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Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry

09/04/2013| 11:38:02 AM| 中文

Amadeus discusses critical trends that will shape the future of travel in China at the Travel Distribution Summit.

  Guangzhou, China, 4th September, 2013: TravelDaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher and event organiser focusing on distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, welcomes Amadeus as the diamond sponsor at the 2013 China Travel Distribution Summit in Guangzhou on September 11 & 12.

  Over 750 C-level executives and senior leaders from travel and tourism will take centre stage at the China Travel Distribution Summit to address the core issues affecting the heart of their industry.

  Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, will showcase how its advanced technology solutions creates new opportunities, maximises revenues and increases efficiency for airlines, travel agencies and hotels across Asia.

  Bart Tompkins, Managing Director for Amadeus China will also deliver a keynote presentation detailing the increasing use of technology and infrastructure during the travel process, the rise of individualism of Chinese travellers, the disappearance of travel barriers within the Asia Pacific region, and expected growth at the upper and lower ends of the travel market.

  Topics covered at the event include:

  Different entry strategies;
  Tactics for the best chance at making a breakthrough in the China market;
  Navigating through challenging times;
  How are travel and tourism organizations collaborating to enhance market share, and How to revitalize the tourism and travel economy.

  China remains the hotspot of the world's travel market with a 12.0% growth rate in the number of domestic travellers in 2012. China's air traffic also achieved a 9.2% growth rate on a year-to-year basis.

  Bart Tompkins, Managing Director for Amadeus China said that technology would be crucial to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry.

  “There is no doubt that innovative technology use by all players in the travel chain (including travel agencies, airlines and airports in China) will ensure more efficient management of greater passenger volumes without increasing costs.”

  “Since the CAAC eased the regulations to allow global distribution systems like Amadeus to operate in China last year, we have secured numerous agreements with travel agencies as well as international airlines that service China. We hope to play a key role in bringing about positive change to China’s travel landscape very soon,” added Tompkins.

  Charlie Li, founder and CEO of TravelDaily added, “Amadeus consistently delivers insight into the Asian and Chinese markets. With 40% of the world’s air travel processed through its travel agency network, we are proud to have them as our platinum sponsor for 2013.”

  The 2013 China Travel Distribution Summit will be held at the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City Hotel Guangzhou on September 11 & 12, 2013.

  For more information about this summit, please visit the event website:



  About TravelDaily

  TravelDaily is China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries.

  With our China focus, our up-to-minute news and feature stories combined with the in-depth analysis by leading industry experts will keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

  More information about TravelDaily is available at: www.traveldaily.cn

  About Amadeus

  Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).

  The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.

  The group operates a transaction-based business model.  For the year ended December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3 million and EBITDA of €1,107.7 million.

  Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.

  To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.amadeus.com

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