Sabre Signs AA, American Express GBT, CWT And Flight Centre To Build Out NDC Workflows

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group joined with Sabre to develop, integrate and test New Distribution Capability-enabled offers and orders.

Under the program, called Beyond NDC, these launch partners and Sabre would seek to integrate NDC with the "retailing, distribution and fulfillment systems that support the travel ecosystem," according to a statement attributed to Dave Shirk, Sabre president of Travel Solutions. "Launching this program with such heavyweights illustrates that we are . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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David Bishop
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Agree with everything Kim says here. However, the challenge for all the players here (reluctant or otherwise) is to elegantly manage the heavy lifting of post ticket management and the retailing of ancillaries/fare families. The “shop/book/issue” is, in relative terms, easy. Success with NDC is in my eyes purely down to those TMCs can that can successfully achieve these two areas and drive additional revenue streams and improve efficiency on the post ticket processes