Travel Tech Applauds IATA and Open Allies Agreement

codeThe Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), whose members include online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), issued the following statement regarding the recent agreement between Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The two groups agreed on a set of conditions the two organizations are jointly recommending to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Resolution 787, also known as the New Distribution Capability (NDC).

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“Today’s announced agreement between Open Allies and IATA is a welcomed step in the right direction,”said Travel Tech president Steve Shur. “Travel Tech supports the conditions and compromise between IATA and Open Allies and looks forward to working with all parties as we move forward.” 

The agreement also won the approval of Amadeus and the Business Travel Coalition.  

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