Etihad Airways secures IATA certification for successful implementation of enhanced booking system

Etihad Airways has successfully implemented a new booking standard driven by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that enhances the level of information flow between travel agents and airline reservation systems. The New Distribution Capability (NDC) booking standard has been made possible following successful testing by Etihad Airways with Sabre Airline Solutions in partnership with […]

Long-time partners Travelport and Air Canada announce new full content agreement

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Air Canada announced they have signed a new, long-term, full content agreement that establishes a framework for ongoing merchandising, branding, and technology collaboration between the two travel industry leaders. Under the full content agreement, Travelport-connected agencies in over 180 countries, servicing hundreds of millions of consumers around the […]

IATA Members Reaffirm Support for NDC Initiative Better Comparison Shopping; Richer Content for Travel Agents

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) reaffirmed its support for the New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. This will develop an open, XML-based distribution standard for data exchange between airlines and travel agents. In a unanimously approved AGM Resolution (pdf), IATA members agreed that, "consumers will benefit from being able to […]