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  • 22
    MAR
    2016
  • e-Power Self-Paced Courses Now Available!

  • Amadeus e-University
    General
    New Technology
    Self-Study
  • The e-Learning Solutions team has upped our game!! Our self-paced courses are now being developed using the award-winning software, Articulate Storyline, which is the 2015 winner of the People’s Choice Stevie Award. Our current self-paced offerings have served our customers very well over years, meeting the needs of thousands of students, with an average QI of 97% for 2015. But, technology waits for no man! We have upgraded in order to guarantee compatibility with the latest browsers and delivery channels. [more]
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  • 9
    APR
    2013
  • Check out Amadeus e-University's new look!

  • Amadeus e-University
    New Technology
  • If you've logged into Amadeus e-University today you may have noticed our new look; if you haven't, here's a quick overview of what you will find. [more]

     

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  • 27
    JUN
    2012
  • Have you been pinned? Navigating your way around Pinterest

  • New Technology
  • When my kids were young, they used to spend the entire year collecting photos of the toys they wanted for Christmas from catalogs, newspapers and magazines, and storing them in shoeboxes. The shoeboxes were strategically placed because mom had to know where they were in case Santa came by to take their orders. Awww those were the days :)   

    Nowadays there’s no need to cut out photos and collect them in shoeboxes. Now, you can virtually “pin” your favorite things and share them with the world. Pinterest is a new social network that works like a virtual corkboard. On Pinterest, you can post photos and videos of things you like or want on “pinboards.” You can create different “pinboards” to organize your pins by subject or category. It's like hanging different corkboards on your wall for things like Places I want to visitAmusement parksFavorite tours, and pinning photos related to these topics on them. [more]

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  • 30
    MAY
    2012
  • Six travel industry infographics provide a birds-eye view of evolving trends

  • Air
    Cars
    General
    Hotels
    New Technology
    Rail
    Tours
  • Do you know what an "infographic" is? According to Wikipedia, infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. You know the expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words?" In this case, it certainly rings true. Infographics make otherwise boring stats so much more fun and interesting. Not only is it a fun way to disseminate information, its also a fun way to promote your business. You can create an infographic of your services and products, or better yet, create one related to your industry and brand it. Publish it on your blog, and post the link on Facebook and Twitter use an appropriate hashtag such as #infographics or use your company name. It's a great way to establish yourself as an industry leader and gain more followers, fans, and traffic. Here are six informative infographics related to travel and technology that clearly sum up the state of today's travel industry: [more

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  • 19
    MAR
    2012
  • 10 tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile

  • New Technology
  • In the online world your value is measured by your influence. Your influence grows by participating in conversations on the different social channels and optimizing your professional profiles. LinkedIn is one of the most popular networks for serious professionals, companies and business owners.  

    • How do you differentiate yourself from the millions of professional users on LinkedIn?
    • What makes your skills unique?
    • What will make other users want to learn more about you and your business, and ultimately, connect with you?

    As a professional, these are the questions you need to ask yourself and the answers should be found easily in your LinkedIn profile. But, how exactly, do you maximize the benefits of online networking? [more]

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  • 1
    FEB
    2012
  • Five benefits of using photos to promote your business

  • New Technology
  • Since purchasing my first iPhone 2G, I‘ve noticed that I am much more inclined to take photos and share life’s moments with my family, friends and colleagues. In fact, I no longer feel the need to have a digital camera with the latest features, as new technology has allowed phones to take photos that are just as good. My iPhone 4 takes awesome photos! (Yes, I’ve been upgrading :).

    Mobile photo sharing is now part of everyone’s daily activities, just check out Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you’ll see what I mean. Newsfeeds are filled with photos of users’ friends and family, taken on the go. Why am I sharing this information with you? Because, just like me, your customers are uploading photos, too. That funny sign, silly animal, or restaurant menu makes its way through the social pipeline every hour of every day. By not using this tactic you may be missing out on the opportunity to promote your business. Photos go viral, and ultimately, isn’t that what every business owner wants for their online marketing message? [more]
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  • 7
    DEC
    2011
  • Do you use apps to share your Christmas list?

  • New Technology
  • Don’t you hate it when you spend all year giving hints about what you want for Christmas and then on the 25th - viola! Something totally different pops out of the box! An exercise DVD? Seriously? This year make it even easier for family and friends by loading your holiday wish list on to a mobile application, and sharing it with everyone. It’s a win/win situation, don’t you think? If you haven’t made your Christmas list yet, take notes. Using mobile apps is the new method of social buying. The added bonus - no one has any excuse to not get you want you want! [more]

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  • 28
    SEP
    2011
  • How to optimize your Twitter profile to enhance your business

  • New Technology
  • On Twitter, there are a several things you can do to optimize your profile and make it easier for existing customers and new leads to find you. By making just a couple of tweaks, you can increase your visibility and grow your following - attracting more potential customers and more revenue! 

