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ETOA partners with Amadeus for technology workshop

ETOA today announced a partnership with Amadeus, a leading technology provider for the global travel industry, for its new flagship travel technology workshop It will take place in central London on 30th September replicating ETOA’s popular appointments-based workshop format, to put travel technology buyers in touch with suppliers in the most time-efficient way.

The focus will be on sourcing travel technology, and the highlight of the partnership will be a keynote welcome from Diane Bouzebiba, MD UK & Ireland, Amadeus. Diane will share the company’s strategy to shape the future of travel in collaboration with customers and technology partners. Diane will also explore how the future is becoming more personal, connected and sustainable and what this means for companies seeking to meet the evolving needs of 21st century travellers. After the keynote address, Amadeus and other technology suppliers will sit down alongside each other to meet prospective buyers.

The event will bring together:
• ETOA buyers of technology, who will attend free of charge.  They will include: Senior marketing and e-commerce managers and heads of distribution and IT from tour operators, OTAs, wholesalers, hotels, tourist boards and attractions
• Other similar technology buyers, who are welcome to attend for a modest fee
• Technology suppliers, who will include suppliers of digital solutions for: Booking & Reservation Systems, Yield & Revenue Management, Ecommerce/Payment Systems, Translation Services, Marketing (SEO, Web Design, Social Media, Mobile Apps, Email), Analytics, Data Management/CRM, Review Management and other technologies applicable to the travel industry. Their attendance will include a dedicated table for presentations and an agenda of up to 20 one-to-one meetings with relevant buyers selected through a pre-workshop appointment matching system.  
• Special discounts are available to ETOA and ETOA-partner members including TTI (Travel Technology Initiative).

Rob Golledge, Head of Marketing Communication at Amadeus UK & Ireland said, ”Technology is mission critical in today’s increasingly connected world. Amadeus sits at the crossroads of both travel and technology and as the number one investor in Research & Development in our field, combined with more than 25 years of industry know-how; we can help travel companies navigate this fast-changing landscape to their advantage.”

Rachel Read, Head of Digital Trading at ETOA, said: “Amadeus is the ideal partner for this event. They have a wealth of experience in the field of travel technology, and their presence at Digital will be an excellent opportunity for ETOA members to share in that education”.

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