In today’s fast-paced world, staying connected is key to productivity on the move. It can take the hassle out of travelling. Travellers now live their lives multi-tasking. We simultaneously focus on balancing our work and personal lives. Neither disconnects from the other, especially when on the go. Hence, travellers will often use gadgets as a means to stay connected to both their work and private life. A recent study found that 87% of travellers use Smartphones while travelling, making it an essential device.
Mobile Apps increasingly assist smartphone-attached travellers along their journey. A recent study found that app usage for travel brands has increased by over 100% within the last year.
The study also reveals that mobile apps now play an important role in travellers’ planning and purchase phase of their journey. 45% have used an app to help plan travel. During travel, 46% of leisure travellers and 61% of business travellers use a smartphone app to check into their flight. 7 out of 10 post vacation photos via social networks during and after their trip.
Attune to these changing traveller habits and with a mission to shape the future of travel, Amadeus developed applications that are all geared towards enabling the traveller to be fully functional and have easy accessibility to important travel information, as well as to their travel managers. Their aim? To ensure enhanced connectivity between the travel manager and traveller for ease of communication and an enhanced travel experience.
Amadeus Mobile Apps
Amadeus Mobile Messenger provides professional assistance for handling disruptive events such as weather events, political unrest, or natural disasters, and allows 2-way communication between travellers and travel managers at any time. This ensures the agent/travel manager is always in complete control of the situation and provides peace of mind to travellers. A travel manager can also request the GPS position from a traveller. If the traveller agrees, the geocodes of their location are sent back to the travel manager.
Amadeus recognised how crucial it is to ensure travellers feel safe and secure while abroad. Amadeus Mobile Messenger delivers fast, efficient incident management, with all the required information in a single tool to be able to identify, analyse, and assist travellers without delay. Pre-registration linking the traveller to their travel itinerary and travel agent allows the Mobile Messenger function to link seamless booking information between the two.
Amadeus Mobile Messenger has a 4/5 ranking on Google Play with between 1000-5000 installs. Size wise the app weighs in at 317KB.
CheckMyTrip allows you to download and store your trips and their details (flight, car, hotel, train bookings, directions, weather, currency exchange rates, etc.) The application handles trips that are booked through the Amadeus Distribution System, which is used today by leading airlines and travel agencies. Connect anytime, anywhere, and enjoy essential services at every step of your trip – always have your travel itinerary at your fingertips.
Aside from checking reservation details for current and previous trips, the app allows for online check-in and updating of travel information in real time, including travel delays or unexpected occurrences. The latest update also gives you the option to book exciting tour activities at your destination.
CheckMyTrip is available for free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. The app has a 3.8/5 rating on Google Play with between 100,000 – 500,000 installs. Size wise, the app weighs in at 16MB and startup is quick at just under 3.5 seconds.
- Amadeus e-Travel Management
Amadeus e-Travel Management is an online self-booking tool that serves every aspect of corporations’ travel needs through a single entry point. Amadeus e-Travel Management allows you to plan, book and purchase air, rail, and hotel trips following your corporation’s policies. The app needs an Assignment Tag to work, which links the app to your existing e-Travel Management profile. If you’re a corporate traveller, then this is the ideal app!
Corporations integrate the elements of their global travel programmes, including travel policies, preferred suppliers and negotiated rates, into one easy-to-use website while cutting their travel costs down. Travellers have an end-to-end solution to manage the entire trip life cycle, from planning to booking, and expense management
The app has a rating of 4.2/5 on Google Play and has between 10,000-50,000 installs. Size wise, it weighs in at 7.5MB.
Amadeus mobile solutions empower you and keep you ahead of the game. With their innovative solutions and dynamic mobile platforms, it’s easy to plan, book, and manage trips simply, conveniently, and on the go!