More travel groups weigh in on IATA's New Distribution Capability

04/12/2013 | Travel Weekly · TravelPulse

The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance and the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies have added their opinions regarding the New Distribution Capability being proposed by the International Air Transport Association. "[T]he NDC appears to eliminate or reduce consumers' ability to carry out neutral comparison shopping, which currently promotes competition of airfares between carriers," said Lars Thykier, chairman of the WTAAA. The WTAAA notes that privacy concerns could arise from the NDC's apparent requirement for consumers' personal data.

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