NDC (New Distribution Capability) has been described (24 Mar 2021) as ‘an important enabler of Sabre’s vision for personalized travel’, but what exactly is NDC, and what role does Sabre play in its development and future growth?
Those are just two of the
questions that Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks in this interview with Kathy Morgan, Vice President – Offer Sourcing at Sabre Travel Solutions.
Filmed over the internet on Tuesday, 23 March,
Kathy shares her thoughts on NDC and tells us what it means to Sabre to have been certified as NDC Level 4 as an aggregator in August 2020, and NDC Level 4 as an airline IT provider in February 2021.
We discuss how Sabre will grow within the NDC
framework and what NDC @scale means to the company.
Kathy also tells us about the ongoing pilot
with GetThere, Sabre’s corporate online booking tool, and what challenges they face connecting to TMCs and the benefits that NDC can bring to this important marketplace.
We also discuss airlines in Asia Pacific, and
Kathy talks about the progress being made with Singapore Airlines and Qantas, the challenges that the region poses to Sabre, and whether they are likely to sign any new customers, whether national carriers or LCCs in the near future.
Steven asks how COVID19 has impacted the
development of NDC within the industry and how Kathy believes the technology will grow as we move forward. All that and much, much more in the video and podcast below. NDC – Exclusive Interview with Kathy Morgan of Sabre Travel Solutions
Your browser does not support this audio element. Editor’s note: As the above video interview was conducted over the internet, I would like to apologise that the audio and visual quality are not up to the same HD/UHD quality that they normally would be. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we are once again conducting exclusive video interviews in person, but for now we have to make do with what we have. Thank you. See also: What is the IATA Travel Pass and what does it mean to travellers and the global travel industry? Interview with Vinoop Goel, IATA’s Regional Director Airports and External Relations – Asia Pacific as well as . Future of Airline Distribution and NDC – Interview with Yanik Hoyles, IATA . See latest , Travel Industry News Video, Interviews Podcasts and other news regarding: , COVID19 , Sabre IATA
Headlines: Vietnam Airlines to Trial IATA Travel Pass Air New Zealand Awarded More Int. Cargo Flights Under MIAC Scheme Asia Pacific Airlines Carried Just 1.1 Million Int. Passengers in April Korean Air Receives More Approvals for Asiana Acquisition Ascott Partners International SOS to Offer Telehealth and Travel Security Advice COVID19 Impact on South Korea’s Travel and Tourism Sector Bangkok Airways Extends Temporary Closure of Ticketing Offices South Africa vs France to Kick Off Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 Marriott Signs Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Ningbo, China Airbnb Upgrades Service for Hosts and Guests Plaza Premium Partners Menzies Aviation Qatar Airways to Resume Atlanta Flights on 1 June Boeing Signs New STS Contract for C-17 Training at Farnborough United Airlines Appoints Toby Enqvist as Executive Vice President Air Canada Adds Rocky Mountaineer to Aeroplan British & Irish Lions Name Performance Staff for Tour to South Africa Times Square, New York Home to World’s Third M Social Hotel IATA Warns of Potential Airport Chaos Qatar Airways to Resume Flights to Malaga, Spain on 2 July Skytrax Certifies Korean Air as 5-Star COVID-Safe Airline Airbus Unveils Plans to Increase Aircraft Production Rates Air Astana to Resume Flights Between Atyrau and Amsterdam IATA Forecasts Strong Rebound But Not Full Recovery World Tourism Organization Opens Regional Office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Escape! Banyan Tree to Open ‘No Walls, No Doors’ Resort in Bali, Indonesia Marriott Opens First Luxury Collection Hotel in South Korea Red Arrows and Canadian Snowbirds to Support Armchair Airshow on 29 May ATPCO Appoints Ellen Lee as CCO and Maya Bordeaux as CPCO Air Astana to Launch Flights to Podgorica, Montenegro American Airlines Appoints Cole Brown as Chief People Officer Embraer’s Aftermarket Solution Converts ERJ145s into Semi-Private Aircraft Spanish Air Force Takes Delivery of Airbus’ 100th A400M St. Regis Hotel Opens on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Changi