Amadeus is preparing to launch a suite of mobile
solutions for business travellers.
The suite, which will be launched in the
coming months, includes the possibility of having efficient
approval workflow while on the road and itinerary-based location
information upon demand, as well as an employee security tracker.
The new solutions will function on all the
major mobile operating systems such as Windows Mobile, Symbian and
By using Amadeus Mobile
Partner, which is synchronised with Amadeus e-Travel Management, travellers can store complete itineraries on their mobile device
at the push of a button. They can access everything from flight
schedules and hotel addresses, to car rental and check-in
information, even when they do not have network connectivity. It
also means that these details can be checked while abroad without
incurring any roaming fees.
Amadeus Mobile Partner has an
additional function for travel approvers within a company, which
allows them to confirm or reject trips while on-the-go via their
mobile, thus avoiding bottlenecks when they are away from their
desk. Approvers see the full list of trips waiting to be approved,
and can quickly endorse or reject them directly from their mobile.
Albert Pozo, Vice President, Business & Corporate Travel,
Amadeus, said, ďAmadeus continues to invest in innovation and to
believe in R&D particularly during a period of financial crisis
when companies are looking to improve their business. We plan to
bring our customers next generation travel technology that will
help the traveller be more productive and efficient while on the
road. After initiating joint research with ACTE last year which
evaluated the mobile needs of corporations, Amadeus is now
delivering a portfolio of mobile services for the business
traveller, helping corporations better support their employees who
are on the move.Ē
The Amadeus SMS Traveller Contact
solution is a traveller tracking and security tool to
facilitate ad hoc communication with travelling
employees before, during and after they travel.
It allows the travel manager to reach out
to travellers who may be at risk during an emergency; send SMS
notifications before, during and after their trip; and quickly
send information via email to all those employees with planned
trips for a given destination.
Amadeus has also teamed up with mobile technology company ConTgo to offer an additional mobile solution to corporations.
Mobile Travel Assistantís (MTA) main feature, known as the
Follow-Me Itinerary, delivers relevant information directly to the travellerís mobile phone using SMS messages only when they need
The information sent is based on the actual itinerary for the traveller, and the content can be customised and controlled by the
corporation based on location-specific rules.
Secondly, the Travel
Alert functionality on the MTA helps locate travellers by SMS and
keeps track of their responses so that the travel manager can keep
a clear view of those who may be in need of assistance during a
travel security incident.
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