Travelport and TAP Air Portugal agree content deal

Travelport and TAP Air Portugal agree content deal

A new multi-year content agreement has been agreed between Travelport and TAP Air Portugal.

The deal includes a commitment to deliver Iata New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard connections.

The Portuguese flag carrier is to establish a dedicated content channel on January 1 to will allow agents to access preferred content immediately.

This will also enable both companies to develop NDC distribution capabilities.

Travelport head of Europe air partners Mike Rock said: “We are delighted to sign this new agreement with TAP Air Portugal and support the airline as it introduces the TAP Content Channel with the intention of adding NDC distributed content in the future.

“We have reached many NDC-related milestones over the last 12 months, from being the first GDS operator to manage the live booking of flights using NDC to making the first GDS connection to Qantas using the standard. We therefore feel uniquely positioned to support our customers as they prepare for the new era of distribution.”

TAP Air Portugal marketing and sales director Paula Canada added: “The travel industry is constantly evolving and Travelport’s technology will help us continue to deliver on our vision.

“The TAP Content Channel is the next step forward in our journey and we are confident it will deliver substantial value to our customers.”

Travelport’s new agreement with TAP Air Portugal follows a collaboration with Singapore Airlines, which recently announced its KrisConnect Programme initiative to leverage the NDC standard.

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