Clockwise from top left: Robert Silk of Travel Weekly, airline-distribution consultant Cory Garner and Travel Weekly's Rebecca Tobin on a Folo podcast to talk about NDC implementation at American Airlines and what GDSs and other airlines are doing to adapt to NDC.
NDC -- new distribution capability, which has changed the way airline fares and ancillaries are delivered to travel agency's booking systems -- has taken the corporate travel industry and travel agencies by storm this year.
In this episode, aviation editor Robert Silk and host Rebecca Tobin talk NDC strategies with distribution consultant and former aviation exec Cory Garner. Why has American Airlines become a lightning rod for criticism within the travel industry for its NDC push? What are the other airlines' strategies? What drives technology change? And what's next for travel advisors and airlines?
This episode is sponsored by Windstar Cruises
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Air Canada lays out its NDC strategy, including surcharge on non-NDC bookings
American Airlines NDC works for corporate travelers and clients
Travel agencies are worried as American's NDC push looms
Cory Garner, founder of Garner advisory service