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HRG at forefront of New Distribution Capability with integration of British Airways content

May 25, 2017

HRG, the Global Travel Management division of Hogg Robinson Group, confirms its place at the
forefront of New Distribution Capability (NDC) by announcing its plan to integrate British Airways
NDC content.

 

Bill Brindle, CIO at Hogg Robinson comments: “We are delighted to confirm that HRG is at the
forefront of new distribution. We have developed an Omni-Channel strategy to include direct
connections with our preferred airline partners. We predicted change in travel distribution several
years ago and have been making plans and taking action to prepare for it ever since. We are very
proud to have been the first major TMC to be involved at the heart of developments surrounding
IATA NDC with British Airways. We have helped to guide and deliver insight and have prepared
ourselves and our clients for future change. These changes are happening now.”

 

“I am delighted to confirm we are actively engaged with British Airways and taking advantage of
our market leading position as the first-mover amongst global TMC’s.”

 

HRG’s technology capability means it is ideally placed to integrate and connect with British
Airways systems. In addition to technical development, teams will be working jointly with mutual
clients over the coming months to discuss and explore how the new distribution channel will deliver
increased benefits to the client and their travellers.

 

HRG first spoke publicly about its strategy to explore NDC back in 2011. Since then the company
has been working to turn its belief into a reality.

 

David Radcliffe, CEO, Hogg Robinson plc, concludes: “I am of course delighted at today’s
announcement. HRG is well known for predicting major change in our industry and we have a
proven track record of adapting and innovating sufficient to gain opportunities which benefit our
clients. The period ahead will be exciting and challenging for the travel industry. We are at the
forefront of New Distribution Capability, and with our proprietary technology, commitment to
growth, and role as an innovator we are both prepared for and relishing our position as we lead our
industry into a new era.”

 

ENDS

 

For more information on HRG global travel management, please contact: Sallyanne Heywood, +44 (0) 1256 312 688 or sallyanne.heywood@hrgworldwide.com

 

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