NDC-authorised travel agents will now be able to access Qantas Distribution Platform content to book tickets and ancillaries directly via TPConnects’ Aggregator Platform and NDCMarketplace.com virtual storefront.
The Qantas Distribution Platform enables the seamless selling of innovative and enhanced customer experiences with rich content. It includes tailored offerings across core market segments, special offers for loyalty members and differentiated content as compared with traditional GDS.
“Despite the significant impact of Covid on airlines globally, Qantas remains committed to progressing our NDC programme with key agency and technology partners like TPConnects”, said Igor Kwiatkowski, Qantas Executive Manager, Global Sales & Distribution.
“As we continue to launch new features through the Qantas Distribution Platform, this new partnership will help deliver richer content and a better experience to more of our customers and agency partners around the globe,” added Kwiatkowski.
With NDCMarketplace.com, travel agents will be able to easily access the content of all participating NDC airlines as well as that of global distribution systems and low-cost carriers on one screen. They are also able to create unlimited sub agents; provide access to staff and create role permissions; add markups and multiple currencies; and utilise the agent-agreed Form of Payment (BSP Cash, BSP CC etc) with the airline.
Non-IATA travel agents will be able to subscribe to NDCMarketplace.com and use the functions to search, compare and book transactions as well as manage after-sales from multiple sources.