North American business travel spend hit $391 billion last year, and the business travel sector is expected to continue its upward climb in 2020. Companies need ways to make the entire corporate travel process easier and more practical for their employees. With this end in mind, Amadeus invests heavily in next-gen solutions and resources, as well as research and development, in the North American marketplace. In fact, our dedication to travel technology was recognized in 2019 when we won the The Beat Readers’ Choice for Most Admired Travel Technology Company.
We have more than 3,000 employees and 12 offices based in North America. And we offer the ability to service our customers in the very same regions in which they operate. The possibilities we’re seeing in business travel have never been more exciting!
Our partnerships with top airlines and hotels, such as Southwest Airlines, Air Canada and the Intercontinental Hotel Group, in addition to our new acquisitions, allow us to expand our ecosystem and increase the level of content available for our agency partners and their corporate travelers.
We’re also committed to helping our partners leverage the full potential of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC). Our recent collaboration with American Airlines and American Express Global Business Travel achieved a milestone in travel retailing, allowing the companies to process live NDC bookings. We’re one step closer to making NDC-enabled content available through all North America’s Amadeus-powered travel companies, with corporate customers accessing it through their trusted booking environment.
Amadeus is uniquely positioned to offer solutions that help our North American partners find new revenue sources and grow their businesses. And we’re the only provider who is 100% on modern open systems technology. Through our innovations in travel and expense technology, duty of care applications and reporting, we’re providing companies with the information they need to craft optimal corporate travel strategies.
North America is going to see a whole new way of looking at travel as Amadeus connects the different components of our ecosystem. Hear from our leaders as we share the different ways Amadeus is working with North American corporate travel providers to streamline the entire process, creating smoother, more enjoyable journeys for every business traveler.
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