Atlas Travel first to select the full Amadeus One technology suite to enable greater control of the total travel experience: Travelers and travel managers alike will benefit from the functionality of the Amadeus One desktop, portal and open profile technology at the point of sale

MIAMI, May 29, 2012  – Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today that Atlas Travel, a 26-year-old global travel management company serving more than 500 corporations worldwide and 15,000 vacation travelers, is the first to select the full suite of Amadeus One technology solutions to deliver greater control of the entire travel experience for travelers and travel managers alike.

“Business travel is constantly changing so agencies need to be able to adapt at a fast pace and prepare for the future or risk their business. With the full Amadeus One suite, Atlas will be able to take optimal advantage of the unique capabilities and benefits of our flexible, scalable technology solutions,” said Vic Pynn, Executive Vice President for Amadeus in the Americas region. “Unlike legacy platforms, Amadeus One will help Atlas achieve their business and customer objectives including enabling them to pursue continuous evolution, connectivity options, and emerging channel opportunities.”

Amadeus One is a suite of innovative IT solutions and services designed to help business travel agencies enhance productivity, streamline operations, and optimize procurement at the point of sale. Its intuitive, easy-to-use functionality also helps agencies reduce or eliminate training and bring aboard future generations of travel agents.  Under the new partnership, Atlas Travel will utilize the:

  • Amadeus One Desktop – an integrated, configurable, Web-based, multi-source professional agent point-of-sale solution
  • Amadeus One Travel Portal – a single point of entry with a customized user interface which allows agencies to provide their corporate customers with access to dynamic content and travel tools
  • Amadeus One Open Profile Suite (OPS) – a customized profile management solution based on a centralized profile repository that synchronizes with agency, ERP, GDS, and online booking systems, as well as Amadeus’ portfolio of modular components to ensure profile data consistency and enhanced reporting
  • Amadeus e-Travel Management – the flagship employee self-booking tool for corporations

Atlas Travel’s phased rollout of the Amadeus One suite is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Pynn said the Amadeus One suite delivers a comprehensive point-of-sale offering that will enable Atlas to add new levels of automation throughout the trip lifecycle. This will facilitate increasing agency productivity and accuracy while enabling the agency to offer additional choices and services to their travel agents as well as their travelers.

Elaine Osgood, President of Atlas Travel, said the Amadeus One next generation technology platform will be a key element in the agency’s overall technology portfolio focused on products and services that allows Atlas the ability to customize and enhance the client experience.

“There is optimal value to utilize and integrate several Amadeus One technology solutions that will truly enable us to deliver what our customers need and to also grow and expand our business,” said Osgood.

In 2011, Atlas increased their overall revenues by 15% and plans to expand into new geographic areas. An affiliate of BCD Travel, Atlas is an Inc. 5000 company and was recently named by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) as one of the Top 50 fastest-growing women-led businesses in the U.S.

For more information on Amadeus IT solutions and services for the corporate travel marketplace, visit www.amadeus.com/businesstravelIT, contact businesstravelit@amadeus.com, 1-866-AMADEUS, or an Amadeus sales representative.

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About Amadeus

 

Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travelers).

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 948 million billable travel transactions in 2011.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations – data processing center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended December 31 2011, the company reported revenues of €2,707 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

To find out more about Amadeus please go to www.amadeus.com. To visit the Amadeus Investor Relations center please go to www.investors.amadeus.com.

 

About Atlas Travel

 

Celebrating more than 25 years in business, Atlas Travel International serves more than 500 corporations and more than 15,000 vacation travelers.  Atlas is honored as a leading business in New England, in the travel industry and is an Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.  Additionally, the company provides meeting and incentive services as well as luxury vacation planning.  For more information about Atlas, please visit www.AtlasTravel.com or by calling 800-362-8626.

 

 

Media inquiries only:

 

Debbie Iannaci                                                     Emily Peck

Director, Public Relations                   Account Supervisor

Amadeus North America                    kwittken + company for Amadeus North America

Tel: 305-499-6448                                              Tel: 646-747-7149

Email: diannaci@amadeus.com                    Email: amadeusnoram@kwitco.com

 

Bryan W. Alaspa

K Squared Communications for Atlas Travel

Tel: 773-774-7847

Email: balaspa@ksqrd.com

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