Amadeus to foster travel start-ups in Asia Pacific
Amadeus has announced the launch of its Amadeus Next start-up initiative at the Echelon Thailand 2015 conference. Amadeus Next uses Amadeus’ technology, expertise, reach and funding to empower travel start-ups in Asia Pacific.
According to Amadeus, there are six travel technology start-ups on board, including Klook, Orahi and Triposo and TopDocs.
Cassandra Italia, CEO and founder, TopDocs, said, “Amadeus is at the forefront of the travel technology industry and a major player in the travel start-up scene in this region. So partnering with ‘Amadeus Next’ was a no brainer. For our success and to grow quickly, we need access to leading travel technology, expert advisory from a global network with funding opportunities which Amadeus is providing. ”
Additionally, JungleVentures, CyberAgent Ventures Techsauce and Hubba have joined Amadeus Next.
Amartit Charoenphan, founder and CEO, Hubba, commented, “It takes a leader to see changes and own the future rather than being reactive to technological disruption, and that is exactly what Amadeus does. We believe that big corporations have a lot to offer to start-ups, but Amadeus Next goes one step further. They truly work and think like a start-up and what they’re doing will be pivotal to the industry and to start-ups in the travel technology space.”