Verteil, dnata announce NDC partnership

Verteil and dnata Travel Group have entered into an agreement for powering the dnata Travel Group’s NDC adoption via Verteil Direct Connect (VDC) platform.

Verteil and dnata Travel Group have entered into an agreement for powering the dnata Travel Group’s NDC adoption via Verteil Direct Connect (VDC) platform. 
The dnata Travel Group of Companies will now be able to access airline NDC content across multiple business lines that serve travel requirements of a diverse market, said a statement.
By virtue of integrating VDC APIs into its current technology stack, a full range of air content will be available in one place for the dnata Travel Group, thus making it easier for its agents to compare offers and provide its customers with the best value proposition. 
Using VDC, dnata Travel Group can now directly enjoy the benefits of value-added and differentiated products and services made available by the airline on its NDC channel.
“As part of the dnata Travel Group’s NDC initiative, we are excited to partner with Verteil Technologies to bring NDC capabilities to our Corporate and B2B businesses,” said Geoff Wood, Senior Vice President, Destination Management and Supplier Relations, dnata Travel Group. 
“This new capability will enable our consultants to seamlessly search, book and issue NDC fares and offers, and also conduct all post-issuance processes in order to support our customers.
“Our NDC initiative will ensure that our customers have continued access to the best available fares and enhance their capability to access airline ancillary products. It will also support our airline partners in efficiently implementing their NDC strategies in the UAE and GCC region. We continue to invest in innovative solutions to deliver best-in-class services for our customers and airline partners,” said Wood. 
On his part, Jerrin Jos, Founder & CEO of Verteil Technologies, said: “Verteil is honoured to be powering the dnata Travel Group’s NDC program. The NDC adoption via Verteil Direct Connect will provide dnata Travel Group with the ability to embrace modern airline retailing and incorporate greater personalisation, and thus provide unique customer experiences and push the benefits of ongoing NDC product innovations to their downstream travel partners.” 
“The Middle East continues to be a major focus market for Verteil.  Our recently established Middle East operations aim to provide best in class support locally as well as support travel companies to lay out future-proof NDC roadmaps that will be essential in these tough times from a sustainability and growth perspective.”
NDC is the next technology wave that is modernising the airline distribution landscape, with travel companies not being constrained by the current legacy distribution systems in introducing innovative products and personalised services. Verteil has been actively working in this domain from 2016, with a growing customer base. Built by a core team having 100+ years of deep domain knowledge in the airline technology domain, VDC is architected to address all the necessary functional and technical scalability considerations required for an NDC distribution platform. - TradeArabia News Service