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Huawei Technologies is first customer in Greater China to adopt Amadeus' award-winning online travel management solution

Amadeus has today announced that Huawei Technologies, a leader in next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, is the first customer in Greater China to adopt Amadeus' award-winning online travel solution, Amadeus e-Travel Management solution (AeTM).

Madrid, Spain, 10 September 2007: Amadeus, a leading global technology partner to the travel industry, has today announced that Huawei Technologies, a leader in next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, is the first customer in Greater China to adopt Amadeus’ award-winning online travel solution, Amadeus e-Travel Management (AeTM).

This corporate online travel solution will help Huawei administer its global employee travel needs and manage its corporate travel policy in a seamless manner, thereby increasing its efficiency manifold. With the successful implementation of AeTM in Greater China, Huawei is planning to roll out the solution in its other markets which include Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

The flexible, integrated AeTM system offers corporate end users a one stop shop ability to make air, car and hotel reservations, while linking to key national railway systems and low-cost carriers. Its low fare search capabilities ensure corporate travellers have a wide choice of travel options and access to the best available travel rates.

Mr.Ren Shulu Vice President of Huawei, said, "As a global provider of next generation telecommunications networks, Huawei has complex corporate travel needs. Amadeus was the perfect technology partner to help us provide the flexibility we require while integrating all the elements of our corporate travel programmes onto a single platform, simplifying the travel process for our employees and reducing travel costs."

David Brett, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, "We're delighted to have Huawei, our first AeTM partner in Greater China implement our award-winning solution to address their corporate travel needs. AeTM allows Huawei's travel managers to customise the system, to accommodate the company's travel guidelines and manage employees' travel itineraries more easily, streamlining the process and eventually leading to reduced travel expenditure for the company."

Amadeus' corporate travel solution, Amadeus eTravel Management, helps corporations manage their global travel programmes more efficiently and cost-effectively. Amadeus technology supports the global travel programmes of over 1,000 corporations to integrate all the elements of their programmes into one easy-to-use and easy-to-administer solution. Customers include Altría, Cemex, Daimler Chrysler, Ericsson, Huntsman, Nestlé, Total and Thales amongst others.

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About Huawei Technologies
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 31 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.

About Amadeus
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consultancy.

Solutions for corporations

Amadeus' corporate travel solution, Amadeus eTravel Management, helps corporations manage their global travel programmes more efficiently and cost-effectively. The solution helps business travellers plan, personalise and purchase their trip while remaining compliant with the global travel policy. Amadeus technology supports the global travel programmes of over 1,000 corporations to integrate all the elements of their programmes into one easy-to-use and easy-to-administer solution.

The move towards mobile technology is an integral part of the vision of what the travel experience should be. Today, travellers making a booking through Amadeus e-Travel Management can read and approve their confirmation email on a wireless handheld device. Customers include Altría, Cemex, Daimler Chrysler, Ericsson, Huntsman, Nestlé, Total and Thales.

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