To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA.
As he becomes CEO of fare-filing giant ATPCO this week, Rolf Purzer says airline distribution is changing rapidly, and ATPCO must change with it.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the number of travel agents employed in the U.S. will fall 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to its latest employment outlook.
Ukraine International Airlines enacted a $9 per-segment surcharge on travel agency bookings, effective April 13, to "cover the growing fees of global distribution systems," the carrier confirmed. In conjunction, however, the airline offered a seemingly straightforward option for travel agencies to avoid additional expense.
Both Tripbam and TripRebel have targeted the corporate market with software that re-shops booked hotels for better deals. The former is expanding into Europe with a London office and expanded language, content and currency capabilities. The latter recently went insolvent.
Airport ground transportation technology supplier Mozio is building more ties on the corporate travel side, particularly boosting its focus on its travel agency tool, according to founder and CEO David Litwak.
Dutch anti-fraud agents raided the Schiphol office of ATPI on Tuesday as part of a criminal investigation into whether the Anglo-Dutch travel management company fraudulently overcharged the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice for travel management services.
Travelport posted gains in global distribution bookings and in market share in several non-U.S. markets, even though its overall air volume fell year over year in the first quarter. Even so, Travelport continues to make up for the drag in air volume, which is especially pronounced in the United States, by posting revenue gains in air and non-air areas alike.