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Amadeus Partners Forum in Moscow shines spotlight on travel innovation

Juan Giron

Global Corporate Communications Manager, Amadeus

More than 20 countries were represented at the Amadeus Partners Forum in Moscow and decision makers from leading airlines and travel agencies in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) discussed the future of travel.

The forum took place in the Skolkovo Innovation Hub, the Russian Silicon Valley. Russia’s most important technology park, it’s based on five clusters: IT, energy, nuclear technologies, biomedicine, and space technology. Amadeus talked technology and innovation, and also presented a fresh way to look at travel within a new ecosystem that will help the industry evolve to the next level. 

Amadeus’ Julia Barry shared with the audience the latest on Amadeus innovation, with a focus on our research and projects around Artificial Intelligence at Amadeus. She also provided some examples from travel startups we are investing in or collaborating with. “Technology is the ultimate enabler of the traveler’s journey”, she said.

Monika Wiederhold, SVP, Retail Agencies, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, Amadeus, commented on how Amadeus is looking at IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC). 

Anna Kofoed, VP, Content Sourcing, Travel Channels, Amadeus, elaborated on how Amadeus sees the immediate future of the travel sector. 
S7 Airlines is Russia’s largest domestic air carrier, based at three large transport hubs: Moscow, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. The airline, which signed for the full suite  of Amadeus Altéa passenger service system (PSS) solutions earlier this year, including reservations, inventory, ticketing and departure control capabilities, has now completed migration to Amadeus Altéa. Ruslan Vereshchagin, VP Corporate Technology Development, S7 Airlines, explained why they chose Amadeus as their technology partner.

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