Video of the week – Looking forward at NDC as initial trials grow to critical mass

The NDC topic has been one that has dominated distribution discussions all around the world. If you don’t already know NDC stands for New Distribution…..

Driving the future distribution – Hahn Air issues first airline ticket and flies passengers on blockchain, while NDC is a talking point

Airline distribution platform Hahn Air has this week issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. This…..

IAG’s decision to push more unique fares and more content through NDC highlights how the digital channel is already driving distribution change

The power of NDC (New Distribution Capability) has become more evident with the recent news from International Airlines Group (IAG) that its two biggest airline…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

CTM: ‘We have been delivering live Qantas NDC content for almost a year now’

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’, a commercial agreement between Qantas and an agency to access their New Distribution…..

Video of the week – NDC and fares distribution: empowering agents

“NDC is like Brexit,” says Peter Muller, international board director at global travel management services specialist ATPI. “We know its coming, we know we have…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

Rollout of NDC is not ‘a big bang’ change, it is ‘incremental’, but Qantas aims to be at the heart of it

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’ New Distribution Capability (NDC) distribution platform, modernising the way agencies book fares and…..

Distribution and selling challenges in Canada: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

BCD Travel signs up to the Qantas Channel and access to a wider range of fares and content

BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in its Qantas Channel which officially comes into place from 01-Aug-2019 as part of…..

Privatisation will help drive and speed up innovation for Travelport – President & CEO Gordon Wilson shares his thoughts

At the end of May-2019, five-and-a-half months after it was first announced, travel technology specialist Travelport entered private ownership following the completion of its acquisition…..