Timeshifter partners with Amadeus to provide the travel industry with solution to jet lag
New York (November 26, 2018) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - today announces a partnership with Amadeus, the world’s leading travel technology provider. Amadeus is working with Timeshifter as part of the Amadeus Next program. Amadeus Next helps to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community. The team looks to partner with startups to collaboratively solve specific problems for travelers and to improve the overall travel experience. Timeshifter and Amadeus aim to make jet lag history.
Since Timeshifter launched earlier this year, the app has quickly become a must-have tool for global travelers. As part of this partnership, Amadeus will support Timeshifter through its technology and expertise to further improve the app functionality and experience. In addition, Timeshifter will be introduced to Amadeus customers, including airlines, hotels, and travel agencies around the world.
Timeshifter is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The algorithm behind the app was developed with world-renowned circadian expert, Dr. Steven Lockley from Harvard Medical School. Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin.
Timeshifter has been bolstering its strategic partners, advisory board, as well as its investors, which now includes Michael López-Alegría, former NASA Astronaut, Smith L. Johnston, III, M.D., M.S., Medical Officer and Leader of Fatigue, Performance, and Longevity Programs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Vagn Ove Sørensen, Chairman of Air Canada.
In addition, Under Armour is recommending Timeshifter to elite athletes to accelerate recovery and reduce the effects of jet lag to give them a new competitive edge, Six Senses is offering the app to its resort and hotel guests to ensure they maximize their vacation time, and Montblanc has pre-installed Timeshifter on its new Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch, making eliminating jet lag one step closer to being second nature.
“Amadeus is one of the largest global processors of travel bookings and a company the travel industry looks to for direction, so of course we are thrilled and honored to partner with them to solve jet lag, something that affects millions of travelers every year,” said Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO, Mickey Beyer-Clausen. “Timeshifter offers a science-based, easy-to-follow solution that can live on any traveler’s phone, requires no special equipment, and comes with huge benefits at almost no cost.”
“There are many misconceptions around how to eliminate jet lag, but Timeshifter’s approach is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, for which we see huge potential,” said Matt James, who leads the Amadeus Next community. “The Timeshifter app helps people get the most out of their trip by greatly reducing or eliminating the most common barrier to optimal performance, enjoyment, and health, and we look forward to help make Timeshifter a natural part of bookings when people travel for business, go on vacation, or compete in a sports event abroad.”
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About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is the most advanced jet lag tool in the world. It is developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and is used by astronauts, elite athletes, and top CEOs. Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real world "practicality" filter, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick Turnaround™ feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business trips that are not long enough to allow full adjustment. A notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. More information: www.timeshifter.com
About Amadeus: Travel broadens horizons, creates connections and builds economies. Travel powers progress. And Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus builds the critical solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world. Amadeus has been doing it for more than 30 years, and are just getting started. Innovating. Moving fast. Working with customers and partners to power better, more rewarding journeys. Leading the industry forward to shape a better future of travel. More information: www.amadeus.com/en
Amadeus Next: Amadeus Next is not just another corporate startup program, incubator or accelerator. Amadeus Next’s vision is to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community in Asia Pacific. At the heart of the global travel industry, Amadeus Next join and connect the key players in travel tech to shape the future of travel. Amadeus Next mentor, nurture and partner with startups in Asia Pacific to take them to the next level on their journey to scale into awesome companies. Amadeus Next is building an ecosystem of likeminded partners and organizations that are equally as excited about travel tech. Amadeus Next leverages Amadeus’ technology, expertise, reach and funding to empower entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo.