Amadeus intends to pursue a large-size launch customer for its new-generation hotel IT platform, in order to then add scale. This is a long-term project. So management expects to get the launch customer in 2014-15, monetize the platform by adding mid-size customers, and undertake mass implementation from 2018 onwards. So far, Amadeus has been unsuccessful in recruiting the targeted launch customer, citing as the main hurdle the risk of a blackout in the migration to the new platform. However, the company keeps talking about locking in the top 20 chains. Get the full story at Tnooz