Travel innovations like BorderPass and Seatfrog have enabled air passsengers to skip immigration queues and secure last-minute airline upgrades respectively, examples of two startups made possible by Amadeus Next, the division launched by Amadeus to provide technology, expertise, reach and funding to travel startups in Asia Pacific (APAC).
A year on Amadeus Next has powered 30 startups working in tandem with 51 partners that included Tune Labs, Tech In Asia, MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre), 500 Startups and Jungle Ventures. Collectively these startups serve an average of 10 million active users every month (click on infographic below to expand).
Looking back on 2016, Simon Akeroyd, vice president of corporate strategy and business development for Amadeus Asia Pacific, said Amadeus was proud to have achieved so much in such a short time on its road to building a community for travel technology startups in the region.
“With 30 startups and 51 partners on board our focus in 2017 is to continue growing our startup community in Asia Pacific, and to look for like-minded partners and organisations who are equally excited about innovation and travel technology to pilot the startups and validate their solutions and business models.
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