Press release

Man of the Year 2011 –Luc Pannecoeck

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The most prestigious Travel Magazine travel award went to the General Manager of Amadeus Benelux.

Vilvoorde, Belgium, 21 November 2011: Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, is proud to announce that Luc Pannecoeck, General Manager Amadeus Benelux, has been elected last Friday by the Belgian travel industry as the Man of the Year 2011.

During the Travel Magazine Travel Awards gala evening hold at the Hilton in Antwerp, Luc Pannecoeck received the prestigious award of Man of the Year 2011 for his achievements in the travel industry and his continuous investment to provide the latest technological solutions that enable success to the tourism and travel industry in the Benelux market. 

After having hold different management positions at Sabena, Luc Pannecoeck started at Amadeus in 1993. As of this moment, he gradually succeeded to position Amadeus as the leading I.T. provider for the travel industry. Innovation, efficiency, cost savings, diversification and human contacts are part of his most important key words.

Olaf Leenders, Director – Marketing & Product Management commented: ”This award is proof that a clear and shared vision can drive amazing results. Luc, has a clear vision to the future, which result in a continuous growth of our business and most important very satisfied customers. The recognition of the travel industry as Man of the Year 2011 is a well-deserved compliment for each of us working at Amadeus Benelux. We thank you all for this recognition.” 


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Notes to the editors

Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers). 

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed 850 million billable travel transactions in 2010.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters and marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries. 

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended 31 December 2010, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,683 million and EBITDA of EUR 1,015 million. The Amadeus group employs over 9,899 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices. 

To find out more about Amadeus please go to www.benelux.amadeus.com.
To visit the Amadeus Investor Relations centre please go to www.investors.amadeus.com.

Contact details

Amadeus Benelux
Olaf Leenders
T: +32 2 257 99 11 / +31 23 554 1430
F: +32 2 460 03 84 / +31 23 562 4272
E-mail :infobe@benelux.amadeus.com/infonl@benelux.amadeus.com


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