Having access to the GDSs means that OTAs, airlines, and hotels could focus on their core customers and sell activities as an ancillary product at the right time.
B2B travel distributor FIT Ruums teamed up with European rail distributor Rail Europe to provide services for travel trade in South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“There are the really eye-watering numbers showing that on one day, November 11, 2016, more than 100 of the online platform’s suppliers hit revenue of about USD 736,000.”
Emirates' decision to make their offerings available for booking on Alitrip (Fliggy) via an NDC API indicates the readiness of intermediaries in China to embrace new developments.
American Airlines is rolling out an incentive program to encourage agents to adopt NDC connections with the carrier. It will pay agencies $2 for every AA-marketed segment processed through this way.
FIT Ruums, Webjet Limited’s Asian B2B travel brand, has arrived in India
and is rapidly ramping up its business in this dynamic market.
Emirates Airline opened a Flagship Store on Alitrip (Fliggy), the travel unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, enabling the distribution of its flights and rich content directly to Chinese consumers.
The key to Chinese airlines' full retailing platform is to know customers and meet their end to end travel needs rather than just to carry passengers from point to point.
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