NDC represents another change in the consistently evolving travel industry.

Learn about the latest news updates and advancements on NDC by our experts.

February 2024

As 2024 kicks off, it is apparent that NDC will be among the leading topics for Travel and Procurement professionals in the new year, along with AI and Sustainability. Even though airlines have been implementing NDC for years, the enforcement efforts implemented by American Airlines in 2023 created a tidal wave within the Travel industry. As reported, both American Airlines and United Airlines have distributed roughly 40% of their content away from GDS to NDC channels. Many Travel Program managers and administrators are concerned and feel lost interpreting news about NDC and how it will impact, or already is impacting, their program. It is important to adopt a balanced approach to these developments. Through a clear understanding, you can effectively analyze, predict, and respond to this new industry landscape.

Learn more about NDC in the TCG Insights E-book: NDC in the Airline Industry

The Bigger Picture – A Foundation of New Distribution Capabilities for Corporate Travel Professionals

June 2023

What is NDC?

NDC stands for New Distribution Capability, and it is an XML-based communication standard created by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) to let airlines bring rich content and ancillaries directly to online travel agencies (OTAs), travel management companies (TMCs), and other flight resellers through a set of travel APIs.

Learn more about NDC benefits and impacts in our TCG Insights article.

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