Dubai, UAE: TPConnects, an IATA NDC Dual Level 4 Certified IT Provider and Aggregator, has been certified as a technology partner for Emirates, enable travel service providers to seamlessly integrate with Emirates Gateway, the airline’s proprietary platform developed using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards. The partnership builds on the strengths of Emirates’ commitment to effectively engaging its travel partners with more value-added and differentiated services and TPConnects’ demonstrated track record of developing and delivering NDC-based connections through TPConnects NDC Aggregator Platform, NDC API Solution and NDCMarketplace.com.
Emirates Gateway has transformed the way the airline’s fares and services are distributed to travel service providers around the world, empowering them to better service their customers and ensure consistency across retail touchpoints. Through TPConnects suite of solutions, travel sellers – such as Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), brick-and-mortar travel agents and Travel Management Companies (TMCs) – can connect to Emirates Gateway and get quick and secure access to Emirates’ rich content, differentiated products and offers, ancillaries, real-time and dynamic fares and customised services, in addition to round-the-clock travel and operational updates and future enhancements.
Commenting on the partnership, Emirates said, “With the launch of Emirates Gateway, we are continuing to invest our efforts in streamlining the onboarding process and ensuring smooth and seamless integration. As we take steps to fulfil our NDC strategy, a technology partner like TPConnects brings reach and scale to the table with their in-depth knowledge, domain expertise and connectivity. While the demand for air travel picks up, we want our travel partners to take advantage of the capabilities of the NDC-enabled platform so that they are equipped to elevate customer experience and manage customer expectations in an ever-changing environment.”
Rajendran Vellapalath, CEO of TPConnects, said, “As a homegrown brand, we are delighted to partner with Emirates to introduce and accelerate the adoption of its bespoke NDC-enabled platform. Our expertise and experience as a leading provider of innovative travel technology solutions hold us in good stead as we collaborate with the airline to help boost their retailing business. We are confident that the capabilities and flexibility offered via TPConnects NDC Aggregator Platform, NDC API solution and NDCMarketplace.com, our exclusive NDC-enabled retailing and distribution technology, will deliver richer customer experience as it presents opportunities for travel sellers to capitalize on the full range of Emirates products and services.”
Emirates is one of the world’s largest international airlines with a global footprint across six continents. The airline operates one of the most modern and efficient aircraft fleet comprised of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft – connecting passengers and facilitating global trade to and through its modern hub, Dubai. With a culturally diverse workforce, Emirates caters to its global customer base by delivering exceptional services and world-class products. The airline also supports local communities worldwide and brings people together through its vast portfolio of international sports and cultural sponsorships. Since its inception, the airline has been recognised by more than 500 international awards for operational excellence, innovative services and industry leading products – making Emirates one of the world’s most recognized airline brands.
TPConnects is a leading provider of travel technology solutions focused on helping travel businesses across the board, from airlines to travel agencies, to retail travel products and services. It is one of the first technology companies to be recognised as IATA NDC Dual Level 4 Certified Travel Aggregator for travel agencies and IT Provider for airlines, and is also a solution provider for IATA Financial Gateway (IFG). TPConnects Order Management System is certified by IATA as ONE Order Capable.
Driven by its mission to shape the future of travel retail and distribution, TPConnects seeks to pioneer new technologies and approaches to create universal connections between travel providers and travel sellers while helping them optimize costs and realise benefits with minimal efforts. TPConnects provides airlines and travel agencies with technology-powered solution models, designed to meet the evolving needs of travelers.