Travel technology provider Amadeus and Microsoft recently announced a global strategic partnership that will harness cloud technology to innovate and explore new products and solutions and create smoother travel experiences in the future.
The new partnership will combine Microsoft trusted, secure cloud platforms and industry-leading collaboration and enterprise technologies with Amadeus’ proven expertise and innovation in travel technology.
Amadeus and Microsoft will specifically work together in three clear areas:
– Foster collaboration across the entire travel industry to create new hyper-personalized services and industry offerings tailored to the unique needs of the travel ecosystem.
– Focus on joint innovation and product development, together bringing expertise and agile development capabilities to envision, design and deliver cutting-edge travel solutions offering more relevant and sophisticated end-user experiences. This will also mean coordinated go-to-market strategies that leverage Amadeus’ and Microsoft’s respective footprint and capabilities.
– Accelerate the move of Amadeus’ technical platform to the public cloud, leveraging Microsoft Azure technology foundations for even greater agility and resiliency. This will in turn enable deployment across Azure’s many regions for optimized operations worldwide. Microsoft will become Amadeus’ preferred cloud provider.
Driving innovation together
Teams from both Microsoft and Amadeus will collaborate to enable faster delivery of new cloud-based solutions, leading to more seamless travel experiences, for example in the airlines and hospitality businesses.
Both companies will leverage the full value of Azure and Microsoft’s solutions (Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform) to deliver more powerful and sophisticated end-user experiences and create custom solutions tailored to the precise needs of the travel industry.
Initial efforts are expected to focus on establishing more integrated business travel journeys and enabling closer collaboration between travel and health authorities.