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There are many rumours and legends about where the name Amadeus comes from. One of them says that our company was named after the Falco song that was playing when four European airlines met to form a new GDS. Another says that it’s the name of the bar where they celebrated their agreement to form the company.

Whatever the real reason is, our company has come a long way since 1987. Today, Amadeus serves the global travel industry with ground-breaking technology solutions

Our role in the travel industry

If you are a travel provider, you have a service to sell. That might be airline seats, hotel rooms, cruise trips, car rental or insurance. If you are in the business of selling travel, you are looking for choice, value for money and an easy way to book these services.
Finally, we have the travellers. Their needs are unique, but they all have one thing in common: they want a personalised and fulfilling travel experience.
Combining these elements requires an in-depth understanding of each customer group and sophisticated technology which can provide the necessary booking and travel management capabilities.
This is where Amadeus comes in. Over the last three decades, we have mastered the world of travel, investing heavily in research and development to deliver solutions that drive business growth.
Come and join us as we continue our journey, shaping the future of travel for generations to come.

Did you know?

  • Amadeus was founded on 21 October 1987
  • We operate in 190 markets, with a worldwide team of 15,000 people
  • Over €4 billion invested in R&D since 2004
  • We have won multiple industry awards
  • We form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 5th year running
  • In 2016, we reported revenues of €4,473 million
  • We are listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange and forms part of the IBEX 35 Index