Amadeus Launches New Free Leisure Tool

In a recent briefing for travel agents, Amadeus' North American Chief Commercial Officer Tom Cates introduced Amadeus VacationLink, a new all-in-one leisure booking portal that gives travel agents the ability to book high-commission content from a single point of sale. VacationLink also allows agents to book cruises, shore excursions, tours, destination content, transfers, event tickets, rail, consolidator fares and more.

Cates says the new leisure-booking tool will increase productivity and deliver efficiencies. Current Amadeus Cruise stand-alone customers will get cruise capabilities and more. The tool is free to all travel agents.

Cates noted that Amadeus does not compete as a retailer with North American travel agents and that Amadeus is continuing its ongoing research and development investment in distribution and travel agency products and services. He also released a new research study on travel agents.

Responding to agents' needs in 2009, Cates said Amadeus will launch a new a website designed for agent engagement and an Amadeus thought-leadership webinar series. Also planned are new tools for online help, support and service. Amadeus believes that agents can stay competitive by optimizing their online presence.

Amadeus offers a basic online package that includes Amadeus Agency Internet Engine, Advanced Online Package, Amadeus e-Retail Engine, Amadeus Premium Online, Amadeus Corporate Online and Amadeus Checkmytrip.com.

Visit www.us.amadeus.com.



Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

From July to August, there was a sizable increase in the number of advisors who believe promotional offers would impact booking decisions.

If the pandemic suddenly ended tomorrow, nearly half of respondents said their first large discretionary purchase would be a trip. Learn more here.

Chris Conlin, president and CEO of Conlin Travel, sees a future for leisure travel—and it includes DIT (Domestic Independent Travel). Read more here.