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Hogg Robinson Group at Forefront of New Travel Distribution Gains IATA Level 3 Certification for NDC

23 november, 2017

HRG, the Global Travel Management division of Hogg Robinson Group, confirms its position at the forefront of new travel distribution by announcing it has been awarded IATA Level 3 Certification for New Distribution Capability (NDC).

HRG is the first major global Travel Management Company (TMC) to be certified at Level 3 under the new advanced 17.2 standard. HRG is now fully certified to connect directly to IATA member airlines for dynamic new NDC content and bookings.

Bill Brindle, Chief Operating Officer, Hogg Robinson Group comments: “In the current and future market, buyers want more choice. Sellers want more channels to market. Everyone wants more innovation – and new ways of delivering value. This is a significant period of change. New technology, new distribution, new deal structures, new products and services – all delivered in a new digital world for the customer.”

Brindle continues: “IATA NDC is at the heart of this change and Hogg Robinson is at the forefront of embracing it. In many ways we are helping to lead and drive that change. Our first-mover position with IATA Level 3 Certification is a reflection on our commitment to change – and a tangible measure of our innovative capability to deliver unique solutions for our clients.”

Yanik Hoyles, Director at IATA responsible for the IATA NDC Programme comments “HRG is taking the lead in its approach, attitude and technical capability surrounding NDC. This award of IATA Level 3 Certification under the newest 17.2 standard demonstrates the foresight and technical know-how of the company. HRG has taken full advantage of thepotential of NDC to become the first-mover amongst the major global TMC’s.”

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For more information on Hogg Robinson Group, please contact: Sallyanne Heywood, +44 (0)1256 312 688, sallyanne.heywood@hoggrobinson.com

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