SQ NDC roll­out in Aus

Travel Daily - - Contents -

SIN­GA­PORE Air­lines will make NDC con­tent avail­able to agents from 01 Jul un­der an ex­pan­sion of its KrisCon­nect pro­gram (TD break­ing news).

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines Gen­eral Man­ager Na­tional Agency Sales Greg McJar­row told Travel Daily KrisCon­nect would give travel agents four op­tions to con­nect with the air­line and NDC con­tent.

Agents can go di­rect with Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, or through GDS, with SQ work­ing with Amadeus, Sabre and Trav­el­port.

New tech­nol­ogy part­ners, or ag­gre­ga­tors, will also be part of the in­tro­duc­tion, such as Atriis, HitchHiker, TPCon­nects and Trav­el­fu­sion.

The fourth op­tion will be the car­rier’s first agent por­tal in the mar­ket, AGENT360, which will be an in­for­ma­tion & book­ing por­tal.

“It will give our agency com­mu­nity part­ners, those who don’t want to go down ag­gre­ga­tor, GDS or a di­rect ba­sis the abil­ity to book via that,” McJar­row told Travel Daily.

Agents who par­tic­i­pate in the KrisCon­nect pro­gram will ben­e­fit from im­proved speed-to-mar­ket, ac­cess to the widest range of fare prod­ucts, in­clud­ing per­son­alised con­tent and the abil­ity to pro­vide cus­tomised prod­ucts to their cus­tomers.

“Our trade part­ners are go­ing to be able to do things with us that they haven’t been able to do in the past,” McJar­row ex­plained.

“The ex­pec­ta­tions of the cus­tomer are grow­ing and we want to be able to en­sure that we de­liver to meet those ex­pec­ta­tions and our trade part­ners are key to that.”

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines will pro­vide the trade with fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the KrisCon­nect pro­gram at travel agents seminars across the coun­try in Mar.

For more info, CLICK HERE.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.