NDC Fact Sheet for Corporations

Setting the Scene

Marketplace dynamics are driving the need for new
retailing and distribution capabilities

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Airlines seek to drive revenue by differentiating in our competitive travel market

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Corporations aim to balance cost control with policy compliance and the traveler experience

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Agencies need to manage content complexity and to focus investment on creating value

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Business travelers’ expectations are changing, driven by their consumer experiences

What NDC is (and what it isn’t)

NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. This standard will make it easier for travelers to compare flights and prices, with increased visibility into ancillary offers, for a more personalized traveler experience.

NDC is Not a commercial model or new retailing solutions.

What this means to Corporations:

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Greater choice and flexibility for your travelers
  • Offer transparency
  • Better cost control
  • Improved compliance

CHALLENGES

  • Regulating and guiding decisions on the offers presented
  • Establishing guidelines on ancillary services in the travel policy
  • Easily compare offers to guide
    decision-making
  • Policy controls applied across all channels

What can I do to prepare?

Participate in interest groups such as IATA’s Travel Manager Advisory Group (TMAG)
Evolve the corporate
travel policy
Analyze your current airfare and ancillary spend
Speak to your airline, TMCs, OBT, GDS and technology partners

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NDC is one thing.
Bringing it to life is our thing.

We are going Beyond NDC to add end-to-end value …

  • Provide highly RELEVANT offers based on business traveler purchase history
  • Ensure SEAMLESS booking service and travel experience
  • Differentiate with CONSISTENT product offers displayed across all channels
  • Improve SPEED TO MARKET to get new products and airfares to market faster

… and ensure key operations and workflows

Lifecycle management of the trip

Lifecycle management of the trip

Corporate Policy Compliance

See Also
The future of travel

Corporate policy compliance

Platform Investments Built For Re-use

Platform investments built for re-use

Support Audit Processe

Support audit processes

Duty Of Care

Duty of care

Non-discrimination Against High Look-to-book Ratios

Non-discrimination against high look-to-book ratios

Active Reservation Synchronization

Active reservation synchronization

Rigor Capacity And Scalability

Rigor capacity and scalability

Best Market Offer

Best market offer

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