We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Airport IT, Amadeus IT Group
My passions are travel and flying. I started to feed this passion by flying aircraft myself, and obtaining several pilot licenses. I’m also passionate about the environment. This leads to an internal conflict. On one hand, travel industry growth is good for business and the economy. And on the other, pollution needs to be reduced. How can we make these things compatible? We shouldn’t underestimate the possibilities that technology opens to help the fight against climate change.
Our solutions improve efficiency and in turn save fuel, contributing to reduce CO2 emissions by thousands of tonnes. It all starts with our philosophy of optimisation: to do more with less. This means helping more people travel with less CO2. Our technology is already improving environmental sustainability in the travel industry because we ensure it is the most optimised available. We are able to do this by investing in research and development. In 2016, Amadeus invested €726 million in R&D to push innovation.
so less fuel is burnt while airplanes queue at the runway before taking off.
We are committed to sustainability in the travel industry – and it’s clear that technology is key to achieve this. We all need to make this change happen, so that our industry grows and becomes environmentally sustainable at the same time. I think this is possible if we all work together, wouldn’t you agree?
Learn more about our environmental sustainability efforts in theAmadeus Global Report here .