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    June 16, 2022

    What do offers and orders mean for agencies?

    We may still be a very long way from the death of the PNR, but all signs are pointing towards its days being numbered. Will travel agencies be ready when that last day arrives? Read on...

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    May 19, 2022

    Booking classes and fare filing—will those evolve too?

    As you’ve probably gathered by now, IATA’s vision for a future based on an offer and order model is coming—and we’re all in.  We’ve previously outlined that this future model will bring about a streamlining of...

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    April 27, 2022

    What’s the future of the PSS?

    While there has been much talk and debate since IATA published their vision of a world of Offers and Orders, the Passenger Service System (PSS) is a critical piece of the airline ecosystem that will not...

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    April 13, 2022

    Why should airlines care about offers and orders?

    In part one of our new series, we examined how transitioning to an offer and order model would greatly enhance the traveler experience by addressing key pain points. Now, we turn our attention to airlines, exploring...

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    March 31, 2022

    What does ‘Beyond NDC’ mean?

    In 2018, when we formalized our NDC program, we named it ‘Beyond NDC.’ But how can you go beyond NDC when we haven’t even arrived yet? Our program is about more than just checking boxes on...

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    March 24, 2022

    The Future of Travel Retailing: Elevating the Passenger Experience

    Sabre is forging ahead in its ambition to modernize travel industry standards and accelerate retailing transformation, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with IATA in a shared vision for the future.  Over the coming weeks, we will lead you step-by-step...

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    February 28, 2022

    What’s in store for NDC in 2022

    Going Beyond NDC in 2022: Completing the Foundation for Offer and Order-based Retailing Since its inception, we’ve viewed our NDC program as a technical means to a more personalized retailing end. We named our program “Beyond...

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    February 16, 2022

    Unlocking innovation with NDC

    Creating a more robust marketplace for personalized travel requires innovation across the three domains of retailing, distribution and fulfillment. Part of that innovation involves leaning into a technical and operational model based on Offers and Orders....

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    February 2, 2022

    Get NDC ready: strategies for jump-starting your journey

    2021 was a big year for NDC, from content launches to new capabilities. So how can we keep up the momentum in 2022? In our December 2021 webinar–NDC is NOW–Rolando Philps, Senior Director of NDC Product...

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    January 18, 2022

    IF NDC was an emoji, with Rita Visser of Oracle

    The following interview was a spotlight session during GBTA 2021 in November. Our special thanks to Rita Visser for joining us at the Sabre booth! Kathy Morgan: For those who may not know you (I don’t know...

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    January 13, 2022

    Understanding today’s NDC landscape with Paul Tilstone of Festive Road

    The following interview was a featured segment in the NDC is NOW webinar hosted in December 2021. Kathy Morgan: NDC has been a hot topic in the travel industry for a while now. At Sabre, we talk...

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    January 5, 2022

    New Distribution Capability

    What is NDC? IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) is an XML-based data transmission standard that modernizes the way travel suppliers, sellers and buyers communicate with each other to conduct business. This standard supports the distribution of...