ANKUR BHATIA Managing Director, Amadeus Indian subcontinent
Ankur Bhatia is the Managing Director of Amadeus India, the National Marketing Company (NMC) for the Amadeus Computerised Reservation System (CRS) in the Indian subcontinent. As Managing Director of the NMC, Ankur Bhatia is responsible for enhancing Amadeus's presence in the subcontinent as well as marketing and distributing the Amadeus system. Equipped with requisite knowledge of the Amadeus system and a travel industry background, Ankur Bhatia aims at delivering high quality technical, marketing training and after sales support to the users of the CRS.
A keen student of Computer Science since childhood, amongst his pioneering projects was the incorporation of a service support company - Reservation Data Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. Ankur Bhatia set up this company even before completing his graduation in Software Engineering from the King's College, University of London. Subsequently, upon his return to India he set up Amadeus India.
From the modest start in May 1993, the company has made much headway and has succeeded in making Amadeus the leading CRS in the subcontinent.Today, Amadeus has 30 branch offices across the subcontinent with over 450 trained and proficient professionals. With installations in over 135 cities, the Amadeus India network spans over Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives. In less than five years since its official launch, Amadeus has emerged as the unparalleled and the No. 1 CRS in the Indian subcontinent with a market share of over 50 per cent.
Elder of the two sons of a successful and affluent business family having a chain of travel outfits, Ankur Bhatia resides in New Delhi.