Amadeus launches NDC enabled Selling Platform Connect

    Amadeus announced (17-Oct-2019) its Selling Platform Connect cloud-based booking platform, now allows travel sellers to shop, order, pay and service airline travel offers via IATA NDC standard connectivity. A main advantage for travel sellers is that they can now view and compare all available airline flights and related services for any given trip on one single screen, whether they are sourced from EDIFACT, NDC or other APIs. The new version of Selling Platform Connect also allows for the servicing of NDC bookings. Travel sellers can cancel or change flights that have been booked via an NDC connectivity. In addition, “involuntary changes”, or changes made by airlines to existing bookings, will continue to be handled by the queue mechanism, which travel agents are already familiar with. [more – original PR]