Click Travel have successfully implemented an NDC based Direct Connect Solution to Lufthansa Group Airlines’ (Lufthansa , Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines) content in their new business travel platform, travel.cloud.
From 1st May Click Travel will receive Lufthansa Group Airlines content using NDC based distribution in collaboration with Farelogix, eliminating the Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) levied on bookings made via the GDS. Lufthansa Group will also offer its direct sales partners exclusive presale promotions. Going forward, the differentiated offers made available to Direct Connect partners will be reassessed, expanded and adapted continuously, in order to meet customer requirements as much as possible.
We are delighted that we have successfully completed the testing phase for a Direct Connect solution, meaning that Click Travel are now in the position to offer Lufthansa Group content to their clients without a DCC
Simon McLean, Executive Chairman of Click Travel says, “The direct connect to Lufthansa Group content is now available in our new business travel platform, travel.cloud, and it’s a feature that we’re incredibly proud to offer. This solution has helped us greatly enhance the customer experience when choosing Lufthansa Group products, whilst simultaneously eliminating charges that are now levied on bookings made via legacy distribution channels. It’s a win-win situation for our customers.”
travel.cloud uses a brand new version of Click’s award winning aggregation technology, which enables users to search thousands of travel providers to find the best rates and widest choice. On the supplier side of the platform, travel.cloud introduces another revolution in the form of zero cost of distribution. The direct connect ability offered by travel.cloud allows suppliers to bypass the increasingly restrictive distribution channels of the GDS and distribute their content to buyers directly, presenting themselves in a compelling way with rich content.
McLean noted “Travel suppliers now have the ability to connect to our platform directly, in return for which we are offering them zero cost of distribution – no commission, no booking fees, nothing.”
By providing us with programmable access to the business processes we need to dramatically improve the travel buyers’ experience and the efficiency of our platform, we can continually reduce the cost of distribution for travel suppliers – right the way down to zero.
For more details on Click Travel’s direct connect solution to Lufthansa Group content and travel.cloud as a business travel platform please contact firstname.lastname@example.org