In our commitment to step up our role as a global actor in social development, Amadeus has entered into a global partnership with UNICEF to improve the lives of children worldwide through travel.
Through this global programme we will put our technology to work for UNICEF, by deploying a donation engine solution on commercial travel websites. This will give travellers worldwide the possibility to donate to UNICEF projects when making online travel bookings.
To realise our goal with the programme, Amadeus and UNICEF will reach out to travel sellers in selected markets, to engage them in the global initiative, in order for them to facilitate traveller donations on their commercial websites.
Amadeus technical teams will support, host and maintain the donation engine solution at no cost to UNICEF or the travel sellers.
This partnership aims at setting the foundation for a wider collaboration using technological innovation and engaging the global travel industry and travellers, to make small, individual contributions, that when pooled together, can translate into a significant and sustainable source of funds for children’s projects around the world.
In a multi-market collaborative approach to build up professional skills in non-profit organisations, Amadeus North America and Amadeus Brazil, helped improve business management processes in three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) - Bola Pra Frente, Saude Crianca and CDI. The project was a pilot of Business Corps, a multi-company partnership led by a network of private-sector partners of which Amadeus North America is a founder member and sitting chair in 2012- 2013. The contribution of Amadeus Brazil on the ground, along with DOW Chemical, HP and IBM, working directly with the three NGOs is a tangible result of Business Corps’ goals.
"... All of CDI’s staff in Rio and São Paulo were migrated onto a single email system, which improved organisational efficiency by 200% and increased disc space by 25,500% (100MB to 25GB). Additionally, CDI’s account limit increased from 200 to 300 accounts, and the new system is more stable and less restrictive for users. The time required to configure and fix accounts has also been greatly reduced, which has streamlined the IT department’s operations and is saving them an additional 4 hours per month..."
"... 30 documents were translated into Spanish for Saúde Criança, which has allowed them to reach a wider audience throughout Latin America. Development has also started on a new online donations platform, which is increasing program awareness and facilitating the receipt of international donations..."
"... for Bola Pra Frente, an institutional IT systems assessment was completed and an email migration process carried out. Amadeus collaboration also included an IT server and software backup project which is expected to improve organisational efficiency, security and communications. Bola Pra Frente also received professional skills support in Business Planning and Marketing strategies for their events and fundraising activity. More information is available in the Rio Impact Report published by Business Corps..."