Low Cost & Regional

TPConnects starts roll out of NDC selling platform to FCTG Independent agents

Flight Centre-owned flights distribution technology specialist TPConnects has extended access to its latest selling platform to third-party agents in its FCTG Independent group.

The New Distribution Capability (NDC) solution opens access to a wider variety of suppliers and fares as well as a modern booking engine, aggregated travel content and other services.

TPConnects said the system supplies content to retailers from a range of sources including traditional GDS, NDC generated, or from low cost carriers.

It has been made available for FCTG Independent agents in Australia, ahead of rollouts planned for New Zealand, the US, Canada, and South Africa.

The firm said the solution “won’t just broaden customer options but also lead to greater client satisfaction and loyalty, and with its streamlined booking processes, save agents time and money”.

Broadening the range of airlines and suppliers is expected to provide with more revenue streams and the ability to tap into new markets and customer segments.

TPConnects chief executive Rakshit Desai, said, “We are pleased to have launched our platform for FCTG Independent.

“This launch validates the product market fit and global potential of the TPConnectsplatform. We will continue to build NDC solutions that unlock modern retailing opportunities for the industry.”

Astrid Richardson, FCTG Independent global director of operations, added: “As FCTG continues to prioritise innovation, our increased investment in TPConnects stands as a testament to that commitment.

“By leveraging advanced technology solutions, we are equipping our independent travel entrepreneurs with the tools they need to thrive in a dynamic marketplace, ensuring unparalleled customer experiences and fuelling business growth.”

FCTG Independent operations improvement manager, Mark Horwood, said: “TPConnects’ platform boasts a user-friendly interface that seamlessly guides travel professionals through their daily operations.

“Its intuitive layout, streamlined workflows, and diverse range of tools enable agencies to achieve exceptional efficiencies, making it an industry-leading and functionally robust platform.”

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