Welcome to our regular new ‘Getting to know…’ feature. This month, we start the series in Nice and catch up Tamas Bocsi, part of the Amadeus Rail Team as Rail Account Manager.
Can you tell us about your role at Amadeus Rail?
I’m based in Madrid and my current role is Account Manager. But before that, I was based in Amadeus Nice where I have been part of the rail product management team . My areas of responsibility include the rail PNR elements, the Mid/Back office feed for travel sellers, the rail billing processes, rail statistics, and rail business intelligence. Before joining the rail team I worked in Amadeus with a Mid/Back Office tool (Amadeus Agency Manager) and took care of customer implementation worldwide.
How does your role help make rail booking easier?
In order for travel sellers to integrate rail in their standard process, the rail booking needs to be part of the Amadeus PNR to provide a full view of the traveller’s itinerary. The Mid/Back Office feed (Amadeus Interface Record) is generated from the Amadeus PNR and is sent to the Mid/Back Office.
What was the most rewarding moment of working for Amadeus Rail?
The most rewarding aspect so far for me was producing the first extensive rail statistics report (in June 2013) including all the different railways available through the Global Rail Sales Platform. This may not sound like a lot, but it was a great feeling seeing all the bookings made for the different railways in Global Rail Sales Platform.
What excites you about working in the rail industry?
I like to take the train as it’s much more relaxing than rushing to and through airports. There are several challenges that various players in the industry are working on in order to make the process of booking train tickets, especially for cross-border journeys, an easier process for the traveller. I’m glad to be part of a team that is working hard on making this happen.
What’s your favourite travel destination?
I used to travel quite extensively in the USA and in Asia. Recently I’ve discovered Europe as a holiday destination. Especially now that I work a lot with railways, I’ll try to do some of my own ‘research’ and take the train as much as possible...
And finally, what’s your favourite app?
My favourite app is IMDB which provides a lot of information about movies and TV series.
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