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Amadeus strengthens partnership with business travel firm focused on humanitarian, faith and academic sectors

Emma Symington

Corporate Communications

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Amadeus and Key Travel agree partnership to help humanitarian, faith-based and academic organizations across the globe

Travelers working in the not for profit sector regularly contend with complex and unpredictable itineraries involving heightened risk. Amadeus is therefore proud to announce a partnership with Key Travel, the world’s largest travel management company dedicated to the needs of humanitarian, faith-based and academic institutions. The deal will see a renewal of its global distribution agreement and the adoption of technological solutions for all Key Travel travelers.

With more than 600 employees working in 11 countries, Key Travel helps clients overcome the complexities and challenges of their unique travel requirements. This agreement will provide a unique group of travelers, including prominent aid and development agencies, leading faith-based organizations and over 150 universities globally, access to the unrivalled breadth of content offered by the Amadeus Travel Platform. Crucially, access to Amadeus’ content offering will allow Key Travel to deliver the personalized travel experiences that its customers require.

Key Travel customers will have access to solutions including Amadeus Mobile Messenger, a traveler tracking tool that provides real-time assistance and disruption management, as well as access to last seat availability through Amadeus Altéa Reservation. This is particularly useful for clients working in international aid, who are more likely to travel to areas affected by political instability, with travel plans often shifting at short notice.

Saad Hammad, Key Travel CEO said: “Key Travel’s mission is to reduce cost and complexity for those who travel to do good. Partnering with Amadeus gives us the right technology to deliver on our mission. Amadeus reflects our core values of impact, compassion and simplicity. We are excited about the benefits of working with such a strong team at Amadeus and look forward to deepening our partnership in the coming months.”  

Georges Rudas, Senior Vice President WEMEA, Business Travel, Managing Director France, Amadeus, said: “It gives us great pleasure to announce this partnership, helping enable a company whose focus is making a difference in the world. Key Travel has been long-standing partners of Amadeus and this renewed partnership will serve to strengthen our relationship. By providing Key Travel with Amadeus’ proprietary tools, we are uniquely placed to help their customers succeed in challenging travel conditions.”  


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