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Critical Mass

Air Canada, Key North American Carriers Taking The Initiative On NDC

Critical Mass Air Canada is playing a leading role in the ongoing development of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. Along with fellow North America carriers United, jetBlue and American as well as 17 other members from around the globe, AC has been designated a `Leaderboard’ airline,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research

One ID: A Step Closer To Reality

One ID: A Step Closer To Reality End-to-end seamless travel across borders came a step closer to reality when IATA member airlines meeting in Seoul for this year’s AGM unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which will be based on a single biometric identifier to move passengers... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Say Good-Bye To PNRs, Say Hello To ONE Order

Say Good-Bye To PNRs, Say Hello To ONE Order Air travel retailers and their clients can say goodbye to passenger name records (PNRs), e-tickets and electronic miscellaneous document (EMDs) – but not just yet. They’ll have to wait until IATA’s groundbreaking ONE Order initiative is up and running across the global airline industry,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

Historic Horsepower

Britain Puts Its History On Show

Historic Horsepower On June 6 this year, a few historic relics from the golden age of flight lifted off from an airfield in eastern England to participate in a re-enactment of the D-Day landings. It was 75 years to the day since these same aircraft had taken off in the early morning gloom to start the attacks that... more ›
Posted in Attractions, Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

MMGY Global Moves Into Canada

Company Acquires Vancouver-Based NEXTFactor

MMGY Global Moves Into Canada MMGY Global has acquired NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc., a strategic planning and consulting company focused on the travel and tourism industry. The Vancouver-based company is MMGY Global's first Canadian acquisition and represents a new service offering for the world's largest integrated... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Red Label Vacations Inc. Connects With Disney

Red Label Vacations Inc. Connects With Disney TravelBrands, a division of Red Label Vacations Inc. (RLV), has announced that it's now directly connected to the Walt Disney World Resort booking system for hotels and tickets. Through its technology, TravelBrands can provide both travellers and travel agents with instant availability for... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators

‘Travel Unlocked’ by Trafalgar

‘Travel Unlocked’ by Trafalgar Trafalgar has launched an agent e-learning podcast, “Travel Unlocked,” created specifically to provide behind-the-scenes access to the brand in a way that has never been done before. With more than seven million Canadian adults listening to podcasts at least once a month, the demand and... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators

Oman Air Achieves IATA NDC Level 4 Certification

Oman Air Achieves IATA NDC Level 4 Certification Oman Air has received the level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification from International Air Transport Association (IATA). This comes in addition to Oman Airs' existing level 3 NDC certification, making Oman Air one of the first airlines on the latest standard, NDC 18.2 New... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

IATA Urges Coordinated Effort On MAX

IATA Urges Coordinated Effort On MAX IATA is urging state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline industry association issued its statement following the conclusion of the second Boeing 737... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Technology

IATA Transforming The Customer Experience

IATA Transforming The Customer Experience IATA is urging aviation stakeholders to embrace data and digital transformation to help deliver a frictionless customer experience while enhancing safety and efficiency. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general and CEO, said: “We must transform paper-based and legacy processes into... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research
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