Madrid, 21 September 2006: Amadeus, the global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has won two prestigious awards including the World's Leading Internet Booking Engine Technology Provider and the World's Leading CRS/GDS System, at the annual 2006 World Travel Awards ceremony, held on 20th September. It is the third year running that Amadeus e-Travel has picked up the award for the World’s Leading Internet Booking Engine Technology Provider.
Now in its thirteenth year, the World Travel Awards continues to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. As the most comprehensive travel awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry including travel technology, votes are cast by travel professionals in over 200 countries around the world.
"I am delighted that Amadeus has won these two prestigious awards," said Ian Wheeler, Vice President, Marketing, Amadeus. "They underscore our commitment to delivering innovative end-to-end solutions to the industry. Our continued investment in distribution and e-commerce solutions has enabled our customers to better meet the growing needs of today's traveller. I would like to thank our customers for making this distinction possible."
Manon Han, Vice President, World Travel Awards, said: "These awards recognise excellence throughout the travel and tourism sector, and by providing differentiated solutions that benefit travel providers and travellers alike, it was widely agreed that Amadeus deserved to come top in these two important categories."
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A world-leading technology and distribution solutions provider, Amadeus delivers unparalleled expertise to the travel and tourism industry, including leading-edge solutions that cover airlines' unique business needs, independent of their size, business model or market reach.
Amadeus' pioneering new-generation Customer Management Solution (CMS) portfolio, Amadeus Altéa CMS, serves network and regional carriers. The Altéa portfolio, based on a pioneering community platform concept, enables improved operational efficiency and increases revenue. The portfolio consists of the Altéa Reservation, Altéa Inventory and Altéa Departure Control solutions.
Further complementing these integrated IT solutions is the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite. Over 70 of the world’s leading airlines use the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite to power over 250 websites in more than 80 markets.
Other standalone IT solutions include: revenue integrity and automatic ticket reissue tools, in addition to full e-ticket interlining and ground-handling management technology services.
More information about Amadeus' solutions for airlines is available at: www.amadeus.com/ airlines.
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