AMADEUS EXPENSES SOLUTION
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.