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World Travel Market 2016: QuadLabs launches AgentExperience site with IATA

World Travel Market 2016: QuadLabs launches AgentExperience site with IATA

QuadLabs Technologies and the International Air Transport Association have jointly launch the new AgentExperience site to better serve the IATA/IATAN ID Card community. The AgentExperience platform is built on the base Konnect.travel platform provided by QuadLabs. With an IATA/IATAN ID Card travel agents are recognised around the world for being a travel professional and important distributor of travel products.

British Airways adds new distribution capability for business travellers

British Airways adds new distribution capability for business travellers

The latest development from British Airways’ roll-out of New Distribution Capability is set to benefit the corporate travel community and significantly move the programme forward. NDC is the International Air Transport Association’s programme that improves communications between airlines and the travel buying community by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations around product differentiation, time to market, access to full and rich content and the transparency of the shopping experience.

de Juniac takes up role as IATA director general

de Juniac takes up role as IATA director general

Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who has served in the roles since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “With the guidance of our board and the support of our membership, my aim is to ensure that IATA continues to deliver the value that our members and partners rely upon,” said de Juniac.

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

With the peak travel season about to begin, British holidaymakers are set to discover the immediate effects of the vote to the Leave the European Union, with the pound falling and prices increasing abroad. ABTA has assured travellers that there will be no immediate change in European regulations in the face of the UK vote to exit the European Union, claiming: “People due to travel this summer will see little changes to their holiday.

Amadeus gains Level 3 New Distribution Capability from IATA

Amadeus gains Level 3 New Distribution Capability from IATA

Amadeus has announced that it received Level 3 New Distribution Capability certification as an IT provider from the International Air Transport Association. Level 3 is the highest stage of NDC certification. Airlines using Amadeus’ new Altéa NDC solution developed earlier this year and now IATA certified, will have the option to distribute their prices and fares, including ancillary and fare family content, using NDC Offers & Orders.

IATA 2016: A history of the annual general meeting

IATA 2016: A history of the annual general meeting

7 June 2016 Focus

As International Air Transport Association annual general meeting gathers pace, with the world’s aviation industry’s leaders gathered in Dublin to discuss some of the biggest challenges the industry faces today, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at the history of the event. The meeting is IATA’s pre-eminent event, the crown jewel in its annual calendar.

IATA 2016: Industry profitability improves

IATA 2016: Industry profitability improves

3 June 2016 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association has revised its 2016 financial outlook for global air transport industry profits upwards to $39.4 billion (from $36.3 forecast in December 2015). That is expected to be generated on revenues of $709 billion for an aggregate net profit margin of 5.6%. 2016 is expected to be the fifth consecutive year of improving aggregate industry profits.