Leading technology partner Amadeus has has just announced signing a partnership with US mobile technology provider Charter Solutions International. The deal will reportedly supply TMCs and corporations with traveler tracking and crisis communication benefits via Amadeus Mobile Messenger.
According to the announcement from Amadeus, this new stand-alone solution will be able to connect users via smart devices such as iPhone, Blackberry, and Android and Windows platforms. Utilizing advanced messaging technology and standard SMS, the service will also carry features to support TMC workflows, itinerary locking, automated communication and travel simulation capabilities as well. TMCs and corporations will therefore be able to help travelers better and manage productivity as well. Derek S. Beveridge, CEO Charter Solutions International had this to say about the deal:
“I am delighted about our new partnership with Amadeus, a global leader of technology solutions for the travel industry. We are privileged that Amadeus has chosen our patent pending platform for travel disruption management and sophisticated pre-trip visualisation. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Amadeus by adding new modules for our platform such as active compliance monitoring, risk intelligence and RAVE (reverse auction voucher engine) for travellers.”
Amadeus Mobile Messenger, a part of the company’s corporate travel management solution, is used by some 6,000 plus corporations in 59 markets around the world. Having just announced their release of Amadeus e-Travel Management (AeTM), the global distribution company appears to be striking out headlong into the mobile booking and service space. News of Amadeus e-Travel Management Mobile (video above), beta testing in Scandinavia, among other announcements, shows at least that Amadeus has identified the coming trend. As to the Charter deal, Albert Pozo, VP Global Customer Group, Amadeus, offered this as well:
“As a company dedicated to providing the world´s best travel technology and consultancy to corporations, Amadeus is pleased to have signed a partnership with Charter Solutions International. Mobile solutions are leading travel industry trends, especially when facing unexpected emergency situations. Corporations need technology that helps them to fulfil their duty of care obligations by informing, locating and assisting their travellers in times of crisis, using technology that is compatible with their corporate travel policy and cost saving objectives.¨
In previous Amadeus news, the company just celebrated 25 years around the world, and at the EVA Airways & Amadeus Partnership Ceremony below. Key partnerships like the one with the Taiwan airline, are critical indicators of the health of Amadeus, as are these various technology endeavors. We look forward to seeing the results of the beta testing in Scandinavia.