Posts with the tag "XML"

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Is IATA´s NDC Really the Bad Guy?

Last time we introduced you to the New Distribution Capability (NDC), also known as the Resolution 787, which was adopted during IATA’s Passenger Services Conference in Abu Dhabi in October 2012.

We already stated our opinion, that the excitement regarding the NDC is mainly “much ado about nothing”, as Shakespeare already titled his comedic play, which was published in 1623. Now we would like to go a little bit further into detail and clarify our position on the main arguments of the discussion about the NDC.

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Much Ado About NDC

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has been called to approve the “Resolution 787”, an industry initiative proposed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Resolution 787 – also known as the New Distribution Capability (NDC) – was adopted in October 2012 by the Passenger Services Conference in Abu Dhabi.

So what exactly does that mean?

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Setting Up Standard(s) in the Travel Industry

As reported by the Beat Travel Blog last month, the International Air Transport Association is developing a new XML standard for the processing of flight bookings.

On the bright side one can appreciate the try to get several travel technology companies to work together on the project. There is no need to remind that the airline industry has been through an intense period. The tough battle between airline companies and global distribution systems about direct connects and the display of ancillary revenues deeply affected their relationship. Continue reading 

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The Open Axis Forum In Miami

On Thursday, February 24, a diverse group of travel industry members met at the Open Axis Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Miami to discuss the status of their proposed XML standards as the electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity.

In his keynote presentation Jim Young, Executive Director of the Open Axis Group, delivered a status update on current developments of Distribution 2.0, a standardized traveler authenticated based set of XML schema and distribution practices, and the future plans to promote this Open Axis XML standard. Continue reading 

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PASS XX/1 Multi-GDS Hub Offers Comprehensive Connectivity

The recently announced partnership between Hotel Reservation Systems (HRS) and Concur is supposed to not only provide mutual clients with rich hotel content but at the same time lower travel costs.

This cooperation means that any of Concur’s corporate customers can now access HRS’s hotel content directly from their online corporate booking tool. Providing direct access to more than 250.000 hotels in 180 countries that are both chain and independent hotels make HRS the largest non-GDS source of online hotel content available today.
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SwiftTrip, LLC Signs 5-Year Agreement with PASS Consulting to Access Multi-GDS Content

PASS Consulting Corporation today announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement with The Travel Authority (TTA) and its subsidiary SwiftTrip, LLC, a software development company owned by TTA, Passageways Travel, and Morris Murdock Travel The Travel Authority is a leading provider of travel management services and online booking programs.

PASS Consulting is specialized in providing superior technology solutions and services and is a recognized industry innovator in the competitive business travel marketplace. Continue reading 

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PASS Consulting Successfully Supplies nuTravel with GDS-Connectivity

Under a multiyear agreement, nuTravel has been using Travel Technology Provider PASS Consulting to access GDS inventory via its certified XX/1 multi-GDS transaction server.

In a recent interview with The Beat’s Jay Campbell, nuTravel President & CEO Carmine Carpanzano pointed out the importance of pooling resources with third party technology providers in order for businesses to be cost-effective.
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PASS Consulting Broadens Relationship with BCD Travel

PASS Consulting and BCD Travel, the world’s third-largest travel management company, today announced a broadened relationship that expands BCD Travel’s capability to offer speech-recognition services, route calls to agents with specialized skills and offer other services that lower costs and boost efficiency for corporate travel programs.

Under the multiyear renewal agreement, BCD Travel is using the PASS XX/1 Multi-GDS Hub as a supplier gateway for its transactional platform, called the Source Platform.

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Facing the Challenge – Easy Access to the World of Travel

Innovation – mostly achieved by young and ambitious trendsetters – is lagging behind specifically in the travel industry. While some companies are hanging on to inherited market share, antiquated applications and traditional distribution channels, they are sure to miss the opportunities that change as well as talented young people can bring.

We create Synergies between the latest IT-Trends and your Requirements

We listen! Here at PASS Consulting our main focus is understanding your specific business to then create an IT-solution customized specifically for you – at the price of standard software. Our Travel World lets you fully determine which modules and features are vital to elevate your business to the next level. Continue reading 

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PASS Signs New Authorized Developer Agreement with Sabre Travel

PASS Consulting Corporation, a leading source for end-to-end technology and professional services for the travel industry, has signed a new Sabre Authorized Developer agreement.

As a result PASS is a Sabre Authorized third party developer for projects related to Sabre GDS connectivity. PASS XX/1 Multi-GDS / GNE – Hub is the high-performance transaction server platform to access any major CRS and GDS and makes such inventory available to clients through XML. Continue reading 

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Travel Technology Solutions by PASS Consulting Corporation

Innovation – mostly achieved by young and ambitious trendsetters – is lagging behind specifically in the travel industry. While some companies are hanging on to inherited market share, antiquated applications and traditional distribution channels, they are sure to miss the opportunities that change as well as talented young people can bring.

We create Synergies between the latest IT-Trends and your Requirements. We listen. Here at PASS Consulting our main focus is understanding your specific business to then create an IT-solution customized specifically for you – at the price of standard software. Our Travel World lets you fully determine which modules and features are vital to elevate your business to the next level.
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