A couple of announcements from Amadeus yesterday including the release of a new user interface for its e-Travel Management corporate self-booking tool.
The front-end has been made more akin to leisure travel sites and should enable a faster and easier search, booking and approval process.
The development has been piloted with Microsoft in Ireland with the software giant now preparing to extend it to other territories.
Amadeus is also beta testing a mobile booking application called AeTM Mobile in Scandinavia. The app enables travellers to make air and rail bookings via mobile devices including Android and iPhone.
The AeTM service is one of several initiatives Amadeus has been working on for mobile with others including its m-Power app (a white-label travel app) developed in conjunction with¬†Sound of Data and Amadeus Mobile Traveller, which is designed for the Middle East and Asia markets and is in conjunction with Techmaster.
The company also opened up its ARIA Templates code to third party developers in July with the aim of simplifying mobile apps.
The ARIA code already support Amadeus consumer-facing mobile app development for its airline customers.