IATA EMD made available through GDS to automate ancillary sales

IATA EMD made available through GDS to automate ancillary sales

Travel agencies will be able to obtain documentation and payment for airline ancillary sales through Amadeus next year, the GDS provider announced today. The company has made IATA’s Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) and sign-off available through the GDS system. “Travel agencies will now have a single standardised method to issue the sale of all airline services, fully integrated into their system, which will provide a more efficient way of keeping track of spending,” said Rudy Daniello, director of distribution product management at Amadeus. The EMD is an electronic messaging standard that allows agencies to issue documents for services such as lounge access or vouchers, as well as payment collection for excess baggage, meals and extra legroom. The solution is currently available in Finland and will be rolled out to other travel agencies and Airlines Reporting Corporation markets next year.  Amadeus expects the service to be functioning across all markets by 2013.

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