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Evolving Content Needs Highlight Differences Among Self-Booking Tools

Evolving Content Needs Highlight Differences Among Self-Booking Tools

Under the threat of increased content fragmentation, travel management companies and corporate travel booking tools can earn their stripes by integrating multiple sources. Each has its own approach to the age-old challenge made new by the emergence of NDC. SAP Concur last month told TMCs that for its online booking tool, they must decide to “present…

Op Ed: Pedro Ceron On Creating The 21st Century Managed Travel Platform

Op Ed: Pedro Ceron On Creating The 21st Century Managed Travel Platform

There is a lot of talk about overhauling aspects of the managed travel ecosystem. Decades-old technology in some cases is giving way to open systems meant to more efficiently connect buyers, suppliers and intermediaries. There’s no shortage of ideas, but there isn’t as much action as some would like to see. TravelCast Consulting managing partner…

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

TMCs Get To Work On NDC

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 companies and the standards purveyor itself, the International Air Transport Association, are there to help. Most of the action is in Europe, although IATA recently highlighted U.S.-based WTMC as a…

Adopting NDC Requires TMC Tech Overhaul, But Airlines Aren’t Offering Much Time
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Adopting NDC Requires TMC Tech Overhaul, But Airlines Aren’t Offering Much Time

Airlines have big plans for new distribution capabilities. Whether and when they become reality in corporate travel remain open questions. At the moment, it’s looking like a huge challenge. British Airways officials said they anticipated a “large chunk” of travel agencies would transition to NDC channels this year. Air France-KLM’s roadmap calls for new products…

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