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Amadeus Global Report: Amadeus rail in 2016

May 24, 2017
Author: Marta Desviat

Travel connects us with the people and places that are important to us. At Amadeus, we are proud of the role that our technology plays in connecting travellers to the travel journey, linking them to a whole ecosystem of travel agents, search engines, tour operators, railways and more. This pride has been reflected in our growth, the strength of our performance is outlined in the Amadeus Global Report 2016.

Multimodal trips: an opportunity in the distribution business 

We see multimodality as an opportunity to evolve, expand and bring more collaboration and value to the travel industry. In the ever-changing environment we currently live on, rail is clearly becoming an integral part of the travel chain

Travellers are looking for not just a flight but a complete seamless travel experience and travel providers are looking to extend the range of products they sell beyond their core offer. That is why we already integrate content from multiple providers including rail, hotel, insurance, car rental and more. Our rail content is displayed alongside our air content in one merged display, so travel agencies and travellers can compare travel options quickly and easily.

Amadeus Global Report 2016

 

Rail, part of our vision to shape the future of travel

With 90 railway companies distributed worldwide and over 200 dedicated rail experts, Amadeus Rail is part of the Amadeus global vision of being at the centre of the travel industry. The key milestones in 2016 include:

 

Advising policymakers 

As a key industry player, we participate in policy initiatives enabled by technology, helping to reduce the travel complexity. 

Last year, we were active and supportive of new initiatives for a seamless multimodal travel system in Europe. Especially in rail, where we are participating in Shift2Rail and IT2Rail, two important private-public industry initiatives sponsored by the European Commission

The Amadeus-led All Ways Travelling (AWT) consortium comprised BeNe Rail, IATA, Thales, Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE) and Zeppelin University, was selected by the European Commission to develop and validate a proof-of-concept for a multimodal, pan-European passenger transport information and booking system, which was successfully delivered.

Such relevant public and industry technology-related initiatives are helping us to be positioned at the very forefront of the digital transport system in Europe.

 

For a more comprehensive and transparent view of all of these important business and sustainability achievements, visit our dedicated website or download a copy of the Amadeus Global Report 2016 here: 

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