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Amadeus Celebrates 30 Years of Offering to Travel Industry

Eva Karamanou, Amadeus General Manager for Greece and Cyprus and Deputy Regional Manager Southern Europe.

Eva Karamanou, Amadeus General Manager for Greece and Cyprus and Deputy Regional Manager Southern Europe. Photo © GTP

Amadeus has reached three decades of presence in the global travel industry, providing technology that helps the travel sector move and facilitates the entire travel journey.

More than 600 executives from the Greek travel market were present at the celebration event of Amadeus’ 30 years anniversary that took place in Balux Prive club in Glyfada last week.

The event was held by Amadeus Hellas’ and saw the company’s partners honor with their presence the 30 years of improved travel and valuable cooperation with Amadeus, a leader in innovation in the global travel scene.

“30 years is just the beginning for Amadeus. Our goal is to shape the future of travel along with our partners and to empower travel agencies by offering access to the total of content needed from all possible sources,” said Eva Karamanou, Amadeus General Manager for Greece and Cyprus and Deputy Regional Manager Southern Europe.

The company’s story started in Spain in 1987, when Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa and SAS decided to create a new global distribution system.

Vicky Bardakou, Marketing Manager Southern Europe Amadeus Hellas with Eva Karamanou, Amadeus General Manager for Greece and Cyprus and Deputy Regional Manager Southern Europe.

Vicky Bardakou, Marketing Manager Southern Europe Amadeus Hellas with Eva Karamanou, Amadeus General Manager for Greece and Cyprus and Deputy Regional Manager Southern Europe. Photo © GTP

Since its foundation, Amadeus has been working towards a more connected travel industry. The company’s story started in Spain in 1987, when Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa and SAS decided to create a new global distribution system. Within just 7 years over 100.000 travel agencies and airlines were connected to Amadeus system, marking the company’s success and evolution. Since then, Amadeus is connecting all sectors of the global travel industry with state-of-the-art technology and more investments in R&D than any other company in Europe.

“Travel agencies need to have the dynamic, the content and the tools that will allow them to play a crucial role in shaping travel in the future,” Karamanou said.

“Amadeus Hellas will continue to grow in a steady pace and with clear strategy, offering the best services to its clients, launching the best technology solutions and offering innovative consulting services,” she added.

Amadeus First loyalty program

During the event Amadeus Hellas was also able to officially present Amadeus First in the Greek travel market. Amadeus First is a loyalty program that was specially designed for travel agencies. Amadeus First members can collect points for every booking they make, either be it air tickets, hotel or car reservations. The points collected are personal and are added in real time in the user’s account and can be easily redeemed in gifts via the Amadeus First website.

Photo © GTP

Special draw for Amadeus partners

For the landmark 30 years anniversary Amadeus Hellas organized a special draw giving away to its partners 30 unique presents. Aegean Airlines, Air France/KLM, Etihad and Sky Express were happy to support the anniversary party with free air tickets for the lucky winners, while Emirates gave out branded gifts. Amadeus Hellas also gave out technology gadgets for travel agents to record their unique travel experiences.

Photos © GTP

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