This agreement forms part of Kyte’s mission to offer advanced distribution and retail technology to both airlines and distributors, with the objective to drive a full transformation of the entire airfare booking experience.
LONDON, UK – Kyte – the travel technology company that offers a white label distribution API for airlines to connect with selected travel partners – has announced a new partnership with ATPI, one of the world’s leading travel and events management companies.
The Kyte API is a modern and easy to implement tool that allows the most complex and demanding travel sellers to efficiently access direct content from an airline without the hurdles and costs associated with an NDC integration.
Airlines and travel sellers connecting via the Kyte API, licensed as a SaaS, enjoy an independent relationship, where they remain in control over their contracted fares and incentives and benefit from a lightweight platform which is easier to update and keep up with consumer demands.
As part of the partnership ATPI now gains streamlined access to airline content, including both NDC and low cost, available via the Kyte API. This includes not just bag and seat selection but the full suite of ancillaries and fare families from airlines including easyJet, British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines.
This agreement forms part of Kyte’s mission to offer advanced distribution and retail technology to both airlines and distributors, with the objective to drive a full transformation of the entire airfare booking experience. Katie Skitterall, Group Commercial Director at ATPI says: “This is a big step forward for our clients as it means they can gain access to a wider range of airline products, including ancillaries and wider fare families, in a more efficient and transparent manner”
Alice Ferrari, CEO at Kyte adds. “We are so pleased with this announcement. Corporate travel sellers have more requirements when it comes to airline content and functionalities – and they have often suffered with the quality of what is available in the market to consume NDC content. This is a concern that has been repeatedly voiced by the community, including by the BTA.
“Kyte’s job is to unlock the huge potential NDC offers airlines and travel sellers to collaborate and offer an improved flight booking experience to the end user by making these functionalities more easily accessible to TMCs – so ATPI is a great partner for us” This news follows Kyte recently announcing that it had become one of the first API providers to Iberia, allowing distributors to consume NDC content without having to invest in a full Iberia integration."
ATPI Halo celebrates 100 days
This January, the ATPI Group’s sustainable travel consultancy ATPI Halo, celebrates 100 days since inception.
In just over three months, the new ATPI Halo division has welcomed new clients to its bespoke carbon offsetting programme, spoken at industry-leading events on the topic of decarbonisation, and supported shipping organisations to work towards the industry’s emissions reductions pledges.
ATPI Halo is the first sustainability-specific venture from a Travel Management Company (TMC). In December ATPI Halo sponsored a dedicated sustainability award at the International Federation of Motorsport annual awards in Monaco.
Pippa Ganderton, product director, ATPI Halo said: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far in such a short space of time here at ATPI Halo. In particular we are buoyed by interest and commitment to our sustainability consultancy from clients across the portfolio of specialisms in our business. There is real intent from our clients to minimise environmental impact, with ATPI Halo advising on new approaches to all areas of operations, including travel. We continue to support our clients to meet their sustainability goals in 2022 and beyond.”
ATPI Halo is working on a number of projects to help travel buyers better understand the science behind carbon emissions and sustainability technology, as well as establishing where in the supply chain emissions from corporate travel originate through robust and accurate reporting. The consultancy also offers leading carbon offsetting projects, independently audited and assessed to deliver meaningful positive environmental and social benefits to the communities around the world relevant to ATPI clients’ core areas of business.
The ATPI Group operates from 100+ offices worldwide, and has successful operations in corporate travel, corporate event management, online travel technology and specialist travel management for a number of key industries, including the energy and shipping sectors, as well as sports events.
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