Norway airports fly to Amadeus cloud, Red Hat tip from Amadeus and Swiss family fares, and more...NewsBy PhocusWire | June 29, 2015Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for June 2015.Monday 29 June 2015:Avinor Group puts airports in the Amadeus cloud The state-owned operator of 46 airports in Norway will adopt the Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) system, starting initially in eight locations in the country. The system is a passenger processing tool which can be accessed by ground staff from offices or via mobile devices and tavlets.Thursday 25 June 2015:Amadeus develops cloud platform using OpenShift Amadeus is building cloud services using Red Hat's private cloud platform. Through use of OpenShift, Amadeus hopes to update the platform it uses to connect and provide content to airlines, airports, travel agencies and other industry partners. Amadeus Cloud Services will be gradually extended to customers. The development is in response to demand for an on-site travel application or access via a cloud platform.Tuesday 23 June 2015:Amadeus secures Swiss International Airlines for Fare Families product The Lufthansa Group-owned carrier will distribute its Light, Classic and Flex fares to Amadeus-connected agencies as part of the agreement. Agencies will be able to advise customers, as well as up-sell from one fare family to the others, based on individual needs and preferences.Friday 19 June 2015:Iris celebrates tie-up with FizHotel technology specialist iRiS Software Systems has integrated travel content platform Fiz into its iRiS Valet suite of products. Fiz curates and generates content about restaurants. attractions and theatres and the deal will help properties signed up to iRiS Valet add this content to their hotel dotcom app to provide guests with details about what to do near the hotel.Amadeus brings in new tech partners for rail Amadeus is upgrading its Total Rail platform with new features provided by third parties. Hitit, an airline loyalty business which Amadeus bought two years ago, will work with rail customers on loyalty schemes and segmentation; HaCon is a German software business which will work on online journey planning; ExPretio is a Canadian business which specialises in revenue management for transportation businesses, including passenger rail.Tuesday 16 June 2015:CheapOAir gets Lufthansa preferred seat connection The US online travel agency claims it is first third party to get access to Lufthansa's (and sister carriers, Swiss and Austrian) economy advanced seat reservations. The agreement will be available to users of CheapOAir and via its call centre. The connection is made by using a previously announced agreement with Amadeus.Hotelogix strikes review deal with TripAdvisorReview Express, TripAdvisor's review collection tool, will now be available to Hotelogix's hotel customers as part of the agreement. The system works by contacting guests after a stay to encourage them to review their experience at a property.Monday 15 June 2015:SAS complete Amadeus ALTEA switch The Scandinavian carrier has now moved to the Revenue Management Suite element of the ALTEA system. The platform gives the airline the ability to manage automate and analyse accurate and real-time data in order to provide recommendations on prices and packaging of ticket offers to passengers.Wednesday 10 June 2015:Turkish Airlines picks Sabre for operations IT The airline will use Sabre's AirCentre Flight Manager platform to help with operations and planning. It will also use the Flight Explorer service as part of the agreement.Monday 8 June 2015:TravelClick and Rainmaker Group create R&D partnership The pair will unite to allow TravelClick's Demand360 users to integrate their subscription data into Rainmaker's revenue management system. The idea is that the combination will allow hotels and casinos to create better forecasting and pricing recommendations for their distribution and sales channels.MetGlobal appoints eNett for supplier payments The travel company (umbrella group for Otel, Hotelspro, Tatil and others) will use eNett to create Mastercard-backed virtual account numbers for its bookings and payments to hotels and airlines. Using eNett's API, MetGlobal employees will be able to make multiple payments from within their existing desktop systems without having to use a different provider.Wednesday 3 June 2015:Bravofly speeds it up with JumioThe Lastminute.com-owned online travel agency will use the Jumio system to cut down booking times to 30 seconds, an apparent six times faster than previous efforts. The FastFill technology allows users to scan their passports with a mobile device which then populates relevant fields in the booking flow.Sabre launches pre-funded virtual payments The system, created in conjunction with Conferma, is aimed at buyers for corporate travel and works by automating a unique virtual credit number of each segment of a trip. Also available on the GetThere platform, Sabre Virtual Payments give buyers the ability to fund their own cards, rather than set up additional credit lines with banks.NB: Send links or releases related to travel systems directly to Tnooz via email.NB2: Travel image via Shutterstock.