Posted on June 14, 2011

Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, has launched weekly training programs in Qatar to educate travel agencies on the various travel insurance policies available through Chartis Insurance exlusively on the Amadeus system. Chartis has a global presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions including GCC countries. They provide world class travel insurance products and services to suit specific requirements of individuals across Qatar.

Wafiq Al-Wahidi, General Manager, Amadeus Qatar, said: “Travelling is such an enriching expereince but even the most carefully planned trip can be complicated by unforeseen circumstances. Whether it is lost luggage, canceled flights, or medical emergency, an unexpected calamity can turn a relaxing vacation into a difficult experience. By opting for a good holiday travel insurance policy, travellers can save their money, safeguard their journey and make their vacation a memorable one. With Amadeus, travellers can do so with a simple request to the agent while booking their tickets.”

Through Amadeus, Chartis offers travel insurance for different plans, individuals and families, to outfit every individual’s need. Its family plans are particularly beneficial as it allows the policy holder to include his spouse and kids below 18 under one policy at one price.

To encourage performance and promotion of insurance via its global distribution, Amadeus Qatar is rewarding the best performing travel agent every month. For May, the accolade went to Rami Hamad, Travel and Tours Consultant at Asia Travel, Al Aziziah Branch. ASIA Travel is an Amadeus Qatar partner agency.