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Amadeus Wins Award for 'Best Business Travel Product' at The Business Travel World Awards 2007

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Amadeus has won the award for 'Best Business Travel Product' for its Amadeus e-Travel Management Solution at this year's Business Travel World Awards 2007.

Madrid, 30 January 2007: Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions to the travel and tourism industry, has won the award for 'Best Business Travel Product' for its Amadeus e-Travel Management Solution at this year's Business Travel World Awards 2007.

Amadeus e-Travel Management is a leading global online corporate self booking tool designed to help corporations manage their travel programmes more efficiently, thus saving costs. In addition, the Amadeus solution for corporations offers reliable technology, unlimited reporting capabilities to suit traveller security needs and a multi-channel platform that provides access to relevant content – all aspects that enhance the user experience and create peace of mind for the travel manager and the corporation.

The Business Travel World Awards, which take place annually, seek to honour excellence in the travel industry and are voted by independent panel of judges which include business travel buyers, managers and arrangers.

This year's Awards Dinner and Ball took place on Monday 22 January at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Just under 1,400 people attended this to hear who would be awarded the most prestigious award titles in the industry.

Jerome Destors, Commercial Director, Amadeus e-Travel, said: “We are delighted to have won the award for the best business travel product, which recognises Amadeus’ commitment to the business travel sector. Besides important costs savings, corporations are benefiting from a reliable partner who understands their needs and can give them piece of mind when managing and booking corporate travel.”

Amadeus e-Travel Management at a glance:
• Empowers travellers and takes the effort out of booking business travel with a simple and intuitive interface.
• Gives travellers the edge with content relevant to business needs.
• Best-in-class systems integration to optimise corporations’ IT investments.
• Flexible and customisable platform to enhance control over travel management.

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Solutions for corporations

In e-commerce, Amadeus is the global leader in online travel technology and corporate travel management solutions. It services travel agencies in 90 countries, and powers the websites of over 1,000 corporations and more than 70 airlines and hotels. Amadeus e-Travel Management is an online travel booking solution to help corporations manage their travel policy more efficiently. Both Amadeus and its partners enable corporations to integrate all the elements of their global travel programmes, into one easy-to-use and easy-to-administrate solution. Customers include Altria, Cemex, Daimler Chrysler, Ericsson, Nestlé, Total and Thales.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 76 countries covering more than 215 markets.

The company is owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs nearly 6,700 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities. For the full year ended on 31 December, 2005, Amadeus reported revenues of €2,418.3m.

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