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Amadeus Showcases Hotel IT Commitment at HITEC 2010MIAMI, June 18, 2010 – Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, will present experts and educational sessions next week at HITEC 2010 in Orlando, reinforcing its commitment to the hospitality marketplace in North America.
“As HITEC brings hotels together with technology innovation, Amadeus offers attendees wonderful opportunities to keep ahead of the trends and developments that drive the industry,” said Vic Pynn, executive vice president for Amadeus Americas. “2010 is a year of technology-led transformation, and we’re excited to move the industry forward with the HITEC community.”
A schedule of Amadeus events and activities follows:
Monday, June 21, 9:00 a.m., Room 310 G
Stephen Puente, Technology Fundamentals v2.0 Roundtable Leader – Stephen Puente, manager of hotel IT business development for Amadeus, will lead a roundtable discussion on what to look for when moving core IT services “into the cloud.” Participants will also address mobile service solutions, service tracking systems and multimedia connectivity.
Monday, June 21, 1:00 p.m., Room 329
Amadeus Industry Forum – Amadeus will present its new white paper, “Invent the Future – the New Normal for Hotels in 2010 and Beyond.” Author John Burns, president of Hospitality Technology Consulting, will lead an expert panel that includes Mike Blake, CIO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and St. John Murphy from Keane Consulting Group, in a discussion about key business and technology trends shaping the hotel business. Panelists will be joined by Amadeus co-hosts Jérôme Destors and Vic Pynn for a Q&A session.
Tuesday, June 22 – Thursday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. until exhibits close
Amadeus Booth – visit Amadeus’ booth, number 537 on the HITEC show floor, for information and demonstrations of the latest Amadeus hospitality products and solutions, including the Amadeus Hotel Platform.
Twitter – Amadeus will share HITEC insight and commentary on Twitter during the conference and after. Follow @AmadeusHotel_IT for the company’s latest HITEC updates.
See you at HITEC!
Amadeus is the leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, rail, cars rental, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travelers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 670 million billable travel transactions in 2009.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters and marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 72 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended 31 December 2009, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,461 million and EBITDA of EUR 894 million. The Amadeus group employs over 9,300 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices. To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.amadeus.com
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