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Amadeus: total trip experience.
Tuesday, 23rd October 2007
Source : Amadeus
Seeking once more to simplify the online shopping experience for corporate travellers, the latest etravel management solution will provide a flexible 'single view' of all available travel options - as well as secure booking and payment facilities.

Amadeus, a global leader in technology for the travel industry, will unveil the latest enhancements to Amadeus e-Travel Management at the ACTE Global Conference in Munich on October 21. Version 11.0, which will be available worldwide by the end of October, represents the latest steps towards Amadeus' vision to provide a simpler and more flexible 'Total Trip Experience' for business travellers.

Amadeus Single View is a new feature that revolutionises the way in which travellers search and select the most suitable travel options - using many 'shopping' features more usually associated with internet-based leisure travel sites.

Travel options are displayed more simply, while at the same time the latest release provides greater flexibility and choice – and always within the company's own travel booking policy.

The traveller can search and narrow down possible travel arrangements for a particular trip, select the most suitable travel combination based on specific criteria and availability, and view these via a clear and consistent display.

One of the key new benefits of Amadeus Single View is that it that it introduces the "Fare Group" concept to business travel. This provides the unique ability to compare and book flights, fares and availabilities across network airlines and low-cost carriers.

Additionally, it allows for mixed class displays for complex air travel journeys for trips involving combinations of different types of airline, or classes of travel.

One illustration of this benefit: a traveller can opt for a restricted option on his way to a meeting and a flexible option on his return - to leave room in case a meeting takes longer than planned. Similarly, a traveller can combine an outbound Business Class flight with an economy return – so that he or she arrives fresh to a meeting and maximises savings on the way back.

There are also advanced filtering capabilities for a highly personalised selection of travel options; allowing travellers to make informed decisions in a single step. Travellers can use graphical filters to adjust and get several fare groups displayed so that they can make the most suitable travel combination.

Furthermore, Amadeus e-Travel Management is newly certified based on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS), having fulfilled all the requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical measures to protect customer account data.

The standard was developed by major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud, hacking and various other security issues.

Commenting on the latest features of Amadeus e-Travel Management, Marcos Isaac, Director of Corporate & Distribution Channels, Amadeus said; "Our philosophy is all about working in partnership with our customers, ensuring that they have the solutions for before, during and after a trip.

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable total trip experience for the corporate traveller which is easy-to-use from a technology standpoint. Business Travellers and Corporations are increasingly demanding enhanced services which help to save time, enhance compliance, and improve the traveller's experience.

Amadeus has always been at the forefront of travel technology and this version is the latest step in our programme of investment in the next generation of travel technology solutions which will offer secure, fully integrated content, data and systems right across a corporation."
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