    Check out this video to learn how! [more]

     

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  • 20
    JUN
    2011
  • What are your customers saying about you?

  • New Technology
  • Any company that values its customers should know what they're saying about its products and services. It's what potential customers will read too. Word of mouth is the best advertisement, and those words spread like wildfire on the Internet. How? Through comments on blogs, ratings and reviews on products and services, links shared with friends and colleagues, following and friending, or by just simply clicking "Like." [more

     

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  • 16
    MAY
    2011
  • Are you using sites like TripAlertz, LivingSocial or Groupon to promote your travel deals?

  • New Technology
  • Why do you think collective social buying sites are becoming so big now in days? The main reason is because people love a good deal. Who doesn't like to get 50% off on their next trip? I know I do, what about you? If you're a Travel Agency, Hotelier, or Cruise Line and you're not using sites like TripAlertzLivingSocial or Groupon to promote your travel deals then you may be missing out on getting your deals in front of thousands of new travelers. So what are the business benefits social buying sites bring to your business? Read on to find out! [more]
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  • 10
    MAR
    2011
  • Top 3 reasons why you should use the My Conversion Space Wiki in AeU

  • Amadeus e-University
    New Technology
  • Last year we made a lot of changes in AeU to prepare it to become a collaborative learning community. One of the changes was converting the GDS Conversion Guides into the My Conversion Space Wiki. Now that AeU has become a collaborative learning portal, our job is to show you the value it brings to you, and your business and that’s what I hope to archive with this post. [more] 
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  • 26
    MAR
    2010
  • The GDS Conversion Guides are now Wiki-fied!

  • Amadeus e-University
    New Technology
  • Our popular System Conversion Guides that helped you find cryptic formats from other GDS's and their Amadeus equivalent went through a transformation when we launched the new Amadeus e University a couple of months ago. The old books were converted

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  • 19
    MAY
    2009
  • What’s Twitter? Find out and get started. Tweet-tweet!

  • New Technology
  • Just like we posted some articles on Social Networks, Blogs, and Wikis, we decided to also post a series of articles on Twitter. This service is now being used by talk shows, news broadcasters, and even to discuss the election, so we thought you may want to know what it is and how it can help you and your business.  This first article explains what Twitter is. [more]

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  • 23
    OCT
    2008
  • How to optimize your Web site for Google or other search engines

  • New Technology
  • Attracting Web traffic to your Web site is a lot like attracting love interests. Simply breathing isn't enough. You need to optimize yourself for maximum attraction. You must traverse the yin and yang of love and be both shallow and deep. There needs to be more to you than a new wardrobe, trendy hair, and that 'je ne sais quoi' perfume/aftershave laced with pheromones. You need substance. You need grace. You need to know which opinions from TV talking heads you can steal to make yourself sound well read. Your agency's Web site isn't that different.

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  • 08
    AUG
    2008
  • Subscribing via e-mail made easier!

  • General
    New Technology
  • We know how important it is for you to receive the latest updates on AeU and we took some steps to make it easier. Since e-mail is the most common way for you to be notified every time the blog is updated, you can now subscribe in fewer clicks. [more]

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  • 01
    AUG
    2008
  • Is a social network right for your business?

  • New Technology
  • Imagine hosting a network for your customers in which they share travel experiences, pictures, or tips, maybe even connect with other fellow customers of similar interests to plan a trip. Before you even realize it, you've helped generate more business for your agency, with little effort and promotion, and you've helped maintain brand loyalty.

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  • 27
    MAY
    2008
  • Why should I subscribe to The Voice of AeU? To see monkeys do cartwheels, that's why.

  • General
    New Technology
  • Okay, maybe not, but subscribing to The Voice of AeU via e-mail or an RSS reader is the easiest way to stay up-to-date with the latest posts and information without having to check the blog every day.  The blog is updated every week, sometimes multiple times a week, and, while our hearts pitter-patter with excitement everytime you visit,  we know it's not always convenient for you to have to check the blog for updates. Here are some easy ways to keep up with the blog.

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  • 05
    MAY
    2008
  • What's all this Web 2.0 stuff?

  • Going Green
    New Technology
  • For the last couple of years, you’ve heard the buzz about “Web 2.0″ and are probably asking yourself what it is. It’s really changed the way we communicate, interact, learn and do business. Speaking of doing business…every once in while we will highlight a Web 2.0 application and give you tips on how you can use it in your business. Since this is our first post on Web 2.0 technology, you get a double whammy: about Web 2.0 and blogging for business. [more]

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