Amadeus continues NDC roll-out

Buying Business Travel | October 17, 2019

Amadeus has announced that its cloud-based Selling Platform Connect now allows travel agents and TMCs to shop, order, pay and service airline offers via an NDC According to the company, the main advantage of the new functionality is the ability for sellers to view and compare all available airline flights and related services for any given trip on a single screen regardless if they are sourced from EDIFACT, NDCNew Distribution Capability - a new system of technology standards to allow the distribution of airfares and ancillaries through third parties which is being developed by airline association IATA with... or other APIs.

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In the remote Galapagos Islands, far from anywhere else, you'd think the accommodation would be pretty basic. Not so on the Grand Queen Beatrice, Intrepid's luxurious new Galapagos boat. In this video, one traveller takes us on a walkthrough of the boat, from the cabins to the bar and dining areas and the jacuzzi up on deck. She reflects on daily life on a Galapagos cruise, explains the dynamic of travelling in a small group, and describes the unforgettable feeling of getting up close to the rare wildlife of the Galapagos. Ready to join us onboard?

Spotlight

In the remote Galapagos Islands, far from anywhere else, you'd think the accommodation would be pretty basic. Not so on the Grand Queen Beatrice, Intrepid's luxurious new Galapagos boat. In this video, one traveller takes us on a walkthrough of the boat, from the cabins to the bar and dining areas and the jacuzzi up on deck. She reflects on daily life on a Galapagos cruise, explains the dynamic of travelling in a small group, and describes the unforgettable feeling of getting up close to the rare wildlife of the Galapagos. Ready to join us onboard?

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