TOPAS, a CRS (Computerised Reservation System)
company in Korea, and Amadeus, recently hosted the first Korean
Travel Leaders’ Forum 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The forum was
attended by a group of 30 travel professionals including some of
Korea’s top travel agencies as well as representatives from the
senior management of TOPAS, Korean Air and Amadeus.
TOPAS CEO Mr
Sun-Oh Bang, and Amadeus Asia Pacific President David Brett,
shared their vision for the future while also unveiling the name
for the TOPAS next generation technology platform that both
companies are developing together. The new platform will be called
a fascinating travel market, with rapid growth both inbound and
outbound,” said Brett. “The Korean Travel Leaders’ Forum brought
together a group of senior travel professionals to discuss the
challenges we are facing, and some proposed solutions using new
technology. I believe the industry as a whole recognises that
technology will play a pivotal role in the future of Korean
“Amadeus is very proud to have been
selected as the IT partner for Korean Air to implement our Altéa
Passenger Service System, as well as the technology partner for
TOPAS to develop the new TOPAS Plus platform. We are very excited
to see what the future holds in Korea and last week’s forum
provided an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the travel
agents in terms of what they need to succeed,” Brett added.
The forum covered presentations from Korean Air, who
highlighted the benefits for travel agents using Amadeus’
technology as well as outlining the reasons Korean Air selected
Amadeus to deliver advanced technology solutions for the benefit
of their customers. Additionally, Amadeus highlighted current
global travel trends and explained how technology can help travel agents to maximise their revenue.
This forum was the first of many
events that TOPAS and Amadeus will hold with travel agency
customers throughout the TOPAS Plus migration and beyond.
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