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Amadeus strengthens its rail business with appointment of Deutsche Bahn executive Thomas Drexler

Amadeus announces the appointment of senior rail executive Thomas Drexler as Director of Rail, Amadeus. Drexler brings a wide knowledge of the travel industry. In his most recent role, Thomas was Vice President of Sales at Deutsche Bahn, where he held commercial roles for the last eight years. Previously, Thomas worked at Lufthansa in Online Sales, Lufthansa IT Services and also for two years at Start Amadeus (currently Amadeus Germany) in Corporate Development and Strategy.

Amadeus strengthens its rail business with appointment of Deutsche Bahn executive Thomas Drexler
 
Madrid, Spain, 24, October, 2011: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announces the appointment of senior rail executive Thomas Drexler as Director of Rail, Amadeus.

Drexler brings a wide knowledge of the travel industry. In his most recent role, Thomas was Vice President of Sales at Deutsche Bahn, where he held commercial roles for the last eight years. Previously, Thomas worked at Lufthansa in Online Sales, Lufthansa IT Services and also for two years at Start Amadeus (currently Amadeus Germany) in Corporate Development and Strategy.

The appointment of Thomas follows the company’s recent establishment of a new businesses division, led by Francisco Pérez-Lozao, to invest in the company’s diversification and grow its hotel, rail, ground transportation and airport IT businesses.

“We welcome Thomas to our team and the technology, business and leadership expertise that he will bring to Amadeus” commented Francisco Pérez-Lozao, Vice President New Businesses, Amadeus. “Thomas’s combination of experience in the travel distribution, airline and rail industries is rather unique and makes him an ideal person to lead Amadeus Rail in times of rail deregulation and inter modal travel.”


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Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed 850 million billable travel transactions in 2010.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended 31 December 2010, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,683 million and EBITDA of EUR 1,015 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

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