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Atos Origin and Traventec partnership for the travel industry


Essen, 20 June 2006 - Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, and Traventec, a software development company for the travel industry, today announce that they have combined their proven expertise and experience in the field to offer added value services and solutions to companies in the travel sector across Europe.

The aim of this partnership is to provide companies with competent and future proof IT solutions covering the entire IT requirements of the travel sector. The partnership combines Traventec’s know-how in the development of software for the travel market with Atos Origin’s expertise in the areas of change management and outsourcing.

“We see enormous business potential in this area and will work together to create a joint range to penetrate this market,” said Ulrich Engelhardt, Vice President of Consulting and System Integration at Atos Origin GmbH.

Through this partnership Atos Origin strengthens its position as a competent IT service provider in the travel sector. Its newly created Travel Competence Centre based in Stuttgart offers full support to companies in that sector, from design, application development, change management to outsourcing.

“This partnership with Atos Origin is a significant step - for Traventec, Atos Origin and our customers in the travel industry,“ said Greg Cawley, Chief Executive Officer of Traventec. ”Atos Origin is one of the most important partners on the international IT service market. As a company that specialises in system solutions for the travel industry, Traventec is proud to be able to fulfil this new challenge presented by companies in the travel sector together with Atos Origin. We can draw on both our knowledge of the sector and our IT expertise and demonstrate our experience in the travel industry once again.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Traventec:
Traventec is a medium-sized European travel solutions company, an expert and specialist in the delivery of travel technology. Traventec offer a range of bespoke services that deliver real value for money and genuine ROI. Traventec understand the travel processes, transactions and technology solutions that are required to position our clients to gain maximum benefit from evolving distribution channels, the growing importance of eCommerce and the Internet, increased consolidation in the industry, and the need to partner with multiple players for optimum access to inventory.
Traventec’s Europe-wide client base encompasses small travel firms to major international players, these including Amadeus and UK based Holiday Extras.


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