Amadeus has released the latest version of its
Agency Internet Engine (AAIE) (Asia) solution that is customised
for the Asian region. AAIE (Asia) offers many new features that
make it easier for travel agencies to build more effective
websites and increase online revenues.
One of the highlights of the latest version of
AAIE (Asia) is a wider range of service fee options. This allows
travel agencies to pick and choose from an enhanced “menu” of
service fees to suit their business model, including credit card
charge fees, service fees per Passenger Name Record (PNR), per
booking class, per segment and more.
In addition, the
upgraded solution is integrated with the Payment Gateway, allowing
the travel agent’s customer to make purchases online using PayPal,
AsiaPay and Moneydirect. By providing additional payment options,
travel agencies deliver better service for their customers.
Also included is a graphical seatmap function, enabling the
travel agent’s customers to select their seats, enhancing the
online shopping experience.
projected a 17% gain in the APAC online leisure and unmanaged
business travel market to reach US$35.7 billion in 2009. To date,
Amadeus has seen online travel agency bookings in Asia Pacific
grow by 34%, compared to the same period last year,” said Olivier Froger,
Director Business Solutions at Amadeus Asia.
“Travel agencies need to evolve in line with this trend and
leverage the Internet to their advantage. With the enhanced AAIE
(Asia), travel agencies in Asia will gain greater control and
flexibility over their websites to create a more dynamic and
customer-oriented online presence.”
The new features of
AAIE (Asia) complement the existing strengths of the solution.
AAIE (Asia) is closely integrated with the Amadeus Global
Distribution System, thus allowing travel agencies on the existing
platform to seamlessly align content and other applications such
as profiles or mid-office functions with their websites. Agencies
are also able to use AAIE (Asia) to customise the look and feel of
their websites, as well as expand their offer to include services
such as hotel booking and car rental.
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