Amadeus upbeat on RP hospitality industry

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:04:00 05/08/2009

MANILA, Philippines—Global travel and tourism technology provider Amadeus sees bright spots in the Philippine hotel industry despite a global economic slowdown.

The Europe-based multinational company announced yesterday the expansion of its services in the local hotel industry, starting with a new partnership with hotel resorts Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club in Morong, Bataan and Club Balai Isabel in Batangas.

“We are of the firm belief that at times of crisis, there always exist opportunities. This is part of our expansion of services in the country as true technology partners. It is an affirmation of our confidence in the Philippine tourism industry,” Amadeus Philippines general manager Albert Villadolid said in a press statement.

“We are targeting to enter into agreements with at least 10 more hotels and hotel chains in the Philippines before the end of this year,” he added.

The deal with Anvaya Cove and Club Balai Isabel hooks up the two Philippine hotel-resorts, which have a combined capacity of more than 300 rooms, with Amadeus’ property management system (PMS), a solution adopted by more than 70 hotels Asia, including in Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Korea.

Amadeus’ PMS platform is implemented in more than 6,700 properties globally.

It also reported strong growth in all its key Asian markets despite a global recession. Recent clients in Asia include Taj Hotels & Resorts in India and Centara Hotels in Thailand. Amadeus distributes 7,600 Asian hotels through its global distribution platform.

In the Philippines, it has partnered with a local company, Courtesy Point Technologies Inc., for the marketing, selling and implementation of its hotel IT solution.

Doris C. Dumlao

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