|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2007
VisaHQ.com and Amadeus announce visa and passport services partnership
|Washington, DC - VisaHQ.com and Amadeus signed a partnership deal that would allow thousands of Amadeus travel professionals to add visa and passport services to their portfolio. The new service becomes available today.
Amadeus is adding an affiliate link to its travel agency booking platform, AgentNet, that will let travel agencies take advantage of VisaHQ.com's unique passport and visa capabilities. Amadeus customers will now be able to apply for visas on behalf of their clients for all countries that have Consulates in the United States, as well as use online technology that lets them apply to as many countries as needed at any time by filling out one universal 100% paperless electronic application. They will also have 24/7 access to online tracking and real-time electronic updates, as well as the most comprehensive in the world online visa and passport requirements database for citizens of all countries.
"Amadeus is a global leader in providing twenty-first century travel solutions, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to work jointly on offering exceptional and versatile services for Amadeus customers," commented VisaHQ.com CEO Alexander Yaroshenko on the signing of the contract. "We are committed to making the relationship mutually beneficial and boosting Amadeus customers' revenues and competitiveness in the global market by offering a new service package and utilizing VisaHQ.com's extraordinary technological capabilities."
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travelers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories - Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (operations - data processing center) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 76 countries covering more than 215 markets.
The company is owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs some 7,600 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities.
For more information about Amadeus, please visit www.amadeus.com.