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APG launches its own accreditation for travel agents

No financial security is required to join APG’s Accredited Agents Network.

With its new distribution products APG Connect and APG Platform, APG is now developing its own sales channel outside of GDSs and BSPs.

APG’s target with these new products is the non-IATA travel agent, although all travel agents can subscribe to these platforms, both are simple, secure, easy to set up and book on. All travel agencies using APG Connect and/or APG Platform will become an AAA (APG Accredited Agent) and assigned a unique accreditation number.

No financial security is required to join APG’s Accredited Agents Network.

APG Platform is a Ticketing Platform that can assist travel agents to generate additional revenue by enlarging their catalogue and by selling air and non-air ancillaries combined.

APG Connect is the new sales channel of APG IET, the Interline E-Ticketing “hub” with its own airline APG Airlines (GP-275) that enable airlines, through a single interline agreement, to activate a significant additional revenue stream and expand their sales distribution to many more global markets. As of today, more than 80 airlines are sellable in APG Connect and 13 in APG
Platform.

Ophelie Cherdrong, APG IET/Connect Executive Product Director, commented “This is a great opportunity, especially for non-IATA agents, to be part of a worldwide network of travel agencies and to benefit from APG’s sales channels .”

And Thibault Lenoir, APG Executive VP, to add “This accreditation proves that APG has a unique bond with local travel agencies across the globe. With the pandemic, travel agents need flexible solutions more than ever before. This is why we created the APG Platform, a free access B2B NDC booking tool open to everyone, which supports multiple forms of payments and is directly connected to the latest and best content of a growing portfolio of partner airlines. Distribution is changing and we are proud to be part of it.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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