The third Amadeus Champions Club gathering successfully concluded at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, uniting industry leaders from across the emirates to celebrate and discuss their achievements throughout 2019.
Amadeus Champions Club brings together travel experts to share their knowledge and have industry-focused discussions in order to bolster relationships within the field and increase growth prospects for specialists, as well as review new policies, challenge traditional business models and develop mutually beneficial market intelligence.
During the special event, Amadeus shed light on its 2019 JEDI Grand Master, Ubaid Ur Rahman, from Mohebi Aviation. Amadeus JEDI Masters is a loyalty programme for bookers who have been active supporters and contributors in terms of knowledge, providing solutions, plus more. Previous Amadeus Champions Club JEDI Masters were also welcomed at the gathering, including Aji Oommen from Akbar Travels; Siddique Samad from Al Jaraf Travels; Richard Gomes from Gray Mackenzie Travel; and new entrants into the JEDI Master category, Nasneen Yacoob from Holiday Factory Package Tours and Naveen Kumar from Sharaf Travel Services.
During the event, attendees were encouraged to participate in team-building activities, including karting on the Formula One track, as well as take part in education and informative sessions.
Sales director – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Amadeus Gulf, Rajat Bhutani declared: “This year’s Amadeus Champions Club initiative was our biggest yet, as we combine education and entertainment to provide our partners with an exciting yet informative event that is full of fun, interactive sessions. The Amadeus Champions Club continues to grow in popularity amongst travel partners, resulting in active participation that has prompted continuous innovation from Amadeus as we seek new ways to advance the industry.”
Meanwhile, director – operations, Amadeus Gulf, Cristian Sucu noted: “The Amadeus Champions Club continues to deliver exceptional value to its members, both for the individuals and the companies they represent. We now have over 40 members from the leading travel agencies in the country and we are a very closely-knit group, constantly supporting each other with information, knowledge, updates and, of course, having quite a bit of fun together.”