Category: NDC Aggregation

The APAC distribution landscape is “progressing but conservative”

Listen to the interview with our partner Daniel Friedli: The APAC distribution landscape is “progressing but conservative”

In anticipation of the upcoming Aviation Festival Asia, Daniel answered some questions relating to distribution, new distribution capability (NDC), ONE Order, and the transition to modern retailing in the region.

In this twenty-five-minute interview Daniel gave his perspective on the huge topic that is distribution in the Asia-Pacific region. Tackling this extensive subject, Daniel identified areas of variation across the region providing a useful overview of the transformation, uptake, and challenges. Additionally, Daniel highlighted catalysts and barriers to change in the region, shedding light on the current landscape and cautiously drawing comparisons against other areas of the globe.

An important takeaway from the discussion was that many of these changes are costly and have repercussions that must be considered before integrating new systems. With all the future facing conversations concerning implementing updated systems, the complexities and costs around successfully installing new technology and systems cannot be understated.

The Vendor’s View on the Transition to a World of Offers and Orders

This whitepaper discusses the view of the vendor community on the transition to the world of offer and order. The paper does not aim to prove the value of dynamic offers – there are other publications which have already done that. It is intended more as a reminder of what the focus of dynamic offers is, and perhaps a small push to analyse the concepts and ideas a bit more. Rather, this paper serves to understand the readiness of the technology vendors which are supplying solutions to the airlines and the challenges that lay ahead. The white paper is available on our website and will also be made available through IATA.

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See you at the Aviation Festival Asia

Travel in Motion and Oystin are privileged to have strong relationships with Asian airlines. Therefore, we are happy to meet many of our partners and customers at the Aviation Festival Asia, which will take place 14 and 15 June in Singapore. Daniel Friedli and Boris Padovan will be on site and are looking forward to meeting you.

In addition Daniel will moderate the panel “Airlines as a data-driven transportation ecosystem” on 15 June at 11:10 a.m.

Meet us at the PROS Outperform Virtual Conference from 16th till 18th November

Meet Travel in Motion at an upcoming industry event that is worthwhile attending: The PROS Outperfom Virtual Conference which will take place from 16th till 18th November. We will be present as sponsors and you can meet us by visiting our sponsor page. Our partner Daniel Friedli will also be on a panel to discuss the shifting airline distribution landscape with Boyan Manev of PROS and Keith Wallis of Air Canada (18th November, 11:00-11:40 Central Time, 18:00-18:40 CET).  This will be a perfect possibility to catch up, discuss and look forward to joint engagements.

 

Interview with TiM in the latest Air Transport World

The latest edition of Air Transport World (ATW) features an article about new opportunities in Airline Distribution. It reflects on Emirates Gateway, as well as discussing advantages of IATA’s New Distribution Capabillity (NDC) with Lufthansa –  a very good summary about the status, opportunities and challenges of NDC.

We are proud to have contributed to this article through an interview with the author Kurt Hofmann.

Please check the latest edition of Air Transport World.

ACCELERATING NDC

While many airlines had lofty ambitions, most would admit that they have faced challenges in growing their distribution volumes via the New Distribution Capability (NDC) as quickly as they would have liked. An aspect that is increasingly important is the role of NDC aggregators, the bridge between supply (airlines) and demand (sellers). Travel in Motion’s (TiM) founding partner Daniel Friedli took a deeper look into the value added by NDC aggregators and general challenges to NDC adoption. Through a comprehensive survey with aggregators as well as interviews with IATA, airlines, aggregators and sellers, TiM explored what works well, and what does not.  The paper should help airlines, aggregators, sellers and NDC solution vendors address these issues and find solutions at an early stage of the project and implementation.

The time and efforts to research and write such a paper are made possible through sponsorship. In this instance, we thank our sponsor Datalex for the support.

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