Eva Karamanou: Greece’s financial disaster has impacted enterprise basically in all totally different industries and has made a distinction in everybody’s angle. Regardless of this, we’ve got recorded progress in 2009 resulting from constructive evolution in market share and have maintained our main place out there on account of our rigorously designed progress technique.
Amadeus Hellas shouldn’t be a lot targeted on incoming as it’s on outgoing and due to this fact the affect on our enterprise shouldn’t be seen within the gentle of lowered visits probably derived from greater costs as a consequence of VAT will increase.
The market in Greece may be very aggressive with all 4 World Distribution Methods current out there. Amadeus Hellas has been steadily rising for a few years, clearly differentiating from opponents by way of its enterprise choices. Amadeus continues to spend money on new applied sciences, companies and options 12 months after 12 months sustaining its main place within the Greek market.
The market share for Greece has developed positively and Amadeus Hellas has closed the 12 months with a slight enhance in its market share. That pattern is sustained within the first quarter of 2010.
Though the statistics concerning Web utilization are nonetheless comparatively low compared to different European international locations, the Greek market is beginning to progress 12 months by 12 months. Vacationers have a tendency to make use of the Web to seek out journey info much more and I feel that journey businesses will quickly be totally compliant with the worldwide tendencies and have the ability to supply unparalleled companies to clients.
Amadeus continues to spend money on analysis and innovation and on this route we’ve got launched Content material Inn by Amadeus, a most superior platform for resort content material providing automation, info, aggressive costs and a user-friendly reserving device. We additionally attempt to enrich journey content material with a view to supply journey businesses extra selections and new alternatives to extend income from higher commissions.
Actually I can’t discover something unhealthy concerning the journey business! There are areas that must be improved and we’re assured to have the ability to play a pivotal position on that side. In my view, the Greek journey business has developed dramatically in the previous couple of years and we’re very comfortable to have contributed to that evolution.
Greek tourism will undergo harsh occasions, turbulences and strain. Being although Greece’s primary product, we should all make sure that efforts are made to assist tourism turn out to be as soon as once more aggressive and worthwhile with the suitable methods and plans for long-term progress. We want professionalism, dedication, expertise, optimism and laborious work to result in change.