Prepared for the NDC? We are.
It’s that time of financial year when agents, suppliers and associations convene to plan the year ahead. As diverse as these individuals and groups are, one hot topic is being discussed everywhere: IATA’s revolutionary New Distribution Capability, or NDC.
Discussion has moved on from questions such as “What is it?” (computer code designed to improve communications between airlines and rest of the travel industry) and “What’s NDC used for?” (to enable airlines to market their products in new ways and through multiple channels). Now it’s “What must I do to be prepared?” – after all, the consequences of getting the NDC wrong could be dire.
For tramada®-enabled agents the answer is two-fold. First, identify the aggregator/s who will supply your NDC content.
That’s because Tramada has already invested heavily in time and technology on your behalf, working closely with key partners Qantas, Serko, the GDSs and others. NDC bookings in tramada are live now, treated just like non-NDC bookings, from accounting and traveller history to automated outputs like invoices, itineraries, reporting, and duty of care feeds.
With all these benefits, it’s not surprising that our NDC solution is a finalist in the 2019 NTIA “Best Travel Agent Technology Innovation” category.
So, if you’re asking “How will my business survive in the post-NDC era?” the answer is simple, tramada.
- This article originally appeared in the 31 May 2019 edition of Australia’s Travel Daily.