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Senior Vice President, Airlines, Amadeus IT Group
Although it probably doesn't seem like it, we don't always get the chance - or dare I say it the time - to shout about all the great things that Amadeus is doing. But seeing as we’re all bloggers these days I felt it opportune to share some recent good news from the Pan Arab Web Awards.
The awards, which were established to ''recognise excellence in web design, development and web ownership'', recently held its sixth annual competition in the Sultanate of Oman, at the luxury Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa.
Judged by a prestigious panel of leading business and academic experts from across the Middle East, the awards are designed to encourage and foster e-business throughout the Pan Arab region. To this end, each nominated website is measured across a range of stringent criteria; including usability, creativity, aesthetics, interactivity and content.
And we are extremely pleased to say that Amadeus's customers came not only first but also an impressive second and third; all in the same category for ‘Airlines’, with first place going to Etihad (see photo above: Jeremy Willmott - Head of Digital Strategy [left]; Anthony Gauci - Head of Direct Sales [right]), whilst Qatar and EgyptAir came second and third respectively.
So what does all this mean? Well essentially it means we’re incredibly good at building brighter, bolder, better e-commerce solutions for our customers. And I think we can rightly be very proud of ourselves. These awards not only have enormous credibility but also explicitly recognise our innovative outsourcing model, which in plain English means we can basically offer airlines a complete solution for their websites from start to finish. And given that we now power over 260 websites in more than 110 countries for over 100 airlines, I think it’s fair to say that the sky really is the limit for where we go next.