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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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Op Ed: Jeff Klee On Measuring What Matters With NDC

Travelers don’t care how service providers get all the travel purchase options in front of them, just that they do. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee discusses…

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Testimony In Sabre Trial Suggests Distribution Fees Paid By Airlines Could Decline Under NDC

Wilmington, Del. — Sabre has entertained the idea of charging airlines lower prices for bookings made through NDC-compliant connections than it does for those made…

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Applying Variable Fee On NDC Bookings, Egencia To Access Lufthansa ‘Light’ Fares

Economy “Light” fares from Lufthansa Group carriers will be available to Egencia users in 10 European markets from Sept. 23. This is made possible by…

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With UK’s Business Travel Direct And BA, SAP Concur Flies Through NDC Headwinds

New York — For SAP Concur, NDC is a “mess,” a “grey area,” and a “huge job.” But there is progress. That includes a recent…

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Lufthansa Outlines NDC Benefits, And Non-NDC Detriments, For TMCs In Road Show

In the four years since announcing its new distribution strategy, Lufthansa has done a lot to try to convince the travel agency community of the…

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Travelport Plans Q4 2019 Rollout For Agent Desktop With ‘Inbuilt’ NDC Connectivity

Travelport intends to start delivering its new Smartpoint agent point of sale system, with complete NDC integration, in the fourth quarter. Travelport now is testing…

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