Entries by Alan O'Rourke

The 9 questions every airline is asking about New Distribution Capability (NDC)

1. What is NDC? IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a standard for communication of data between airlines and their indirect distribution partners, such as travel agents, online travel agents (OTAs), corporate travel agents, metasearch and aggregators. NDC is a set of open technology standards based on XML which will give airlines the ability to […]

Seven Challenges for Airlines in 2019

As CEO of OpenJaw, I get to engage directly with airlines around the world. I have found that there are a set of common themes and common challenges that come through during these conversations, and I thought it appropriate to share these insights. Our stated mission at OpenJaw is to ‘open the world of travel’, […]

OpenJaw reveals new customers, platforms, product and partnership initiatives specifically for Chinese Airlines Annual China Travel Summit

 Dalian – China, October 31 2018 – OpenJaw Technologies, (www.openjawtech.com) reveal new customers, platforms, product and partnership initiatives specifically for Chinese Airlines Annual China Travel Summit. OpenJaw Technologies, a subsidiary of TravelSky Technologies, welcome hundreds of attendees at its annual China Travel Summit held this year in Dalian, China. Over 250 attendees attended the one-day […]

OpenJaw Technologies announce two new Chinese airline customers and deliver ‘go-live’ with Hong Kong Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines

Oct 17 2018 – MADRID: OpenJaw Technologies today announced two new Chinese customers, Chengdu Airlines and Tibet Airlines, as well as strong momentum in 2018 in China, with two Chinese airline customers going live this year – Hong Kong Airlines and China United Airlines. OpenJaw now has eight Chinese airline customers using the OpenJaw t-Retail […]

OpenJaw announces new customers, new platforms, new partnerships, new hires at annual Global Travel Summit in Madrid

MADRID, October 17 2018 – OpenJaw revealed a slew of new customers, platforms, product and partnership initiatives at its annual Global Travel Summit. New Customers OpenJaw announced two new Chinese customers, Chengdu Airlines and Tibet Airlines, as well as strong momentum in 2018 in China with two Chinese airline customers going live this year – […]

$84bn raised by travel start-ups in Europe and other top takeaways from Phocuswright Europe

Phocuswright Europe is one of the top travel events in the world – and Phocuswright Europe 2018 held from May 17-20 at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam did not disappoint. The programme provided great insights and expertise directly from Europe’s leading travel companies. Our stated mission at OpenJaw is to ‘open the world of travel’, as […]

A simple formula to guarantee increased average order value

The challenge facing airline and travel ecommerce teams today is the pressure to consistently grow market share, sales and revenue in highly competitive trading environments. With so many digital marketing solution providers, consumer touchpoints and internal demand for digital promotion from various departments within the organisation, digital marketers and ecommerce managers struggle to cut through […]

13 Takeaways from New Gen PSS Barcelona 2017

Last week our team were at the Flight Global event in London ‘New Generation of Airline Passenger Service Systems‘. It was a great event which gathered together the global leaders in Airline Travel to discuss the latest industry developments. Our own Paul Byrne and Marc McDonald pulled together their key takeaways from the two days […]