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Thought leadership

Expert opinions and thought leadership papers to shape the future of travel

Developing thought leadership with industry experts and customers is key to shaping the future of travel.

Here you’ll find reports that contain forecasts and opinions on the long-term future of many different aspects of the travel landscape.
 

"Cleared for take-off" making the case for adopting 'lean thinking' across travel IT and operations systems

Cleared for take-off - Lean principles and strategy applied to the travel industry

Professor James Woudhuysen, examines the various strategies in Lean IT and how they are relevant to the travel business. He also explains the benefits of embracing Lean IT for travel companies such as rapid rates of new service and app development, more revenues from market niches and better personalisation of their offers to the travel needs of customers.

 

 

The future of travel in Asia Pacific: traveler trends looking forward

Asia Pacific travelers have been a growing traveler segment over the last 20 years. With the explosion of mobile apps, increased connectivity and a demand for faster and more connected services we talk to our partners to see the travel industry growth that they envision for this segment in the future.

Amadeus Venture Fund

Innovations abound in the travel industry. Some of the greatest innovations are being made by start ups in need of funding to develop their ideas. Through Amadeus Venture Fund, we’re making strategic minority investments in start ups with truly innovative travel ideas. Our focus includes start ups with solution ideas around:

  • content,
  • the trip experience, and
  • data, especially around personalisation and monetisation through new forms of business models.

Shaping the future of travel in the Gulf Cooperation Council – Big travel effects

Amadeus - Big Travel Effects

Travel players and governments are setting the agenda for the global travel industry and changing the travel experience driven by a generation that is always connected. Our white paper Shaping the future of travel in the Gulf Cooperation Council – Big travel effects shows how in the next 15 years government policies, socio-economic trends, and geopolitical forces will create great change for the travel industry in the re-gion.

Undoubtedly, travel and tourism will have an important role to play in the future of the Middle East.

Why airport technology should move to cloud computing

Amadeus - Common Use airport Technology - IT makes sense

In the past ten years, the adoption of cloud computing has proliferated across many sectors from banking to manufacturing. Only recently have airport operators started to adopt this technology. In our insight paper Making the case for the cloud in Common Use airport technology, 20 senior IT leaders from the airport industry share their views on the adoption of cloud-based Common Use systems and the implications it has for airports.

 

 

Next Gen Travellers

Amadeus conducts regular research to understand how the travel industry is evolving and the changing travellers needs. To know and anticipate those needs is critical to provide the most relevant solutions for our customers in the future.

Today, 2.5 billion people worldwide are under the age of 30. Understanding these Next Gen Travellers will be fundamental to how the travel industry must evolve.

Amadeus - Infographic - NextGen Traveler

Shaping the future of travel - Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade

Amadeus - Shaping the Future of Travel - Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade

Written by Oxford Economics, the world leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis for business and government, Shaping the Future of Travel: Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade draws on detailed macro-economic modeling as well as qualitative interviews with industry experts, to forecast a wide range of future trends, including pockets of growth and opportunity that will shape the next 10 years of travel.

Infographic to support Shaping the Future of Travel: Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade, a report forecasting future trends and pockets of growth and opportunity that will shape the next 10 years of travel.

Amadeus - Shaping the Future of Travel - Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade

Amadeus Business Travel Insights: Business Travel Gets Personal

Amadeus Business Travel Insights: Business Travel Gets Personal

What drives today’s business traveller – and how can corporate travel departments and Travel Management Companies optimise business travel to the benefit of traveller and business alike?

For the second successive year, Amadeus has commissioned major independent research to get under the skin of business travellers in the UK and Ireland. The 2013 Amadeus Business Travel Insights report looked at the big trends shaping the world of the 21st Century Business Traveller. The 2014 edition, Business Travel Gets Personal, returns to key themes around technology and travel, examining the end-to-end traveller experience, from first booking through to their final destination. En route, the research interrogates traveller attitudes to corporate travel policies and asks where and to what extent travellers are taking advantage of technology to manage and amend their trips. Get the details in our 'Business Travel Insights 2014' report.

Learn, apply, change: big data and travel

Amadeus - Learn, apply, change: big data and travel

This independent study explores the impact of large volume, unstructured data known as big data on the global travel industry. It outlines the potential of big data to transform the business and experience of travel, and is informed by leading industry experts – many at board-level within some of the world’s largest travel companies.

The study finds that travel companies are at a crucial big data crossroads: big data has a vital role to play in delivering a more efficient and tailored travel experience with benefits to both travel companies and travelers alike. However, its potential is still confined to early adopters in the travel sector, and this study calls for more widespread consideration across the industry about how new approaches to big data can yield significant opportunities.