The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched NDC Matchmaker, a free, web-based tool designed to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementation of New Distribution Capability (NDC). The solution enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as GDS’s) to search, compare and connect with NDC partners. It increases transparency of their NDC capabilities and facilitates cooperation among different participants in the travel booking chain that are engaged with airline industry retailing. Yanik Hoyles, IATA’s director, industry distribution programs, said the NDC Matchmaker responds to corporate travel buyers’ need to have greater insight into airlines, travel sellers and aggregators participating in the NDC space. It is also about companies being able to be showcased through a user-friendly tool, he said. The NDC Matchmaker already includes more than 80 NDC connections between airlines and their travel seller partners.