UK travel management consortium Focus Travel Partnership has appointed Verteil Technologies as its preferred NDC aggregator.
Verteil, which is based in India, offers a direct connect platform including NDC-enabled content from major airlines including British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa Group and United Airlines.
Abby Penston, CEO of the Focus Travel Partnership, said: “We have been consistently impressed with the developments and future roadmap from Verteil. They continue to add to their airline portfolio, as well as providing the ability for our TMCs to have full servicing capabilities of their NDC bookings.”
Penston added that Focus’ technology steering committee had been “incredibly impressed with the look and feel of the tool”.
“Whilst Focus provides its very own competitive fare programme, we recognise the need to have access to NDC content to provide a fully competitive suite of fares for our TMCs,” she said.
Verteil Technologies is a Level 4 NDC aggregator as well as an IATA Airline Retailing Maturity (ARM) index certified system provider.
Jerrin Jos, Verteil’s founder & CEO, added: “We are excited to be working with Focus Travel Partnership members in their NDC adoption journey, helping them realise the true potential of unconstrained travel commerce facilitated by NDC.”
Jos said that the UK “continues to be a strategic market” for the technology company which offers UK-based “local touch points” for its clients alongside its 24/7 centralised customer support centre.
Focus Travel Partnership is a consortium for the independent and SME sector and has 50 TMC partners with a combined annual turnover of £1 billion.