TRAVELPORT is aiming to deliver 100% of its transactions in under one second by 2020, the company’s md for the region, Scott Barber, told delegates at the Travel Counsellors conference over the weekend.
“Everything that we do has to be at scale and at speed,” he said.
“Anytime you say I’m going to go from A to B, we’re processing about 10 billion fares and we’re going to try and turn that response back to you in less than one second. That’s our goal,” Barber told attendees.
He assured agents not to worry about IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) program, which aims to create a distribution standard for the aviation sector.
“It’s just another way of getting content, it’s a pipe that we plug in through our line to the system,” he explained, adding “we’ve invested heavily in that space, we are already IATA NDC-enabled”.