Beginning November 4th, dcs plus becomes a Direct Connect technology partner of the Lufthansa Group, enabling its technology to connect directly with the Lufthansa Group Inventory, which includes all airlines inside the group: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS. dcs plus is proud to be a leading provider of direct booking channel options for travel industry leaders in today’s rapidly changing distribution landscape.
The partnership between dcs plus and the Lufthansa Group is a direct response to the challenges and technological needs faced by today’s industry leaders, and is based on dcs plus’ deep travel technology expertise. This direct connection to Lufthansa Inventory via dcs plus' technology unlocks the possibility for travel agencies to search and book flight services, as well as ancillary services, simultaneously through all distribution channels of Lufthansa Group. The new feature can be used for all sales channels included inside the dcs plus technology: internal usage, B2B reseller partners, B2C online sales. Moreover, all the sales channels will be able to access the full inventory of the Airline Group, including the new European Fare Structures introduced earlier this year: Light, Classic, Flex, and Business.
dcs plus technology is able to offer bookings of Lufthansa Group services from both Global Distribution Systems as well as direct connect option. This flexibility provides clients with the freedom to choose their best travel option and use customary booking, payment and ticket issuance processes without any additional transaction fee to the travel agency. In case the booking is made through Lufthansa Direct Connect, the GDS fee does not apply for the respective booking.
This partnership will also provide customers with tailor-made services as they adapt their pricing strategies to today’s competitive marketplace. Travel agencies will see benefits from today’s partnership announcement in the form of direct connections to group inventory via dcs plus.
As a global leading IT solutions provider for the travel and tourism industry, dcs plus is excited about this partnership - and looks forward to expanding solutions and capabilities for today’s rapidly changing travel distribution landscape. dcs plus prides itself on flexibility and understanding the importance of providing clients with high technology value. The company is committed to providing innovative solutions that allow industry leaders to improve and grow their businesses.
The partnership with Lufthansa Group is further evidence that dcs plus is an industry leader in adapting technology to meet market demands - and providing clients with effective solutions in an increasingly complex market environment.