Straddling three eastern provinces of Thailand – Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao and spanning over 13,000 square KM, a major focus of the EEC will be to improve existing connectivity and foster innovation. Core areas of development in the travel & tourism sector are the expansion of U-Tapao airport, the development of high-speed railways and facilitating an increase in tourist arrivals to the Eastern seaboard.
Amadeus sees the strategic importance of having a unified strategy and ensuring the connectivity of urban mobility developments (railways connecting ports, airports and major urban centers).
This will ensure a more efficient use of public resources and a much more comprehensive and appealing offer of services for consumers, citizens and travelers.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Amadeus worked together to deploy the world’s first hot-swappable battery powered movable check-in kiosks, called iCUSS, with both a self-service and full-service mode, reinventing the entire check-in experience. The versatile cloud-based mobile kiosks are powered by Amadeus’ common use technology and can be rapidly deployed and relocated for use by the traveler to check-in themselves or by the airport staff to provide full-service operations. The airport can now say goodbye to different systems and fixed locations, meaning greater freedom and flexibility to serve passengers throughout their journey to and around the airport.
Amadeus is working closely with National Tourism Boards in Asia to help cities attract more inbound travelers and have a better understanding around their preferences. This is done through both Travel Intelligence and Digital Advertising, using big data to help cities make better decisions.