In a half-year trading update issued today, Amadeus reported a 4.1% increase in revenue to €2,477 million and profitability (EBITDA) up to €1,078, an increase of 8.2%. Adjusted profit was €606.8 million. Travel agency air bookings hit 305.1 million in the period, a year on year increase of 3.4%, with growth reported in Asia Pacific, Central, Eastern and South Europe and North America. Western Europe saw a 6.5% decline on the same period in 2017 to 102.4 million, accounting for a third of the total. Amadeus said the decline in Western Europe was caused by a decline in the sector and the loss of share at some European mid-sized online travel agencies. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK