Amadeus named global partner for exclusive Connections events
Amadeus has signed up to be global partner for Connections, the new series of business events for the global travel industry’s senior executives.
The first event, Connections?Luxury, will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire in September, and will connect 60 individually invited buyers and suppliers of premium travel from around the world.
Amadeus will be global partner for the inaugural event and the Connections series during 2015.
Rob Sinclair-Barnes, Amadeus strategic marketing director, said: “Amadeus' solutions facilitate journeys and enrich the travel experience for hundreds of millions of people every year. The more we understand the future, the better chance we have to shape it.
“We are delighted to be Connections’ selected Global IT partner, to share insights on how travel providers can better connect, serve and manage the 21st century traveller."
Connections was launched by the UK’s leading travel industry media company Travel Weekly Group in April, and is spearheaded by former World Travel Market head of marketing and communications Micaela Giacobbe-Juarez alongside head of sales Mark Rice.
Suppliers already lined up for Connections Luxury include Etihad Airways, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, Four Seasons, Dorchester Collection, Florida Keys & Key West, Chauffeured Services and Avis –Prestige and Select Services.
Supporters include the African Travel and Tourism Association (Atta), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) and European luxury travel agency network Traveller Made.
Giacobbe-Juarez said: "I am delighted to be welcoming so many great luxury industry brands to Connections Luxury inaugural event this September; it fully justifies my belief that this kind of bespoke, niche and targeted event is what the industry needed.”
Charlie Parker, general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel said: “Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is delighted to play host to the inaugural Connections Luxury event.
“The hotel, situated in an historic 500-acre estate close to both central London and Heathrow, is an ideal location to welcome an international audience. I also have no doubt the hotel will provide a fabulous, conducive environment to bring together many key partners in the travel and hospital