12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
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HRG and Concur have both signed deals to offer NDC connections from British Airways to their clients.
BA offers flight search, booking and ticketing through its NDC project and has also added the ability to cancel and refund existing bookings as well as adding a seat to a current booking.
Concur has also agreed a deal with Lufthansa to offer content to customers from the German airline’s NDC feeds.
The expense management firm already has deals with BA, Lufthansa and Iberia to capture bookings that are made directly with the airlines through its Triplink platform.
Scott Torrey, chief revenue officer at Concur, said: “Concur’s goal is to support our customers’ managed travel programmes by providing compliant content wherever their travellers’ book, may it be through NDC, GDS-branded fares or through the airlines direct channels via Triplink.”
HRG’s chief information officer Bill Brindle said the deal with BA showed the TMC was “at the forefront of new distribution”.
“We are very proud to have been the first major TMC to be involved at the heart of developments surrounding IATA NDC with British Airways,” he added.
“We have helped to guide and deliver insight and have prepared ourselves and our clients for future change. These changes are happening now. “I am delighted to confirm we are actively engaged with British Airways and taking advantage of our market-leading position as the first-mover among global TMCs.”