Amadeus India awarded with 'Excellence in Backend system' at Times Travel Awards 2011

New Delhi, October 18, 2011: Amadeus India, the leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry has been awarded the 'Excellence in Backend system' award at the first ever Times Travel Awards 2011.

The gala ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on October 12, 2011. Amadeus India received the award in the category of Best GDS which is termed by Times group as 'Excellence in Backend system'.

Times Group launched Times Travel Honours 2011 to celebrate the excellence in Travel and Tourism, for remarkable achievements and celebration of extraordinary industry benchmarks. The awards were launched to recognize leaders in the travel and hospitality industry, including airlines, railways, tourism boards, taxi services and ticketing firms. The event saw huge participation from the veterans of the Indian travel and tourism industry.

Speaking on the achievement Ankur Bhatia, Managing Director, Amadeus India, said "This is a very proud moment for Amadeus India. We are extremely grateful to Times Travel Awards for recognizing the brand and honouring it with this coveted title. This further strengthens Amadeus' commitment towards developing breakthrough products and solutions for its partners and customers. We are thankful to the honourable judging committee and are sure that in the coming years Times Travel Awards will set a benchmark for the Travel and Tourism industry in India."

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About Amadeus
is the chosen technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry. The company provides distribution and technology solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Amadeus operates under a transaction-based business model that offers IT solutions to virtually all players in the travel industry. 

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 72 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus India Private Limited was established in 1994 and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Amadeus India's head office is located in New Delhi, with a wide network of 40 branch offices providing support to travel agents across the Indian sub-continent. Amadeus India offers agents access to more than 95% of scheduled airline seats as well as hotel rooms, insurance packages, car hire and other travel services worldwide. Amadeus' distribution system is preferred by travel agents in 217 cities across India as well as in Bangladesh, Nepal and Colombo with over 42,000 terminal installations in more than 13,000 travel agencies.

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