The fundamental mechanics of corporate travel haven’t changed for around half a century: flight-taxi-hotel-meeting. What has changed dramatically is the power of the traveller: they are more demanding, mobile and have access to more information than ever before.
Employees generally want to be good corporate citizens, but struggle to work with limited content, inflexible policy and antiquated technology – why should they when innovative OTAs give them a brilliant experience for their leisure travel?
That’s why Amadeus is investing in the next big thing: the most innovative technology platform that will offer a world of benefits to Travel Management Companies (TMCs), corporations and corporate travellers. Highly customisable and scalable, Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense is based on open and flexible architecture that enables it to be adapted to each customers’ needs.
Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense is an integrated solution that allows corporations to manage their travel programmes effortlessly from trip planning, to booking, accounting and reimbursement – all in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. It means employees won’t need to look anywhere else, and that means they stay in policy.
Tony Carter, Managing Director, Amadeus IT Pacific, said, “Like most of us, I’m a compulsive business traveller and travel enthusiast, and we all know what a great travel experience should look like. We’ve been delivering that with our best-in-breed AeTM online booking technology, but we’re not resting on our laurels and it’s time to step up the game. We’re going to put corporations in the driving seat by giving them control and visibility over their travel spend, as well as flexibility to their travellers.”
Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense will be available in Australia later in 2016, alongside AeTM. Amadeus is working towards a one solution offering, combining the best features of AeTM and Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense to meet customer demands.
Amadeus will engage with AeTM resellers to study their needs and help them assess how Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense would best meet their requirements, and those of their customers.
Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense will also be available via our agency and channel partners.