Amadeus boosts its commitment to corporate travel today with the appointment of Ingrid Picard to spearhead its corporate IT solutions for the Pacific region.
Ingrid, who brings 15 years of experience to the role, will partner with corporations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to power employee travel using Amadeus’ technology and expertise.
Amadeus has been successfully providing IT solutions to Australian corporations for a number of years, working in partnership with travel management companies (TMCs), taking a collaborative approach to meet corporations’ needs.
Ingrid will work with customers and the local Amadeus team to build on this success and deliver a suite of next-generation solutions, including Amadeus cytric Travel and Expense in 2017. Amadeus will be releasing more information on Amadeus cytric Travel and Expense over the coming months. Amadeus already offers various solutions to address corporate travel needs including Amadeus e-Travel management as well as duty of care solutions; Amadeus Mobile Messenger and Amadeus Open Profile Suite.
Speaking about her appointment, Ingrid said “I am excited to join an innovation-led business like Amadeus. I see a huge opportunity to work with corporations alongside TMCs, and deliver the technology that empowers them to manage their travel programs effortlessly and drive a seamless experience for travellers.”
Ingrid highlighted, “Increasingly, business travellers are demanding an instant, mobile and personalised experience so they can book and manage their own travel and expenses on the go. This means businesses are facing new challenges to effectively control their corporate travel whilst ensuring optimum traveller safety, compliance and cost management. This is where Amadeus can help”
Tony Carter, Managing Director of Amadeus IT Pacific said “Many corporations still struggle with outdated technology and rely on multiple applications and vendors or websites to navigate their travel journey, meaning they lack agility and visibility of overall travel and expenses in their organisations. Finding a way to manage this and ensure the wellbeing of a travelling workforce will be critical to drive corporate performance for companies in the region. We are excited to have Ingrid as part of the team and look forward to expanding our customer base.”
Ingrid Picard will be a guest speaker at ACTE-CAPA Global Conference on the 22 November, 2016 in Sydney where she will discuss the importance of making the right travel technology investment to shape the future corporate travel experience.