ATM 2013: Amadeus chosen by travel agents as preferred Global Distribution System

Ahmed Youssef

EVP-Corporate Development & Marketing, Hospitality, Amadeus IT Group

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Amadeus’ final day at Arabian Travel Market 2013, the region’s leading travel and tourism trade show, was marked by the travel agency community’s recognition of our services and solutions.

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We emerged as the leading Non Air Solutions provider for travel agents in the MENA region for the second consecutive year at the 20th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) that ran from 6 -9 May in Dubai.

Amadeus’ selection followed the Technology Show panel discussion on ‘Using the GDS to make Big Bucks’. The session saw the three key GDS players presenting their innovative offerings. An audience comprising regional representatives and key stakeholders participated in a poll where Amadeus took the top spot as the region’s Solutions and content provider of choice for the travel industry.

I had the opportunity to deliver a presentation on the company’s portfolio of hotel solutions, including Amadeus Hotel Plus, Amadeus Link Hotel and our regional solution Amadeus Content Store, an innovative solution providing travel agencies in the MENA region with unified access to over 150,000 hotel properties worldwide sourced from the world’s leading hotel aggregators at very attractive rates.

The audience was shown the vast opportunities lying ahead in the non-air content segment, available to travel agencies seeking to adapt to the fast changing environment. by exposing the  breadth, depth and quality hat differentiates the Amadeus offering. I took the opportunity to spell out a key question: Are the region’s travel agencies ready to change to the new business dynamics or will they keeping on working like 10 years ago?

Amadeus is very well positioned to support the travel agency’s needs –we are currently present in the MENA region through 17 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations (ACOs) servicing 21 countries. And we pride ourselves in our ability to cater to the specific needs of every player in the travel industry through delivering relevant content, best-in-class services and innovative solutions.

We continue to work with all our enthusiasm and resources to reciprocate the trust placed on us by the tourism industry.


Arabian Travel Market, Middle East, Events