(13 Aug 2021)
Amadeus is strengthening its NDC options in the Asia
Pacific region with various partnerships across airlines and
Travel agents worldwide connected to the Amadeus
Travel Platform can shop, book, and pay for all Singapore Airlines
offers made available through NDC as part of the airline’s ‘KrisConnect’
Meanwhile, Qantas, recently partnered with Amadeus
to deliver Qantas’ NDC-sourced content to pilot travel sellers to
test booking and servicing through the Amadeus Travel Platform.
The partnerships also extend to travel sellers in
the region. Most recently, Riya Travel, one of Amadeus’ long-term
partners and one of India’s largest retail agencies implemented
NDC to enhance its retailing capabilities.
In Indonesia, tiket.com, one of the fastest
growing online travel agencies in the country became one of the
first OTAs to adopt NDC in South East Asia.
Amadeus has also partnered with ezTravel, one of
the largest OTAs in Taiwan to adopt Amadeus’ NDC-enabled Travel
API where ezTravel can access aggregated NDC and non-NDC content.
Frederic Saunier, Asia Pacific Vice President of
Airline Distribution Sales, Amadeus, said, “As the travel industry
rebuilds, we believe technology innovations like NDC will be key
to recovery. It is no secret that our digital-first travelers want
richer, relevant and tailor-made content; the kind of experience
they already see in many other parts of their lives. Through
technology like NDC, we can power great journeys for travelers.
NDC is a strategic priority for Amadeus and our goal is to make
NDC-sourced content available to all our travel sellers around the
world over the course of this year.”
NDC-enabled content from American Airlines, Air
France and KLM is already live in the Amadeus Travel Platform and
will be available globally before the end of year.
Amadeus will also distribute International
Airlines Group’s (IAG) NDC offering. The content from British
Airways and Iberia, will be available to travel agents through the
Amadeus Travel Platform in Q4 of this year.
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