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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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IATA: Agency Collection Of Passenger Contact Info Will Be Mandatory From June 1

IATA beginning June 1 will require accredited travel agencies to ask customers for mobile phone numbers and email addresses. The airline association said it made…

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Blockchain: It Takes A Village

New York — Tech thinkers from corporate travel agencies, airlines, investment firms and others gathered Wednesday for the first Blockchain In Travel Summit, hosted by…

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British Airways, Iberia Raise Distribution Surcharge

[UPDATE, May 8, 2019: British Airways and Iberia upped fees on bookings outside their preferred distribution channels to $14, 12.50 euros and £10.50, effective May…

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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…

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TMCs Get To Work On NDC

Some travel management companies are coming to grips with the New Distribution Capability, and they’re not going it alone. Global distribution systems, agency networks, tech…

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