American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group will be launch partners in Sabre's Beyond NDC program.
The travel management companies said partnering with GDSs will be key in advancing NDC solutions.
Beyond NDC is a "collaborative innovation initiative" to develop, test and integrate technology that will process New Distribution Capability (NDC) offers and orders.
"Sabre is very focused on bringing NDC-based solutions to life at scale, and there is no greater way to achieve this than by working with industry giants and thought leaders like American Airlines, American Express GBT, CWT and Flight Centre Travel Group," Kathy Morgan, vice presidnet of NDC at Sabre, said on a media call about the announcement. "This program marks a huge step forward for the industry."
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