TravelPerk and American Airlines are joining forces to offer business travelers more choice, better savings and an improved booking experience through an integration with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. This modern retailing technology provides TravelPerk’s customers access to American’s best fares and ancillary products exclusively available through NDC and direct channels.
Recognizing the transformative potential of NDC technology, American recently declared its commitment to offering its best third-party content solely through NDC connections. Travel management companies (TMC) without NDC-enabled technology risk missing out on a substantial 40% of the airline’s content.
“American is committed to delivering modern retailing experiences to travel retailers and corporate customers utilizing NDC technology. We can serve customers better than ever before through NDC, offering access to the best network, providing tailored product offerings, and connecting them to our premier travel rewards program, AAdvantage®”
Neil Guerin, American’s managing director of Airline Retailing
With this NDC connection, airlines are able to offer personalized features and products, which drives loyalty and convenience. TravelPerk is modernizing business travel through this technology by enabling travelers and companies alike to benefit from more flight options and lower costs compared to legacy TMCs.
Jorge de Puig, VP of product operations, highlighted TravelPerk’s commitment to driving modernization in the travel industry saying, “With a focus on the traveler’s booking experience, TravelPerk has consistently been at the forefront of modern TMC technology. Our long-term NDC strategy began in 2018 with partners like Lufthansa Group, British Airways, Iberia, Air France, Vueling, Finnair and others, and we are proud to continue this commitment with our newest connections with American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines. It is our top priority to provide the best experience, prices and availability for our travelers. TravelPerk is able to deliver these fares because of its technology commitments through NDC. We will continue to lead through this transformation and modernize business travel while driving IRL connections.”
Attending the Business Travel Show, June 28-29? Join TravelPerk’s Jorge de Puig de Olano on June 28, 15:40-16:40 as he accompanies executives from Lufthansa Group, Visa, Parexel International and T2RL to discuss, “Disrupted distribution – how to ensure you are accessing full airline content.”