Madrid, 16 November, 2006: Qantas.com and Amadeus e-Travel have been awarded ‘outstanding achievement’ in the travel and tourism category of this year’s Interactive Media Awards. Judged across five key criteria – including design, content, usability, feature functionality and cross browser compatibility – Qantas.com scored 474 out of 500. On feature functionality and content, the website secured 100 out of 100.
The Interactive Media Awards, judged by a panel of leading experts drawn from organisations such as Microsoft, Time Warner and The New York Times, seek to raise the standards of websites across all key elements. The awards are open to entries from organisations across the world.
On receiving the award, John Lonergan, General Manager, Direct Channels, Qantas, said: “It is important that we continue to ensure the best customer experience on our qantas.com if we are to maintain our reputation for excellence in customer service. Partnering with Amadeus e-Travel, we have been able to introduce new features to enhance usability, we have been able to reach new levels of self-servicing online.”
Jérôme Destors, Commercial Director, Amadeus e-Travel, commented: “This award recognises a strong partnership based on Qantas’ insightful views on online experience, the Amadeus e-Travel Web 2.0 technology, as well as our Web Design services. It also validates our approach to working with airlines to develop compelling and innovative user interfaces through our complete Software-as-a-Service model.”
Currently, 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. Amadeus e-Travel customers include Air Canada, Air France, British Midland, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Lufhansa, Qantas and Singapore Airlines.
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About the Interactive Media Awards (IMA)
The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishes the judging system and provides the judges for the competition.
For more information: www.interactivemediaawards.com
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.
Low Cost Carriers have alternative Customer Management Solutions – Amadeus Pioneer CMS and Results CMS by Amadeus - based on adaptive technology that provides robust options that easily adjust to their evolving operational requirements.
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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