Madrid, 30 May, 2006
– Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, is pleased to announce that as of today, Oceania Cruises is available to European travel agents through Amadeus’ automated cruise booking tool, Amadeus Cruise. The luxury cruiseline provides services to travel agencies in Europe including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Agents in the US, Canada and the UK have already been taking advantage of Amadeus’ industry leading technology to book Oceania Cruises.
"With our incorporation into Amadeus’ industry-leading cruise booking tool, travel agents in Europe will have all the selling and booking tools in place from which to sell Oceania Cruises along with shore excursion packages and pre- and post-cruise stays," stated Frank Del Rio, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises. ”Thanks to Amadeus’ cutting-edge technology and their global presence, travel agents in Europe today have easy access to Oceania Cruises at their fingertips.”
Amadeus Cruise is the most widely used automated cruise booking tool in the industry, with more than 40,000 terminals in 80 countries worldwide. It allows any travel agency to sell cruises right from their desktop using the Internet, regardless of their location or GDS affiliation. The stand-alone version of Amadeus Cruise is also ideal for cruise-only and in-house agencies, providing them with the specialized booking capabilities they need for their business segment.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Oceania Cruises across the world – We will help bring them and their travel partners continued success in Europe by providing access to live availability and pricing, optimizing the way to reach travel agents, thus increasing sales and revenues,” said Albert Pozo, Amadeus, Managing Director, Travel Services and Leisure. “Amadeus’ leadership and continued technology investment will bring significant efficiencies in time and productivity for travel professionals, in addition to the improvements in the service they will be able to offer their clients when booking Oceania Cruises.”
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world’s largest upscale cruise line. Featuring a fleet of intimate and luxurious 684-guest ships, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica
Oceania Cruises sails to the most alluring ports in Europe, China and the Far East, South America and the Caribbean. Combining the finest cuisine at sea, exceptional personalized service, luxurious accommodations and extraordinary value, Oceania Cruises is setting a new, worldwide standard for luxury cruising.
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Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines and insurance companies, tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consultancy.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (operations including the data processing center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 75 countries covering more than 215 markets. The company - jointly owned by BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa - has more than 6,700 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities. More information on Amadeus is available at www.amadeus.com.
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