We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
This year was an especially exciting one at ITB Berlin with more than 100,000 trade visitors in attendance giving us an excellent opportunity to connect with new business partners from around the globe.
Amadeus also conducted a number of presentations and panel discussions including a crowd pleaser by Sascha Nau and Thorsten Gerber which encouraged travel agents to actively get involved in Social Media during the “10 reasons why travel agents should embrace social media” presentation.
Ahmed Youssef took part in an Executive Round Table entitled “The Middle East – a Changing World?” a debate on the growth of the Online Travel agencies in the middle east.
One of the most interesting debates came on the last of the professional days with Amadeus Germany General Manager, Bernd Schulz, conducting a panel discussion on the pros and cons of direct connect with the participation of representatives from FM Travel, easyjet, and BearingPoint.
Last but not least, Susann Garcia Rodriguez, Director Product Management & Delivery participated in the panel discussion Tour Operators´ Customer Relationship Management: High Tech or High Touch?
Overall, ITB Berlin 2013 was a great success for Amadeus Germany and all of our colleagues from Amadeus Spain, and France. Additionally, the sales team did a great job in the Amadeus Technology Lounge and informed about 240 customers (almost twice as much as last year!) about new Amadeus IT solutions. The Amadeus Meeting Lounge was also fully booked; about 115 meetings took part in this closed area which was only available for private customer meetings.
There was an added surprise: Amadeus Germany was nominated for the Best Exhibitor Award (BEA) in the “Travel Technology & Media” category – which is based upon the quality and attractiveness of a trade fair appearance.