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Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Over the past few decades changing traveller demands, combined with technology evolution and the mobile revolution, have dramatically transformed corporate travel. Digital has disrupted traditional travel behaviour and has given today’s corporate traveller a thirst for a more on-demand, mobile and personalised experience.
Yet many struggle with outdated technology and rely on multiple applications or websites to navigate their travel journey, meaning their corporations lack the agility and visibility on overall travel expenses. As Asia booms towards dominating the world’s corporate travel spend, the management of travel and expense processes and the wellbeing of the travelling workforce will have a critical influence on corporate performance for companies in the region.
Amadeus is excited to take the front foot on this opportunity and announces the arrival of Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense in Asia. This game-changing solution puts Asia in focus with a mobile first approach that enhances and simplifies the user experience, provides always-connected duty of care throughout the traveller journey, and improves efficiency and productivity for corporate travel booking and expense management.
Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said, “Asia is the largest business travel region in the world, accounting for more than a third of the global US$1 trillion spend. This is only set to grow and corporations increasingly realise the need to walk the tightrope of cutting costs, managing expenses and improving the traveller experience. Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense does exactly that and more. I’m excited to bring some real competition to Asian corporate travel with our game-changing solution that delivers a world-class user experience to meet the region’s evolving needs.”
Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense puts corporations in the driver’s seat, empowering them to manage their travel programmes effortlessly, from trip planning, to booking, expense submission and reimbursement, all in a software as a service (SaaS) model. This means that corporate travellers can manage their corporate travel expenses in a streamlined manner whilst staying compliant to policies, all in one place. It provides:
_ The ability to make a booking in two clicks with SpeedBook™
_ A mobile first approach with Asia in focus
_ Extensive travel content, all under control
_ An agile and robust platform that delivers regular, innovative developments
_ Simple integration with external systems and content
_ One-stop productivity from travel booking to approval and expense management
_ The ability to choose the travel and expense solution that’s right for your business, independent of Travel Management Company (TMC) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools
As a leader in travel and the largest R&D investor in European travel and tourism, Amadeus delivers global innovation and scale with regional and local market support. Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense is hosted on Amadeus’ stable, open and flexible platform that delivers security, speed and results while providing access to a wider collaborative ecosystem, enabling it to be easily adapted to each corporation’s needs.