Amadeus maintains that its traditional travel distribution function is still strong despite its diversification strategy into the airport and hospitality technology sectors, said Sebastian Gibergues, Amadeus IT Group’s head of leisure and online travel, global customers. Gibergues stressed that these new areas of focus do not imply a decline in its distribution business. “Our strong technology and distribution play makes our company very resilient. The reality is the distribution business is still a growing and healthy (sector).” This is especially so given the “organic growth the company enjoys from regions like South-east Asia, where people are traveling more than before”, he said. Moreover, the current state of market fragmentation has only reinforced the need for airlines to “not ignore all the channels they can use to get reach”, added Gibergues. Get the full story at TTG Asia (page loads slowly, but worth the wait)