Cabforce Partners with Amadeus to Integrate Taxis to the Travel Industry for a Complete Door-to-door Travel Experience
Business Travel Show LONDON, February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The new partnership will make pre-booked airport transfer and taxi bookings available to travel agencies, TMCs and corporations using Amadeus platforms in 2013. With Amadeus' position as a key player in the global travel ecosystem, the new offering has the potential to bring taxis to millions of travel itineraries.
Cabforce has partnered with Amadeus to bring pre-booked taxis and airport transfers to Amadeus e-Travel Management and Amadeus Selling Platform Connect. The joint solution will be available in the UK and Finnish markets in the coming months.
Cabforce offers unique technology that determines a ride's all-inclusive rate at the time of booking. When ordering a taxi, executive car, or minibus, travellers receive a competitive flat rate with all mileage, charges and tips included. Payment is done online and provides an electronic receipt, making taxi receipts one less thing to worry about.
Cabforce uses certified suppliers and has a unified process, which makes arranging transportation into a simple and efficient process for passengers no matter what city they're in. Flight times are monitored by drivers, email and SMS confirm rides, and clear signage makes it easy for passengers to find their Cabforce ride.
"Our goal is to deliver smarter technology and make traveling simple between our user's home and destination. Cabforce enables us to deliver a superior 'door-to-door' service with the right type of content for business travellers and corporate travel managers." Says Diane Bouzebiba Managing Director, Amadeus UK & Ireland.
With the partnership, corporate travellers will be able to easily pre-book their own rides through Amadeus e-Travel Management. Travel agents will also be able to book door-to-door packages and provide unique value-added content to their customers through Amadeus Selling Platform Connect.
The Cabforce network currently covers more than 50 top travel destinations across Europe. The global expansion has already begun with the introduction of New York. Cabforce aims to cover main business destinations in America, Asia, and Australia still within this year.
Learn more about the partnership at the Amadeus booth in Hosted Buyer Lounge and Cabforce booth 631 at the Business Travel Show in London.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.
Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations - data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol "AMS.MC". It is a component of the IBEX 35, STOXX Europe 600 Index, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
For the year ended December 31, 2011 the company reported like-for-like revenues of €2,712 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.
To find out more about Amadeus please visit http://www.amadeus.com
To visit the Amadeus Investor Relations centre please http://www.investors.amadeus.com
Cabforce is the online booking engine behind the world's leading network of flat-rate pre-booked cabs. Our real-time pricing platform determines the rate of any trip at the time of booking, allowing customers to book reliable taxis, executive cars, and minibuses with an upfront cost, minimizing bill shock and ad hoc hassle.
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