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|October 16, 2012
Abacus International and BCD Travel Sign New Long-Term Technology Agreement
Abacus Distribution Systems, Hong Kong's leading provider of travel solutions and services, has signed a new long-term technology agreement with BCD Travel, a leader in corporate travel management. "Abacus is a trusted and valued partner of our business," said Alvin Miu, Director for BCD Travel Hong Kong. "Abacus' sound infrastructure, expertise and superior technology capabilities were all key factors in the decision to extend and grow our partnership further. I am confident that the partner...
|October 15, 2012
Amadeus Launches Mobile Booking App; New UI For Its Online Corporate Travel Booking Tool
Amadeus has launched its new User Interface (UI) and presents its mobile booking application. The online corporate travel booking tool, Amadeus e-Travel Management (AeTM), used by over 6,000 corporations in 59 markets, helps corporations reduce costs and gain total control of every aspect of the corporate travel process. Olive Kavanagh, Travel Category Manager, Strategy & Technology, Microsoft commented, "We welcomed the introduction of the new AeTM user interface, which provides an updated ...
|October 11, 2012
Abacus Integrates With PayPal Making Online Travel Transactions Easier
Abacus International has announced a new collaboration with PayPal, a world leading online payment provider, to equip travel companies with the solutions needed to stay ahead in the fast-changing online travel industry. Abacus will integrate PayPal as a payment option in their ready-to-go online booking engines, Abacus WebStart and Abacus WebConnect. These integrated solutions will enable more than 20,000 travel agencies located across Asia Pacific to have an online presence and transaction capa...
|October 10, 2012
Abacus Shares Insights; New Product Showcase At Abacus International Conference 2012
Asia Pacific travel solutions and services leader Abacus International kicked off its Abacus International Conference 2012 to share latest industry trends and Abacus solutions. "Abacus International Conference 2012 is focused on helping our agents to discover and use new technology and solutions to transform the way they do business in delivering a positively differentiated end traveller experience," said Mr Robert Bailey, President and CEO of Abacus International at the biennial conference h...
|October 10, 2012
Abacus Unveils Innovation Automation Solution
Abacus International has unveiled its newest solution Abacus AutomationHub at the Abacus International Conference 2012. Designed for automating business process and eliminating time-consuming manual tasks, this solution comes with a set of ready modules that will further help agency improve their operational efficiency. Recent studies indicate that travel consultants can spend as much as 72 per cent of their daily hours on various routine tasks such as finishing PNRs and checking queues. Apar...
|September 26, 2012
Qantas Renews Global Full Content Agreement With Amadeus
Amadeus and Qantas have announced the extension of a long-term, full content agreement that guarantees Amadeus users worldwide access to the carrier's full range of fares, inventory and schedules. Travel professionals using the Amadeus system will continue to have access to the airline's domestic and international schedules, fares, and last seat availability through the Amadeus system under the same conditions as that offered through the airline's website qantas.com and other distribution cha...
|September 24, 2012
Amadeus and EVA Airways Enter Long Term IT Partnership As EVA Prepares To Join Star Alliance
At a signing ceremony in Taipei, Amadeus and EVA Airways announced that EVA Airways has selected the full Amadeus Altéa suite to manage its international passenger loads. The airline signed this latest agreement in the wake of its acceptance onto the Star Alliance, for which Amadeus is the preferred IT platform provider. The long-term agreement with Amadeus will bring EVA Airways and its subsidiary, UNI Airways, onto a Common IT Platform already used by 64% of the Star Alliance members which ...
|September 19, 2012
Travelport Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Qantas Airways
Travelport has announced a new long term agreement with Qantas Airways. Effective immediately, the new agreement ensures Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Qantas' full published inventory including ancillary content such as paid seating, consistent with the airline's website. "We are delighted to sign this long-term agreement with Qantas and secure this important content for our travel agency customers worldwide," said Andrew Middleton, Travelpo...
|September 13, 2012
HotelTravel.com Teams Up With AxisRooms To Enhance Hotel Connectivity
HotelTravel.com and AxisRooms have successfully launched AxisRooms Channel Manager to enhance hotel connectivity options. HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, said: "Many of our hotel partners are using AxisRooms to maintain their rates and availability on HotelTravel.com. "We clearly see the advantage for hotels being empowered to control their distribution choices and AxisRooms expands on HotelTravel.com's policy to offer as many channels as possible. At the end of...
|September 10, 2012
Amadeus Sets Sights On China As Market Opens To Global Distribution Systems (GDS)
Amadeus has applauded the publication of the new Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Computerised Reservation System (CRS) regulations which will bring enhanced global distribution technologies to the Chinese market that will significantly benefit the travel industry and consumers in China. The new CAAC regulations will take effect from 1 October 2012. For the first time, from 1 October 2012, foreign airlines will have the option of using global distribution systems to distribute th...
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