Viagens Abreu to implement AirGateway NDC, bringing this technology closer to travellers around the world
Today, Viagens Abreu and AirGateway partner to bring NDC closer to travellers in Portugal and around the globe. By selecting AirGateway as their facilitator of NDC, Viagens Abreu will get access to the AirGateway NDC platform and offer their customers an even more personalised and seamless travel experience, strengthening its established position in the Portuguese and global market.
As a leading tour operator in Portugal and an established travel brand around the world, Viagens Abreu will be able to offer their customers a more comprehensive and individualised travel options, such as automated servicing including date changes, ancillary services and baggage options, or automated disruption handling in real-time.
Viagens Abreu was looking for a partner that would guarantee a technologically consistent solution. This result was found with AirGateway. Through this partnership, we will have a more efficient connection with the content of more than 25 airlines on NDC, allowing us a more integrated post-booking management process. We are confident that this will empower us to offer a better and higher-quality service to all our customers worldwide, so it is a privilege for us to establish this long-term partnership,
says the Airline & Distribution from Viagens Abreu Senior Director, Nuno Barreiros.
We are enormously proud of partnering with the oldest travel agency on the planet with more than 180 years of history. It’s especially valuable for such an old company to keep evolving across many generations and seeing them at the cutting-edge of the NDC age of the airline distribution industry. We hope this collaboration results in a very long-term mutually beneficial relationship.
Jorge Díaz, CEO of AirGateway added.
This partnership between AirGateway and Viagens Abreu represents a significant step forward for the travel industry on Iberian peninsula, and will provide travelers in Portugal with access to more personalized and flexible travel options using NDC.
AirGateway is a Berlin-based travel tech company and one of the leading IATA NDC (New Distribution Capability) aggregators. It is directly connected to more than 25 airlines, serving over 200 IATA-accredited agencies in more than 15 countries, both via API and an end-to-end Agent Desktop solution Bookingpad. AirGateway's open platform also allows other partners such as booking tools, travel mobile app providers, traveler profile management tools, reporting tools or mid/back office systems to participate in the NDC value proposition, facilitating the easy transition of all its legacy processes to the agencies.
Consolidators, TMCs, or OTAs looking for a reliable NDC partner and guidance can contact: sales@AirGateway.com
About Viagens Abreu
Established in the city of Porto in the year 1840, ABREU is the world’s oldest travel agency, as well as the largest travel organization in Portugal. Abreu has offices throughout mainland Portugal, Madeira and Azores Islands, with over 100 retail locations in the main cities and towns and its steady growth has led to an expansion to international locations such as Brazil, Spain, United States, UK and more recently in Angola. Agência Abreu offers an integrated service, with specialized departments covering all the major areas of the travel business (B2C and B2B, inbound and outbound): Leisure Travel, Corporate Travel, Tour Operation, BedBank, Destination Management, congresses, groups and incentives, fairs, and exhibitions.
For more information please visit: www.abreu.pt