Articles tagged “ndc”

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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

7 months 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.

9 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

10 months ago

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After years of friction, Sabre and corporate travel giants American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, and Flight Centre, have agreed to work together to test what new distribution methods might look like. Questions of who will pay what have been postponed.

11 months ago

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas, Serko, and Corporate Travel Management are leading the charge towards new distribution capability adoption in Australia, promising better access to rich content. They will have to overcome plenty of confusion in the market, however, before the new distribution channels are fully accepted.

11 months ago

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Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Sabre + Skift

The global distribution system and next-generation retailing solutions will play pivotal roles in helping airlines and agents offer contextual, personalized products that NDC-enabled content presents, allowing them to step confidently into the future of retailing.

12 months ago

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American is creating a new distribution path that might tweak the role companies like Travelport play in distribution. Travelport boss Gordon Wilson tells us he's skeptical. We remain undecided.

2 years ago