Amadeus Qatar, a leading travel technology provider and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, has launched Amadeus Mobile Traveller in Qatar. It is a fully integrated and complete mobile application designed to support pretrip, in-trip and post-trip functionalities, providing travellers with access to realtime travel information including on flight, car rental and hotel bookings.
Developed with the support of Techmaster, a strong development partner for Amadeus, the application comprises of a portfolio of functions including planning, searching and booking flights, hotels and cars, tracking itinerary and flight information and sharing travel experience with friends through social media channels, key advantages enabling end consumers to fulfil their travel needs while on the go.
The application is supported by iPhone, Blackberry, WAP and Android in Arabic, English and French languages. The application is available to travel agency customers in Qatar and the Middle East, as well as North Africa and can be accessed worldwide once downloaded onto the user’s mobile device.
As a native application specifically designed to meet the needs of the region, Amadeus Mobile Traveller allows travellers to access the application and store itinerary information even when they are offline.
Wafiq al Wahidi, general manager, Amadeus Qatar, said: “Travellers are becoming increasingly demanding and technology savvy owing to advancing mobile penetration rates. The need to keep pace with this trend and provide travel agents with a competitive edge has never been greater. Amadeus Mobile Traveller has been specifically designed for the region to enable travel agents to stay at the forefront of new trends and traveller habits. It is the outcome of a thorough analysis of our local and regional customers’ needs as well as key market trends.”
“Currently, the only player to provide an all-in-one GDSpowered mobile application, Amadeus has opened up new avenues for growth and advancement of the regional travel and tourism sector.”
Gaurav Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Techmaster, said: “Such staggering figures are indicative of the region’s dependence on mobile technology and the increasing need for consumers to have access to information at their fingertips. Today, the use of the mobile platform in the travel industry is associated with post-booking and trip information services. However, like Amadeus, we believe that the pre-trip and booking areas will significantly gain importance in the coming years.”
“Anticipating industry demand, we were pleased to collaborate with Amadeus to develop an all-in-one mobilebased travel application built with the traveller perspective in mind.”
Abdullah bin Omeir, deputy CEO of Omeir Travel Agency, said: “We firmly believe in innovation and the importance of meeting customers’ increasing needs in the field of mobility. This area of travel booking is no longer something futuristic, but rather a tool expected by many travellers as a standard and adoption rates are growing sky high. We are convinced that Amadeus is the best partner a travel agency can have to further develop capabilities to better serve travellers.”
source: Qatar Tribune
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