AMADEUS Amadeus is a leading Global Distribution System (GDS) and technology provider, serving the marketing, sales and distribution needs of the world’s Travel and tourism industries in over 210 markets around the world. Through Amadeus travel agencies and airline offices can make bookings 95percent of the world’s scheduled airline seats.
AMADEUS GDS SYSTEM Main objectives of Amadeus GDS are:
Increase the efficiency of airline booking
To replace the existing reservation system in the market of its kind and to provide totally neutral distribution system
To give equally comprehensive access to car rentals and hotel services to create a global system.
AMADEUS GDS SYSTEM Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa and SAS founded Amadeus GDS system in 1987 and it began operating in 1992. Its data base and data networking is serving nearly 60,000 travel agents, 12,000 airline offices and 60,000 hotels world wide. Amadeus launched in India in early ‘90s.
AMADEUS GDS SYSTEM Amadeus is an organized company having its base in Madrid (Spain). It has three subsidiaries:
The product of Amadeus Data Processing Corporation, Amadeus Central system is located in Munich. Amadeus is connected to the world via its own high speed communication network (AMANET), operates 24hours for the whole year.
AMADEUS GDS SYSTEM Amadeus Central system products are grouped as:
AMADEUS HOTELS Amadeus has started providing a complete IT solutions to the hotels in 2005. It gives accurate information on nearly 40,000 hotel properties world wide. Access to major hotel chains give up to date, booking information so that agencies can check availability and receive immediate guaranteed confirmation. Also offers the facility to access and sell special or promotional rates.
AMADEUS HOTELS The display and processing of these rates is guaranteed secure. Property Management System: for individual hotels. Central Reservation System: to connect individual hotel property and hotel chains to the GDS and online distribution.
ADVANTAGES OF AMADEUS Time saving as it provides all travel, client and agency information through single screen access to travelers round the clock. Easy to find and understand information. Efficient and more economical. Quick response terms. Better control as the entire travel agency business can be integrated and hence increase profitability. Possibility of cross selling the products and larger offers to clients is possible.