Posted by Diane Bouzebiba (Managing Director, Amadeus UK and Ireland)
My day started with a super Dublin taxi driver bending my ear giving me all the information I would need for my morning in Dun Laoghaire. “Jackeens and culchies” are no longer a mystery to me!
A couple of quotes from the day stayed in my mind. The first one was: “In a troubled world we need sharing. I mean, you have the fire-power and if you have something that will make us think, we’d love you to share it with us. And we’d be delighted to share development with you.”
And the second was;
“Our business is quirky and unique. That is why we are successful. We have searched and there isn’t anything out there that will do exactly what we want from end to end. We need to work together to do it for our business, and then why not for others?”
I love these types of discussions since it starts with a travel agent’s business, the current pain points, and then what it needs for now and in the future. Together we can then start to build the platform that will support their business. This is what is expected of Amadeus and I am happy to say that customers count on us to share ideas, proposals, expertise and market leading products. The Amadeus consulting team will continue to be in demand here.
I am off to Cork tomorrow. Apparently I will not understand anyone in this ‘Independent Republic of Cork.’ Not sure what to expect.