Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with STI to focus on further improving the extensive hands-on training of its students in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. The MOA was signed on May 24, 2010 at the STI Academic Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
As part of the MOA, Amadeus will provide STI with its enhanced version of the Amadeus Learning City, an advanced e-learning website which offers users a variety of self-paced courses in reservations, fares, and auto-ticketing.
The MOA provides an opportunity to attain knowledge and skills on the use of the Amadeus Selling Platform – the computerized travel information and Global Distribution System which contains information about schedules, fares, and other travel related services, through which reservations can be made, and airline tickets can be issued.
According to Albert Villadolid, General Manager of Amadeus Philippines, “Amadeus is very pleased to offer this state-of-the-art learning tool to STI. Aside from being user-friendly, it is also an excellent platform that is considered to be the best in the industry.
Best of all, it has the most comprehensive content that is simply a
mazing which will greatly help STI students in mastering equipment used by the top international companies in the hospitality and tourism industry. Our goal is definitely aligned with that of STI in providing education for real life to the future innovators, leaders, and users of the technology that will soon define the landscape of the travel industry.”
Mitch Andaya, Vice President for Academics of STI, said “We are proud to have established this partnership with Amadeus as this greatly helps our students who are taking up BS Travel Management, BS Tourism Management, and Travel and Tourism Services programs to further hone their skills through the use of e-learning systems used by professionals here and abroad.
Through these programs, we aim to equip our students with an in-depth understanding of how the hospitality and tourism industry works. As early as now, we are introducing them to the latest world-class technology available so they will have a distinctly competitive edge by the time they graduate.”
The Amadeus GDS will be helpful for students who will be taking the said programs because this will allow the students to explore the intricate world of ticketing and reservations.
In addition, the complementary components of the system, which includes hotels, cars, cruises, and travel insurance, will equip STI’s travel and tourism students with skills that will give them an advantage in the travel and tourism industry. Amadeus certification is globally-recognized, which means better opportunity in any part of the world. The knowledge and experience that students will get with the tie-up of STI and Amadeus will surely enhance their employability in the hospitality, and travel and tourism industries.
Also present in the signing of MOA were Corito Guevara, Amadeus’ Operations Manager; Elenita Ojeda, Amadeus’ Customer Support and Training Manager; and Bernard Rodolfa, STI’s Research Head for Business and Management Programs.
From Left: Bernard Rodolfa, STI Research Head for Business and Management Programs; Corito Guevara, Amadeus Philippines’ Operations Manager; Mitch Andaya, Vice President for Academics of STI; Albert Villadolid, Amadeus Philippines’ General Manager; Elenita Ojeda, Amadeus Philippines’ Customer Support And Training Manager.