Trade Groups Unveil 'Guiding Principles' For Air Distribution Standards

Six industry groups, including those representing global distribution systems, online travel agencies and travel agents, on Monday proposed "five guiding principles" for the development of any standards for "enhanced distribution of airline products through any channel" to ensure "a collaborative process." Locked in their sights is the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability initiative—which is one such standard, if not particularly collaborative, according to the American Society of Travel Agents, the Business Travel Coalition and the Consumer Travel Alliance, among other participants.

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