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NDC (New Distribution Capability)

NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents. The NDC Standard is open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider or non-IATA member, to implement and use. The NDC Standard enables the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travellers, by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations.

Link: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/airline-distribution/ndc/Pages/default.aspx

Video: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/airline-distribution/ndc/Pages/ndc-videos.aspx

One Order

 ONE Order is the concept of a single Customer Order record, holding all data elements obtained and required for order fulfilment across the air travel cycle – such as customer data, order items, payment and billing information, fulfilment data and status. It will result in the gradual disappearance of multiple reservation records as well as e-ticket/EMD concepts to be replaced by a single reference travel document.

Link: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/airline-distribution/Pages/oneorder.aspx

NewGen ISS

NewGen ISS aims to empower travel agents and airlines to tackle the challenges of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. NewGen ISS brings stronger customer focus and relevance to the Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) through flexible, safe and cost-effective solutions. IATA is introducing a voluntary, pay-as-you-go payment method called IATA EasyPay and an enhanced risk management framework, which includes a new feature called Remittance Holding Capacity (RHC).

Link: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/airline-distribution/Pages/newgen-iss.aspx

Link: http://bingemer.de/download/StephanBingemer_ITB18_NDC_and_DirectConnect.pdf