Amadeus and GTTC enter into strategic agreement


Amadeus Gulf, global technology and distribution partner for the travel and tourism industry, has entered into a strategic agreement with Gulf Travel Training Centre (GTTC) of Abu Dhabi.

Amadeus will offer globally recognised certification courses to students interested in a career in the travel and tourism industry.
According to the terms of the agreement, Amadeus Gulf will offer a comprehensive training involving booking, ticketing and the methods and features of online reservation systems, based on the Amadeus IT solutions. Aimed at offering a better understanding of the industry, the course will help the students acquire a competitive advantage in their career. The agreement will also allow Amadeus Gulf to recommend travel agents, and other industry professionals, for training at GTTC, to develop their practical skills in the use of the distribution system.
Mr. Ghulam Saleh Al Baloushi, general manager, Amadeus Gulf, speaking about the agreement said that by sponsoring educational programmes, Amadeus Gulf hoped to instil the necessary skills and expertise crucial for travel industry professionals to compete in the global market. He said, “The sponsorship agreement between Gulf Travel Training Centre (GTTC) and Amadeus Gulf will enhance training standards according to international standards. Joint training sessions and practical classes will be arranged at the GTTC premises to provide students an opportunity to grasp and hone their skills on the latest Amadeus solutions.”
GTTC manager of training and development, Shaikh Liyakath Ali said, “Amadeus’ IT solutions are innovative and user friendly. These solutions are widely used by travel agents and airlines operating in Abu Dhabi. Companies in Abu Dhabi have already shown interest in recruiting GTTC students qualified in the use of Amadeus system. This not only gives our students a head start as they enter the travel workforce but also provides a good opportunity to demonstrate their talents.”
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Agents Committee (ATTAC), a managing partner of GTTC, will oversee the implementation of the sponsorship agreement between GTTC and Amadeus Gulf. The Abu Dhabi based committee had earlier helped establish GTTC to provide professional education to students in Abu Dhabi according to the standards of IATA and the international travel industry.