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This category of awards recognises Amadeus' key technology achievements which are the result of extensive market research and innovative product development. Over the years, these technology solutions have been commended for their proven track record in terms of their quality, reliability and effectiveness in enhancing the overall travel experience. 
 
Major travel industry organisations have honoured Amadeus' outstanding contributions in the fields of technology and innovation which include: developing IT solutions which optimise airport operations, implementing cloud services which improve all-round customer service, and creating an interactive platform which proposes targeted recommendations to travellers’ on-the-move. In addition, we are consistently nominated for 'Best Travel Technology Provider/Company' for the innovative services we provide to international leisure and business travel companies around the world. 
 
Please read more about our technology and innovation awards below.  
               

 

2018 Awards 


 
 
Best Technology Provider
 
Amadeus is proud to receive the UK's Best Technology Provider prize at the "Globe Travel Awards 2018". Organized by Travel Weekly since 1977, the Awards recognise the highest standards the best service to their users, as voted for by travel agents from around the country.
Press release.
 

 

2017 Awards 


 
 
Digi.travel EMEA Distinction 2017
 
Amadeus was awarded with the honorary «Digi.travel EMEA Distinction 2017», for its contribution in Research & Development and its continuous investment for the creation of innovative products and services for the travel industry. External press release.
 
 
2017 Best Innovation Award
 
Award given to the best innovative work presented during the conference (AGIFORS 2017). Selection based on “popular” voting of the attendees: this includes airlines, vendors (like Amadeus), and some academic representatives.
 
TTG Travel Awards 2017 - Travel Technology Company of the Year
 
Amadeus has been crowned as Travel Technology Company of the Year at the 2017 TTG Travel Awards. It’s the second consecutive year Amadeus UK has scooped the award, impressing the judges with new product launches, innovation, support for the trade, and growth in new customers, along with its support of start-ups. TTG’s group editor Pippa Jacks commented: “The awards have earned a reputation for being the toughest to win in travel, so any company who takes home a trophy can be sure they really are the best-in-class. Blog post
   
Titans of Finance
 
Amadeus earned the ‘Titans of Finance’ award in the ‘Efficient Company’ category for its innovation and sustainability efforts. Last year, we invested €726 million in research and development. Sustainability is also important to us as evidenced by our inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for five consecutive years. Blog post
   
 
Best Self Booking Tool - Amadeus Cytric Travel & Expense
 
Francesca Benati, our GM in Italy picked up the prize which Amadeus was awarded because of our know-how as a leading technology provider, the fact that our solution is flexible and that we are offering a great depth and breadth of travel products and solutions.
   
Best Travel Technology Provider
 
The Irish Travel Industry Awards are an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents Association which voted Amadeus Best Technology Provider thanks to the unstinting efforts of the local team located in Dublin and Cork (for the 7th year in a row!).
   
Best B2B innovation for Amadeus B2B Wallet
 
Amadeus awarded a gold medal in the ‘Best B2B innovation’ category for its B2B Wallet product at PYMNTS.com’s prestigious Innovator Awards ceremony. The awards honour both new and seasoned payments players. Newsroom story
   
Best B2B innovation for Amadeus B2B Wallet
 
Amadeus awarded a gold medal in the ‘Best B2B innovation’ category for its B2B Wallet product at PYMNTS.com’s prestigious Innovator Awards ceremony. The awards honour both new and seasoned payments players. Newsroom story
   
 
Powerlist 100
 
GCV each year names the top 100 corporate venture investors globally. Amadeus Ventures is a travel venture fund which aims to drive strategic value through early stage minority investments in innovative startups. Amadeus Ventures
 
 

2016 Awards


 
 
Travel Technology Company of the Year
 
Amadeus was awarded the 2016 Travel Technology Company of the Year; and we couldn´t be prouder, because this award comes from both our customers and our peers. The judging process is based on votes coming from UK travel agents to establish the shortlist, followed by the votes from an impressive panel of judges, handpicked by TTG to represent the industry. Blog post | Newsroom story
 
