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STRATEGY & VISION
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- New Dubai hub to support the fast-growing Middle East market
- Guaranteeing airline content for travel agencies
- TravelTainment: a new business unit for international leisure distribution
Highlight of what's coming in the next 6 months
Amadeus Hotel Platform 2.1
Product Description: New technical platform to access hotel content. Release and migration of version 2.1 completed in April 2008.
The Amadeus Content Server: Gives you the technical ability to store or serve media such as streaming video and floor plans.
» Descriptions in upper and lower case already available on Hotels Plus
» Multimedia Gateway already available in Hotels Plus
Non-IATA location searching made easier: No need to revise your geography to find non-IATA locations on the system. Available on Hotels Plus by the end of the year.
50 new facility codes taking it to 100, all searchable from hotel list.
Hotel Single Availability: One single layout whatever the access level. Highest level of connectivity for all chains.
Hotel Multi-Availability enhancement: Ability to only see available Hotels that correspond to the requested minimum stay rule.
Complete Reservation Detail: Provides travel consultants with detailed information about the rate for every day of the hotel stay, all mandatory fees and surcharges, a grand total and complete terms and conditions of the reservation.
US hotel list enhancement: Gives you the ability to search a list of hotels belonging to a specific hotel chain or master chain in the United States without a State code.
NB. All features should be available in Amadeus e-Travel Management after v12.0
Amadeus Hotels Plus
Product Description: First GDS hotel-selling tool designed as a website, thus offering you the same intuitive navigation. The solution comes in 2 versions: integrated for Amadeus Selling Platform users (from SELL 3.1) and standalone version. It brings significant web benefits to travel agent’s hotel sales: easy to use & quick to book for improved efficiency and added value to customer offer.
Easy to use
» Access a user-friendly interface similar to B2C websites
» No cryptic or knowledge of IATA codes required
» Guided mode and tool tips help intuitive use
» Autocompletion: Fill in the first 3 letters and the tool suggests the most logical ending
Book in just 5 clicks
» Personalised search results based only on customer’s criteria
» Search directly with real-time availability
Shop from the map
» Choose a hotel depending on its proximity to a landmark (e.g. Big Ben, Statue of Liberty) directly on map - and see immediate availability and hotel description
» 3 views for geocoded countries: map, satellite and bird’s eye view
Amadeus Worldwide Commission Manager
Product Description: First reporting tool for travel agencies to track the progress of commission payments resulting from active fulfilled Amadeus hotel reservations.
» Checking the productivity report
» Tracking functionalities
» Extracting data for statistical purposes: basic and advanced statistical analysis features
Amadeus Rail Plus
Product Description: New Amadeus Rail graphical user interface to make booking railways process simpler and more efficient.
» Domestic distribution platform integrated in Amadeus Selling Platform 4.1 will enable access to full rail content from one single point-of-sale. First launched in the UK, for UK domestic services, book any of ATOCs 25 railway companies plus air, hotel and value added options in expert or graphical modes
» Rail bookings can be seamlessly integrated to your mid or back office systems for reporting and accounting purposes
Amadeus Selling Platform 4.1
Product Description: Provides access to comprehensive air and non-air content in a fully integrated way, allowing travel consultants to handle virtually any leisure or business travel request.
» Amadeus Ticketless Access: Full support in single availability. Support of all of easyJet’s 31 chargeable Special Service Requirements ie animal in cabin, baby basket, excess baggage, etc.
» Airline Service Fee phase 1: Provides an automated solution to transparently communicate, price and report additional ticketing, credit card and other airline fees. Integration with full details on the Transitional Stored Ticket display and Fare Display only
» Credit card payment process improved for insurance
» All Fares enhancements: Iterative display: progressive merged display of Low Cost Carriers and GDS fares to avoid waiting for the building of long lists
» Other enhancements: Amadeus Ticket Changer workflow enhanced, cabin and online options in availability display, Amadeus Quality Control
» Banners at sign in
Amadeus Selling Platform 4.2
» Amadeus All Fares: Integration of Latin American Low Cost Carriers including TAM and GOL
» Airline Service Fee phase 2: Remaining options (eg: Credit card fees for all remaining pricing options including split) and changes to displays for fee amounts, shopping changes
» Passenger Name Record Recall through the Graphical User Interface
Amadeus Master Pricer
Product Description: Leading low fare search engine in the market, powering the major online travel agencies in Europe.
» Improvement of the lowest fare search capability for the US market with Slice & Dice in Master Pricer Standard (Q1 2008) and Master Pricer Calendar (Q2 2008)
» Master Pricer Standard and Master Pricer Calendar to better manage Rail Content (Eurostar, Access Rail...) and integrate Ticketless Access carriers such as Sterling, easyJet (Q3 2008)
» Improvement of validating carrier ticketability pre-checks to:
1. Check restrictions filed in ATPCo Cat15 (sales restrictions)
2. Consider GSA and marketing carriers at the same level during the validating carrier process (Q32008)
» Additional features on Master Pricer Standard with 1st release of multi office ID processing (i.e. ability to launch a single Master Pricer query to retrieve the cheapest travel solutions among all the office IDs listed in input) (Q32008)
» Launch of Master Pricer MySearch (agent fare families) via API and Web Services. Master Pricer MySearch is a service-driven tool allowing recommendations to be displayed by service level/fare types. It allows up to 6 different service levels/fare types to be displayed in one page view. Master Pricer MySearch is the ideal tool for upsell (Q42008)
Amadeus Web Services
Product Description: New way to develop customized applications upon Amadeus system, using a technology now based on pure open standards (XML over HTTP)
» New Online Test Zone: Delivery of the Web Services Extranet Test Zone, a user friendly web application to experience sample web services on the Amadeus Test System (Q2/08)
» New functional enhancements to Web Services (Q2/08)
» Airline Ticketing (OB fees) available via Web Services
» Availability of fare display by city pair (all options) via Web Services
» Availability of Check Rules (FQN) via Web Services: the ability to return rules in a structured manner
» Improved search capability for the US market (Slice and Dice) available via Web Services
» Value Pricer available via Web Services
» Doc Issuance (TTP, TTM) - ability to issue tickets in a structured manner (Q3/08)
» Cruise XML: availability of Cruise via web services (Q4/08)
Amadeus e-Travel Management v11.1
Product Description: Comprehensive travel management solution and serves corporations' business needs on a single platform.
» SAS Travelpass in Amadeus Single View
» On Request Hotel Catalog to enable a corporation to display a catalog of hotel properties that are not in an electronic inventory system
» Deutsche Bahn Desktop ticket print
» Airplus support with Low Cost Carriers to send descriptive billing information to Airplus customers for Low Cost Carriers bookings
» Amadeus Single View: Capacity to construct fare families through Reservation Booking Designator allows perfect targeting of booking classes and promotion of negotiated fares