It’s always nice to be appreciated for your efforts. Adopting this concept, Amadeus Egypt, just awarded our country’s first online travel agent, Travelstart, the 2018 Cup of Excellence and Leadership, during Amadeus’ annual ceremony. Moreover, several airlines were honoured, such as EgyptAir, Emirates, Saudi Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, and Nile Air.
According to Daily News, Paulina Klotzbucher, Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of Travelstart, recognised the great effort made by the company to consolidate its position in the Arab and African market since 2014, which eventually led to this prestigious honour. She added that the award motivated them to announce a new range of rewards and discounts for their customers, until Eid Al-Adha.
The deals include a chance to win free airline tickets for travel lovers to travel around the world, and up to 600 LE in discounts, along with other Ramadan sales. A list of the company’s recommended Ramadan destinations included some unexpected locations: Cairo, Dubai, Beirut, Manama, Muscat, and Istanbul during Ramadan, as well as London, Manila, Bangkok, Paris, and Amsterdam for the summer. An additional offer was launched with discount vouchers and gifts to promote their newest flight booking application, Flapp, which was released at the end of March.
A little background information about Travelstart and Amadeus in case you’re not familiar with either. Travelstart was founded in Egypt in 2013, South Africa in 2006, and 1999 in Sweden. The Cup of Excellence was not Amadeus’ first recognition of Travelstart. On the contrary, it received the Best Online Travel Agent Award for four consecutive years (2013-2016) according to their Facebook profile.
With over 1 million fans, Travelstart writes, “When you’re travelling for business or leisure, you need an online travel agency that takes care of the complicated stuff so you can focus on your job or your holiday. This is what Travelstart Egypt will do for you! With us, you can easily check prices of all the major airlines, hotels and car hire companies in one convenient place. It’s easy to book from our website and we provide [a] variety of ways of paying!”
Amadeus shares a more comprehensive description about itself on social media, “We provide the technology that keeps the travel sector moving – from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. Our ambition is to facilitate the entire travel journey from door to door, whilst improving the travel experience for hundreds of millions of people every year.”
It continues, “We do this by connecting key players in the travel industry: travel agencies, corporations, airlines, airports, hotels, railways and more. We provide these companies with the tools to serve travellers better and to manage their own business more effectively.”