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Amadeus Ghana and e-Tranzact Ghana Limited on Thursday launched a new online booking and payment for travellers and travel agents to make payments online, for travel reservations over a network.

The partnership which started on September 4, 2009 is meant to ease the booking process for both travel agents and travellers, allowing them to make airline, hotel and car reservations in the comfort of their homes, schools and offices.

Mr Birger Bjornhof, Regional General Manager of Amadeus Ghana and Nigeria, said the terms of agreement allows both companies to complement and extend the ranges of services they currently provide to their customers in the Ghanaian market.

Amadeus is the technology for providers, sellers and buyers of travel services. It provides distribution, IT and point of sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry.

eTranzact is also an electronic payment solutions platform that utilizes various channels to make and receive payment. In Ghana eTranzact currently partners five leading banks. Across Africa and the rest of the world, eTranzact is present in eight countries namely Ghana, Nigeria, England, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire.

He said Amadeus aims to provide the right solutions for every organization, saying that as a technology partner to the travel and tourism industry, “our clients vary in their scope of business as well as their capacity and requirements, it is imperative that we focus on their different needs and be innovative”.

George Babafemi, Chief Operating Officer, for eTranzact Ghana, said airline-travel and tours had moved from simply checking the availability of seats to booking a seat, and that websites that could be accessed by travellers include www.expertravel.com.gh; www.jett.com.gh; www.sunlife.com.gh and www.afrowings.com.

He said the collaboration was one of many solutions that e-Tranzact aims to offer its valued customers, adding, the company would only achieve its goals if it could provide convenient, secure and cost-effective solutions to its customers, a criteria that had been met in the agreement.

Mr Babafemi said some security features had been provided to ensure customer safety.
Source: GNA

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