generated debate in international media. Our research papers are available for download from the Amadeus website.
Our biggest report of the year explores future travel trends, both in terms of how people travel, and how travel providers work together with travellers.
The advent of mass travel and tourism came along with the pain of delays, lost luggage and increasing queues that many travellers confront. The future of travel is likely to be shaped by technological innovations which reduce stress, uncertainty and chaos.
This study outlines how transformative technologies and evolving social values and trends will combine to establish a new era of collaborative travel over the next decade and beyond. From chaos to collaboration claims that increased partnership across the travel industry will in turn provide much richer, deeper and more personal travel experiences at the same time.
If you want to know more about the future of collaborative travel and tourism, travel technologies, and what they will entail for travel providers, download the free report from the Amadeus website.
In this groundbreaking report sponsored by Amadeus, renowned Professor Jim Norton explores what the transition to open source systems means for business customers, IT providers and end consumers.
Open source software has been around for the last couple of decades and its presence is now being felt across many sectors. Today open systems are making significant inroads into enterprise and critical computing systems.
The benefits to business customers are diverse and include greater and swifter innovation, increased responsiveness, enhanced systems accessibility and support. Likewise, there are advantages to the IT provider that also have a trickle down benefit for customers: lower total cost of ownership, the ability to attract highly skilled and talented staff, quicker access to new technology developments, and access to a global community for quick problem resolution.
Open for business supports the move to open systems in the travel industry in order to unlock innovation, respond faster to industry and consumer change and reduce costs. The report outlines how open systems release the industry from its dependence on proprietary software and provide travel companies with greater competitive advantage.
The shift to open systems, despite the significant advantages, does not come without difficulty. The paper provides lessons from those that have done it before which may help to reduce the challenges of transition.