Articles tagged “ndc”

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

Avian + Skift

Travel agencies can say goodbye to old-school excel spreadsheets and paper agreements for keeping track of airfare sales. Today, digitalization provides a much easier and powerful tool to manage incentive and commission contracts with airlines.

4 weeks ago

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How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

Sabre + Skift

New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards will help facilitate greater personalization and easier distribution of all elements of the ticket sale. However, it isn’t a catch-all solution for all of the airline industry’s retailing challenges. Recognizing that is key to implementing NDC standards the right way.

2 months ago

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New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

TripActions + Skift

What’s in store for the business travel sector in 2020? Our newest trend report, created in partnership with corporate travel management leader TripActions, offers a prediction on the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on business travel in the year ahead.

2 months ago

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution technology has a lot of potential to improve booking for business travelers, but first airlines are going to have to make some compromises.

5 months ago

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Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Sabre + Skift

When it comes to implementing and adopting the New Distribution Capability standards for airline retailing, there needs to be a strong focus on enabling scalability, across the entire retailing, distribution, and fulfillment process.

6 months ago

A Consolidated Biz Travel Market Could Mean More Personalized Booking

A Consolidated Biz Travel Market Could Mean More Personalized Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Watching how adoption of new distribution technology plays out in this early stage can give us a look into what to expect in the future. Especially if direct distribution ever moves into other areas of travel booking, like hotels.

7 months ago

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

Travelport + Skift

Travel agencies can benefit substantially from the level of personalization that NDC offers, but they have to develop new technological capabilities to realize those benefits.

8 months ago

Amadeus Begins Powering Next-Gen Airline Selling Via Online Agencies

Amadeus Begins Powering Next-Gen Airline Selling Via Online Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Online travel agencies have been late to the airline sector push to sell airfares and other products in more modern ways. Travix has reached a milestone, though, with the help of tech firm Amadeus, and its story suggests the outline of future trends.

9 months ago

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

In Australia, the New Distribution Capability is moving from a vague concept to an active business model, as Qantas urges travel agents to sign up to a new channel with expanded content. Those who miss the June 30 deadline could lose out on some enhancements but also face new fees for airline bookings.

10 months ago

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New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

Travelport + Skift

The airline retail ecosystem appears to be overcoming the New Distribution Capability-related teething troubles and is finally getting the technical details right. This means that travel agencies can look forward to taking advantage of some real tangible benefits.

11 months ago

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airline distribution is one thing, but travel management companies need to totally revamp their systems to provide comprehensive tracking and service across all elements of a trip. It's unclear whether these baby steps will turn into a giant leap for the sector.

1 year ago

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Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Why Next-Generation Airline Retailing is No Longer a Futuristic Talking Point

Sabre + Skift

Next-generation airline retailing is just around the corner, and early-adopters are well on their way to reaping the benefits.

1 year ago