This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel distribution in April 2017.
Wednesday 19 April 2017:
- Hahn will act as a distributor for the South African low-cost carrier, placing its flights and inventory into Global Distribution Systems through the H1-Air and HR-169 connections. The airline is based Johannesburg and flies to seven domestic destinations in the country.
Tuesday 18 April 2017:
- The partnership between the travel management company and the ground transportation specialist will give corporate customers access to discounted rates on products featured in the Mozio search results. Mozio features rail, bus, taxi, shuttle, limos and other ground transport options from 2,000 airports in 150 countries around the world.
Thursday 13 April 2017:
- The Indonesia-based online travel agency will use a two-way connection to eRevMax so that hotels can update rates, availability and take reservations in real-time. PegiPegi has more than 7,000 hotels, alongside its other channels covering air and rail tickets.
Tuesday 11 April 2017:
- The pair will develop a joint system for connecting airlines to the IATA-driven New Distribution Capability standard. The system will combine two solutions required for airline adoption of NDC: the ability to create, communicate and manage product offering (OfMS from JRT) and a solution to manage the order (Unisys’s AirCore Order Manager).
Monday 10 April 2017:
- The Priceline Group-owned car hire service will power Finnair’s new, consumer-facing ground transportation service. For the first time, B2B division RentalCars Connect will include both its RentalCars and Rideways service within a single white label platform for a partner.
- The Russia-based consolidator will become part of the CWT Global Partner Network, giving CWT customers the ability to organise and manage travel in the country. The integration is expected to take place once CWT has sold its existing Russian subsidiary to VIPService.
Thursday 6 April 2017:
- The global distribution giant and travel management firm Schiphol Travel International have signed a new long-term agreement. Travelport has also extended its partnership with Asia-based online travel agency Zuji.
Tuesday 4 April 2017:
- Agents will now have access to more than 300 airport bus transfer as well as intercity bus operators following a deal between Amadeus and Distribusion. Travel intermediaries in central, eastern and southern Europe will be the first to have access to the content.
- The air distribution specialist’s deal with Lufthansa Group has been extended to a multi-year partnership enabling the carriers to distribute their products service across various channels.
NB: Travel distribution image via Pixabay.
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