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 July 02, 2013
Amadeus Continues To Support The Marine Travel Industry; Renewing Ties With Griffin Global Group

 Amadeus has signed an agreement with Griffin Global Group, a global travel agency specialised in the marine, offshore and cruise industries, renewing and extending its partnership with the agency worldwide.

This long term partnership builds on a 10-year relationship established with Griffin, who will be able to access Amadeus' content in over 20 markets across all continents via Amadeus Selling Platform and Amadeus Web Services. In addition, Griffin Global Group has been using Amadeus Agency Manager to optimise its mid and back office activities, increasing productivity and efficiency across multiple markets.

Simon Morse, Chairman of Griffin Global Group, said "We are pleased to expand our relationship with Amadeus whose product, strategy and geographical reach complement our own plans as we extend the scope and value of the specialist services we provide within the marine and offshore market, and our dependence on the speed and accuracy of time critical operational and financial information worldwide."

The marine and offshore travel sector differs from traditional corporate travel. Global by nature and organised around key hubs like Singapore, Houston, Aberdeen, Dubai, Athens, Manila and Mumbai, it requires moving large groups of workers to and from a vessel or an oil rig. Since immobilising such assets is very costly, it is mission critical for shipping and energy companies to move the right people to the right place on time. In this context, Griffin has built its leadership position, leveraging its global presence and 24/7 service, its marine fare programme and the expertise of its agents to manage complex itineraries.

Albert Pozo, Vice President, Global Customer Group, Amadeus commented: "This important renewal reinforces our on-going commitment to the marine and energy businesses and our ambition to continue and extend our investment in new specific solutions to address Griffin's unique requirements. We are pleased to be able to contribute to Griffin reaching their business objectives thanks to our global footprint and local expertise."

Griffin is the world's leading specialist in marine & offshore travel, responsible for the safe, on-time arrival of 750,000 crew each year through their network of 750 people located in 34 offices in 20 countries.

Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).

The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.

The group operates a transaction-based business model. For the year ended December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3million and EBITDA of €1,107.7 million.

Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.