(20 July 2021)
Riya Travel, one of India’s largest retail agencies,
has expanded its retailing capabilities with NDC.
Thanks to a strengthened partnership with Amadeus, Riya
Travel can access content via NDC within the Amadeus Travel
With air, as well as hotel, car and rail content in one
display for easy comparison, agents benefit from integrated
end-to-end technology across their business.
GMJ Thampy, CMD, Riya Group, said, “Amadeus has
been a long-term partner as we have been working towards driving
innovation in travel technology in India. With the second wave of
COVID19 dissipating in India, this is the right time to partner
with Amadeus to roll out content via NDC for our clients. NDC will
help us offer real time content from airlines with just a click.
Amadeus has been at the forefront of next-generation technology
solutions, including the deployment of NDC; partnering with it is
a natural extension of our relationship.”
For the last 40 years, Riya has been at the
forefront of introducing new technologies and products to its
travel partners. Its B2B travel portal ‘Riya Connect’ empowers
agents across USA, Canada and India to seamlessly make travel
bookings for their customers. It also provides travel
partners with content including promotional fares and access to
book additional services such as baggage, seat upgrades, fast
track assistance, and other airport and in-flight comforts.
“Riya Travel is laying the foundation for modern
retailing by implementing NDC. With the NDC standard reaching the
level of maturity needed for global industrialization, it’s the
right time to take advantage of the opportunities NDC is bringing.
As an industry, we’ve made huge progress on NDC since its
inception and we are pleased to be working with Riya Travel by
supporting its customers to shop, book and buy seamlessly,” said
Ramona Bowongprasert, Senior Vice President, Retail Travel, Asia
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