Airport in Singapore Implements New Measures to Combat COVID19 Singapore Airlines Group Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Sheraton Rebrands Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey Executive Appointments at Saab How Travellers Evaluate Risk and Comply with COVID19 Rules airBaltic Rehiring Cabin Crew Airbus Publishes First Detailed Images from Pléiades Neo 3 Satellite Minor Hotels to Rebrand Historic Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland American Airlines Launches New Airport Service: Five Star Essentials Rosewood Signs Fifth Hotel in Mexico Akbar Al Baker Appointed Chairman of oneworld Lucas Leonardi Varin Joins Anantara Resort in Thailand as Executive Chef Delta Appoints Dan Janki as EVP and CFO Embraer Delivers 600th Phenom 300 Series Business Jet Marc Bromley Returns to Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC as SGM Etihad Airways and Saudia Expand Partnership United Airlines to Increase Flights to Europe; Applauds EU Council’s Updates France Orders Two More Airbus H160s for Navy Cathay Pacific Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Shandong Airlines Implements Sabre’s AirVision Fares and Contract Manager Mandarin Oriental Appoints Matthew Bishop as Chief Financial Officer British Airways Adds EnergyPods to First Lounge at London Heathrow Four Seasons Hotel Doha Appoints Maria Sabella as Director of Marketing FCM Appoints Henry Jones as Head of Marketing for Asia Franck Rodriguez Returns to Centara as GM of Group’s First Hotel in Vietnam Jeanette Wong to Join Singapore Airlines’ Board as Independent Director Singapore Airlines to Raise SG$ 6.2 Billion via MCBs Hyatt Signs First Alila Hotel in Shanghai, China Capital One Partners Plaza Premium for Lounge at DFW More Countries Lift Restrictions for Vaccinated Travellers Accor Becomes Official Hotel Partner of NRL Edmonton Int. Airport and Air Canada Working Together to Reduce Carbon Emissions Notice of Race: NZ Millennium Cup 2022 to Take Place in February 16,500 Fans to Watch British & Irish Lions Play Japan at Murrayfield in June Fusion Hotel Group Commits to Using Only Cage-Free Eggs Cross and Italmar (Thailand) Lay Foundation Stone of New Hotel in Bangkok Vietjet to Increase Revenue and Improve Service with Upgraded Website Airbus Corporate Jets Receives ACJ319neo Order Dusit Thani Reports Q1 2021 Results Finnair to Install HEPA Filters on ATR Fleet Bangkok Airways Reports Net Loss of 756.5 Million Baht in Q1 2021 First Section of ACJ220 Arrives in Mirabel, Canada Dates Set for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022; Route to Qualification Changes Air Travel Bubble Between Hong Kong and Singapore Bursts Again Minor Signs First NH Hotel in Middle East British Airways Trials 25-Second Digital COVID19 Test Avani Hotel to Open in Seminyak, Bali Next Month United Airlines Adding Over 400 Daily Flights to July Schedule 3,500-Room Resorts World Las Vegas to Open 24 June Four Seasons Unveils New Private Jet Itinerary for 2022 New Zealand Opens to Yachts from Australia Whitbread to Open 2,142 Hotel Rooms in UK by End of August Bangkok Airways Resumes Flights from BKK to CNX and HKT Rebuilding Hospitality – Amadeus Publishes Results of Global Hotel Survey Hong Kong Int. Airport Reports April 2021 Passenger and Cargo Traffic Etihad Launches Verified to Fly First Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk Joined in Record Time Bombardier’s New Apprenticeship Program at London Biggin Hill Air North, Yukon’s Airline Appoints APG as GSA in 12 Countries Revised Fixture List and Venues for Castle Lager Lions Series Asia Digital Engineering Receives Base Maintenance Approval from CAAM Qantas Delays Resumption of International Flights Until Late December Promoting Hua Hin Airport and Prachuap Khiri Khan to Regional Markets – Interview NDC – Exclusive Interview with Kathy Morgan of Sabre Travel Solutions Elephant Conservation, Jungle Bubbles and Tourism in Thailand – Interview IATA Travel Pass – Interview with Vinoop Goel, Director Airports – APAC How’s Business in Pattaya, Thailand? Interview with MD of Tiffany’s Show Will British & Irish Lions’ Tour of South Africa Go Ahead? ASEAN Tourism Forum 2021 Postponed Until January 2022 HD Videos and Interviews Podcasts from HD Video Interviews RSS News Feed and Ticker Travel Trade Shows in 2020 and 2021 High-Res Picture Galleries Travel News Asia – Latest Travel Industry News