An executive at the Madrid-based GDS talks to Tnooz about an industry proposal to change the standards for airline distribution communications — and what may come afterward.
The airlines’ main lobbying organization does a point-by-point rebuttal of a draft letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Secretary to reject IATAâ€™s application covering the New Distribution Capability.
The Gray Lady officially announced its deep skepticism about the New Distribution Capability (NDC), the airlines’ proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) responds.
A proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users probably won’t replace GDSs. But that doesn’t mean the effort is useless.
Flash deals service Groupon says it is establishing itself as an online travel agency as the next logical step for it in Europe.
The travel industry has a tendency to enjoy bashing itself for everything poor and bad its sees happening, sometimes looking outside to bring a fresh perspective.
Open APIs (those that are freely or cheaply and easily available) are great â€“ the travel industry has a long and checkered past with proprietary access to information that has, as most here will argue, stifled innovation.
With the latest direct-connect chess moves as a backdrop, Sabre is telling customers that it already has a “direct connections” with American Airlines “and hundreds of other airlines globally.”