Amadeus is celebrating its tenth year of operations
in Japan with the signing of a new partnership agreement with JTB Corporate Solutions, a solution provider company which is wholly owned by
Japanís largest travel agency, JTB.
Businesses in Japan which were previously only able to book domestic travel with JTBís existing ďJís NAVIĒ system, will now also be able
to book international travel thanks to the partnership, which will see the Amadeus e-Travel Management online solution integrate
seamlessly with ďJís NAVI.Ē.
David Brett, President of Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, ďAmadeus Japan has achieved amazing results over the past ten years. Japan has
emerged as a very successful growth market for Amadeus, and I am confident we will continue this strong performance over the next ten
years as well. We have established partnerships with many of the most well-respected names in the Japanese travel industry, and JTB is
already our largest customer for travel reservations in Japan. We are very proud to welcome JTB Corporate Solutions as our newest
Since it commenced operations in 1998, Amadeus Japan has grown to become
one of the leading global GDS-based airline ticket reservation
companies, and a growing provider of IT solutions for other sectors of the travel industry including hotels and online travel agents.
Ohtake, General Manager for Amadeus Japan, has observed that changing trends in the Japanese market over the past ten years have
driven the need for new technologies. ďEfficient and secure travel reservation and IT systems are no longer needed only by airlines, but we
have also seen growing demand from hotels, trains, ferries, rental car companies and travel insurers,Ē said
As part of ongoing efforts to provide cutting-edge technologies for the hotel industry, Amadeus has made a significant investment to
enhance the hotel reservation features of its Amadeus Selling Platform Ė which allows travel professionals to manage all air and other travel
content including pre and post-sale activities with a single-screen interface. This has resulted in a 300% increase in the number of hotel
reservations enabled by Amadeus in Japan in 2007, compared with 2006.
Amadeus is also focusing efforts to help train students ó the travel industry personnel of the future ó by deploying the Amadeus Selling
Platform at Trajal Hospitality Tourism College in Osaka this summer. The move marks Amadeus Japanís first venture into training for
advanced travel reservation platforms.
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