Travelport Makes First API-Connection Bookings for Qantas using NDC
By Harvey Chipkin
Travelport has made its first API-connection bookings for Qantas using IATA’s NDC standard. (An API is an application programming interface.) The bookings were made in a live production test environment as Qantas prepares distribution of differentiated NDC content. This is the first live-production Qantas NDC booking through Trip Services, Travelport’s new API. Travelport’s agency partners taking part in the testing program, including ATPI and Maxim’s Travel, have been successfully coding to the Trip Services API since the second quarter of 2019. The development is the next step in Qantas’ plans for the Qantas Distribution Platform, which is dedicated to offering an improved customer experience by enhancing the airline’s retailing, booking and servicing capabilities and delivering personalized content tailored to meet a traveler’s unique needs.