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Combined with countries across North America and Latin America, Travelport-connected travel retailers in 68 countries around the world will have access to Qantas New Distribution Capability (NDC) enabled content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform, through Travelport+ by the end of this year
Langley, UK, NOVEMBER 22, 2022: Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today announced that agency customers in 52 countries across APAC and EMEA now have access to Qantas’ NDC content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform, through Travelport+.
Following Qantas’ announcement on 31 August 2022 to introduce lower pricing on domestic flights via the Qantas Distribution Platform, Travelport will be providing Qantas NDC content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform, from Australia’s national carrier to travel retailers located in a total of 68 countries worldwide by the end of 2022 through both Smartpoint and Travelport’s REST/ful JSON API, with a comprehensive set of capabilities including the ability to:
- Search for tailored Qantas Distribution Platform offers, be they a Qantas Frequent Flyer or corporate specific including Qantas’ planned lower priced domestic fares, due to go live end of November
- Place Qantas Distribution Platform bookings on hold, which can later be settled via IATA Bank Settlement Plan with cash or credit card
- Subsequently modify, void, refund or exchange an NDC ticket, including the exchange of unused tickets
- Automatically queue schedule changes back to the agent to manage with the passenger
- Divide and service passengers from multi-passenger bookings
By the end of January 2023, Travelport will also support the ability to select a seat. This adds to the already released capability to book meals and disability special service requests. Travelport is also making NDC content more user friendly by adding the ability to mix and match different fare brands and introducing a new NDC data feed to simplify the synchronization of NDC information in agency mid- and back-office systems.
In addition to Hong Kong SAR of Greater China, Travelport-connected travel retailers in the following countries across APAC now have access to Qantas’ NDC content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform and Travelport+:
- Travelport-connected travel retailers in the following countries in EMEA now have access to Qantas’ NDC content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform and Travelport+:
Igor Kwiatkowski, Qantas Executive Manager Global Sales and Distribution said, “Our technology partners play an integral role in ensuring travel retailers can access the dynamic content, features and benefits of the Qantas Distribution Platform. We are delighted that Travelport is making the Qantas Distribution Platform accessible for more travel retailers around the world.”
“Our partnership with Qantas has helped fuel our position as leaders in NDC and modern travel retailing,” said Damian Hickey, Global Vice President & Global Head of Airline Partners at Travelport. “As we continue to expand and deliver simplified access to Qantas NDC content to even more of our agency customers across APAC and EMEA, we are further accelerating our multi-sourced content strategy with Travelport+.”
To access Qantas’ NDC content, via the Qantas Distribution Platform, through Travelport+, travel retailers must be participating in the Qantas Channel. Full details regarding the Qantas Channel are available here.
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.