Amadeus is 'The Beat' Readers’ Choice for Most Admired Travel Technology Company

Chantal Boeckman

Corporate Communications, Amadeus

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At Amadeus, when we describe who we are, we say, “Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel.” We are 19,000 people strong, with over 145 nationalities, serving customers in more than 190 countries. Our collective purpose is to shape the future of travel, using the latest technology to move the travel industry forward. No other company in the world invests the way we do in travel technology.

Digital identity, baggage tracking, voice technology, the Internet of Things, revenue management, network planning, disruption management – the list goes on and on – for more than three decades, Amadeus has been at the forefront of it all in travel. 

In the spirit of our people’s passion for travel and technology, we are honored to share that Amadeus has been named The Beat Readers’ Choice for Most Admired Travel Technology Company. This is the first time Amadeus has won this award, unseating a seven-year incumbent.

Announced today at The Beat Live in New York City, The Beat Readers’ Choice Awards included the most admired technology company, travel management company, airline, payment company, lodging brand, car rental brand, startup and supplier of the year. 

Amadeus’ Executive Vice President of Global Business Travel, and Travel Channels, Americas, Rajiv Rajian was present to receive the award. “On behalf of Amadeus employees around the world, we are honored to be recognized in this way by knowledgeable and influential members of the business travel industry. We are excited and optimistic about the future of business travel, and about the possibilities to combine great technology with great people to continue to enhance the travel experience. The opportunities are endless, and we at Amadeus are driven to stay at the forefront of shaping the future of travel.”

2019 has arguably been one of the most dynamic for Amadeus, milestones include:

• Announcing that we moved the core shopping experience onto the cloud to drive more speed, resilience and efficiency – we’re the first by far among our competitors to achieve this accomplishment. 

• Hosting our inaugural travel technology event, T3CH, focused on Transforming Tomorrow’s Travel, featuring well-known changemakers like Google and Amazon Web Services.

• Continuing to lead in evolving the value of our systems, through the Amadeus Travel Platform and the Amadeus Airline Platform.

• Progressing NDC with global customers like American Express Global Business Travel and American Airlines that have completed NDC live travel bookings, Travix which is now offering NDC content in several countries, and the launch of Amadeus’ new API with NDC capabilities.

An award like The Beat Readers’ Choice for Most Admired Travel Technology Company is evidence that the company’s vision, strategy, and relationships are resonating with our customers, partners and industry members at large.

Selection criteria is based on which company readers most admire for its policies, management style and service for business clients. People could not vote for their employers, and votes were write-in only. Part of the BTN Group, The Beat is a source for senior-level corporate travel professionals, providing breaking news, insightful views, compelling interviews and in-depth research on corporate travel distribution and technology. More than 10,000 senior-level travel industry professionals subscribe to its content.

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