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2018 has been an eventful year with ups and downs for the travel industry in Africa. Throughout it all, we at Amadeus have been at your side posting informative, thought-provoking and sometimes even silly blogs from the African travel industry.

We’ve decided to crunch the numbers and have identified your favourite Amadeus blogs of 2018.

Nairobi is third best city in the world!

Nairobi was voted the top city in Africa, and third best destination in the world for 2018, according to travel site TripAdvisor.

“The winners were decided using an algorithm that measures the year-on-year increase in positive TripAdvisor ratings for restaurants, hotels and attractions, plus the number of destination bookings compared to previous years,” the company said on its website.

In this blog we decided to chat to our Amadeus team in Kenya to see what makes Nairobi unique.

Let Amadeus Link help you solve the reporting and invoicing conundrum

What if you could have a tool that would not only give you a quick and comprehensive overview of your travel agency sales but that would also allow you to efficiently generate automated professional invoices?

In many travel agencies today, reporting and invoicing remains a time-consuming, high-touch manual activity. That is why Amadeus rolled out Amadeus Link Report and Amadeus Link Invoice to help you solve the reporting and invoicing conundrum in 2018.

Read more about these solutions in this popular blog

Amadeus Tip: How to Reserve a Seat using the Seat Map

Is your customer very specific about the seat they want? Not too far from the galley or the lavatories but not too close, at a reasonable distance from the exit, not on the wing so that their view is not obstructed but not completely at the back either? Amadeus Selling Platform Connect to the rescue!

This popular Amadeus Tip shows travel agents how to use the Seats and Services Catalogue.

Amadeus Tip: How to retrieve a Past Date Record (PDR) with Amadeus PNR Recall

Have you been wondering how to efficiently retrieve a Past Date Record? With this popular Amadeus Tip, we gave you some handy ways and useful entries to retrieve a PDR.

From Nairobi to New York in less than 15 hours!

After years of preparations and hard work, Kenya Airways this year proudly announced it the launch of a non-stop direct daily flight from Nairobi to New York.

Mathieu Dutrisac, Amadeus GM for Eastern Africa, commented: “This new flight will firmly position Kenya in the US market both as an attractive leisure destination and as an important business hub for investment. It is an incredible milestone for the entire East African region.”

Read more about this hugely successful 2018 event here