Metaplanner sees the calendar as the logical place for corporate travelers to shop and book travel, as well as manage their itineraries during the trip.
A crop of New Distribution Capability-oriented airline aggregators were supposed to disrupt the old global distribution systems. Yet, the GDSs may be the ones disrupting their plans, at least in the corporate market.
Since November, European online travel agency operator Travix has been tapping Amadeus Web Services to transact airline bookings that align with the New Distribution Capability standard.
Travelport on Friday flagged that its deal to be acquired by a private equity partnership is being slowed by a review from Russian competition authorities. The company still expects the deal to close in the first half of 2019.
Amadeus is gunning for more travel management company business in the U.S., CEO Luis Maroto told investors after announcing year-over-year revenue and marketshare gains in a flat global distribution system market for the first quarter.
International Airlines Group carriers British Airways and Iberia this month will yet again raise their surcharge on global distribution system bookings, the airlines alerted agencies.
Finnair this week revealed details of a New Distribution Capability-based strategy and partner program for travel agencies in select European markets. Partners agreeing to new terms with Finnair and hooking up to NDC-compatible connections will gain access to its "best" content available to travel agencies, effective Oct. 1.