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 October 16, 2006 and Amadeus e-Travel Receive Interactive Media Awards and Amadeus e-Travel have been awarded 'outstanding achievement' in the travel and tourism category of this year's Interactive Media Awards. Judged across five key criteria -- including design, content, usability, feature functionality and cross browser compatibility -- scored 474 out of 500. On feature functionality and content, the website secured 100 out of 100.

The Interactive Media Awards, judged by a panel of leading experts drawn from organisations such as Microsoft, Time Warner and The New York Times, seek to raise the standards of websites across all key elements. The awards are open to entries from organisations across the world.

On receiving the award, John Lonergan, General Manager, Direct Channels, Qantas, said: "It is important that we continue to ensure the best customer experience on our if we are to maintain our reputation for excellence in customer service. Partnering with Amadeus e-Travel, we have been able to introduce new features to enhance usability, we have been able to reach new levels of self-servicing online."

Jérôme Destors, Commercial Director, Amadeus e-Travel, commented: "This award recognises a strong partnership based on Qantas' insightful views on online experience, the Amadeus e-Travel Web 2.0 technology, as well as our Web Design services. It also validates our approach to working with airlines to develop compelling and innovative user interfaces through our complete Software-as-a-Service model."

Currently, over 70 of the world's leading airlines use the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite to power over 250 websites in more than 80 markets. Amadeus e-Travel customers include Air Canada, Air France, British Midland, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Lufhansa, Qantas and Singapore Airlines.