Red Hat Innovation Winner
 
We were selected as the 2016 Red Hat Innovator of the Year out of six finalists and category winners for the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards after a public vote. Amadeus was recognized for its innovative use of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as part of a new cloud services platform to help companies meet the increasingly complex demands of travelers. Blog post Newsroom story
 
Cloud innovator of the year
 
Amadeus Cloud Services enables our solutions to run on our own global private cloud as well as on multiple public cloud providers. This container-based cloud solution decreases system latency to enable better customer service, increase platform availability, streamline operations through automation, and reduce time to market for new services. Blog post | Newsroom story
 
Aviation Technology Achievement Award
 
Ghana´s first ever National Aviation Awards brought together top travel players to honour their achievements and contributions to   Africa´s aviation industry. Amadeus got recognised as a company that demonstrate innovation and follow-through in the application of a new technology or system that has enhanced their operational, financial and or market share performance. Blog post
 
 
Best Travel Technology Provider
 
The Irish Travel Industry Awards are the premier awards for suppliers and Travel Agents in Ireland. Travel agents in the Republic of Ireland also voted Amadeus Best Technology Provider thanks to the unstinting efforts of the local team located in Dublin and Cork (for the 6th year in a row!). Blog post
 
 
Best Travel Technology Provider
 
The Irish Travel Trade Awards were held in November 2016 hosted by Irish Travel Trade News where we won Best Travel Technology Provider.
 
 
Best Technology Provider
 
Amadeus was awarded 2016 Best Travel Technology Provider at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards in London. The awards are voted for entirely by UK travel agents, with additional consumer awards voted for by readers of Mail Brands UK. Blog post
 
 
2016 Launch Peoples Choice Award
 
Amadeus won the runner-up 2016 Launch Peoples Choice Award for Amadeus Ambient Services. The pioneering platform is an experiment that enables environmental-based, or ambient interactions throughout a traveller´s journey, thereby delivering the right service, at each step of the trip. Blog post 
 
 
 
Asia's Leading Travel Technology Provider 2016
 
Reflecting the huge and positive impact Amadeus has had on the travel industry in Asia Pacific, we have been decorated with a number of prestigious awards throughout 2016.
 
 
Amadeus ranked #10 Top Software companies from 2016 Global Forbes 2000
 
Amadeus has been recognised by Forbes as one of the world’s top 10 software companies in 2016.
 
 

2015 Awards


 
 
Best Industrial Application of Operations Research for Airport Optimization
 
Amadeus Airport IT and Innovation & Research teams partnered to deliver solutions that optimise airport operations and deliver real world value to key stakeholders. Blog post
 
 
Best Travel Agent Technology Innovation for Amadeus Ticket Changer 
 
Amadeus Ticket Changer was awarded as 2015 Best Travel Agent Technology Innovation by AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agency) which recognises and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry (National Travel Industry Awards). This is translated into industry recognition for the solution. Blog post
 
 
UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology for VisitEurope
 
The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in tourism is the flagship event for the global tourism sector. The UNWTO Ulysses Prize is given to a distinguished scholar, whether in academia, government or private industry, for outstanding contributions to innovation and knowledge in tourism. Blog post 
 
 
2015 Best Innovation Award for Dynamic Pricing
 
Amadeus' research has since been acknowledged by the airline community as a major step forward in revenue management, further highlighting our dedication to innovation and research. Blog post 
 
 

Awards photo gallery:

 
    • Eva Karamanou, General Manager Amadeus Hellas holding the Distinction.

    • Eva Karamanou, General Manager Amadeus Hellas receiving the Distinction from Vicky Karatzavelou, Founder & General Manager of Travel Media Applications.

    • Clare De Bono and Liz Emmott (Amadeus UK) hold the 2016 Travel Technology Company of the Year

    • Amadeus employees celebrate the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards

    • Volker Lorenz and Trish Oleary receive the Best Travel Technology Provider award

    • Our colleagues in Ghana receiving the Aviation Technology Achievement Award in 2016

    • Juan-Jesus García Sánchez (left side) at the 11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, Madrid (Spain)

    • Our Australian colleagues during the National Travel Industry Awards event