Travel Bulletin - - TECHNOLOGY -

AMADEUS has an­nounced the planned re­lease of “break­through travel and ex­pense tech­nol­ogy” for the Aus­tralian mar­ket. Dubbed Amadeus cytric Travel & Ex­pense, the sys­tem prom­ises to al­low cor­po­ra­tions to man­age their travel pro­grams more eas­ily, of­fer­ing trip plan­ning, book­ing, ac­count­ing and re­im­burse­ment in a Soft­ware as a Ser­vice model. To launch in Aus­tralia later in 2016, cytric will be avail­able along­side the Amadeus etravel Man­age­ment book­ing tool, with Amadeus IT Pa­cific man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tony Carter say­ing “we’re go­ing to put cor­po­ra­tions in the driv­ing seat by giv­ing them con­trol and vis­i­bil­ity over their travel spend, as well as flex­i­bil­ity to their trav­ellers”. In a big month for the IT com­pany, Amadeus also con­firmed a deal with Malaysia Air­lines, which will see the car­rier adopt the Altéa Pas­sen­ger Ser­vice Sys­tem. The car­rier’s out­o­ing group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Christoph Mueller, said “we are de­ter­mined to give Malaysia Air­lines the tech­nol­ogy plat­form it needs to pro­vide the world’s best ser­vices to our cus­tomers”. The suite will of­fer in­ven­tory con­trol, reser­va­tions, pas­sen­ger self ser­vice check-in, de­par­ture con­trol and e-com­merce. And with a num­ber of MH oneworld part­ner air­lines also util­is­ing the Amadeus sys­tem – in­clud­ing Qan­tas – the agree­ment will also en­able a stream­lined cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence be­tween mem­ber air­lines.

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