Musafir to integrate NDC tech and robotics with Amadeus deal

Musafir to integrate NDC tech and robotics with Amadeus deal

UAE OTA expands partnership with travel tech provider

UAE online travel agency is to integrate NDC technology and robotics with an expansion of its partnership with travel tech firm Amadeus.

The firms say their extended collaboration, between musafir’s corporate travel management tool musafirbiz, will ‘usher in a new era of enhanced traveller benefits and streamlined booking experiences’.

It will use Amadeus' NDC [X] program in a bid to improve convenience and offer personalised services to its customers.

In addition to offering rich content, the integration enables the creation of tailored bundles for customers, catering to their specific needs and preferences. For example, frequent business travellers can be offered customised packages with preferred seating options.

Dynamic pricing strategies available through the integration will allow the OTA to offer flexible pricing offers and make adjustments in real-time.

Amadeus’ Fare Optimizer robot, which constantly monitors airfares from booking to departure, is also to be rolled out to musafir. Amadeus says this tool can identify cost saving opportunities and alerts for rebooking or queue placement.

Automated scanning and automatic rebooking and personalised tailored recommendations can also now be offered to musafir customers using Amaeus technology.

Sachin Gadoya, co-founder and chief executive of and musafirbiz, said: “Technology forms the backbone of modern travel, and we are delighted to fortify our partnership with Amadeus.

“This strategic integration empowers us to offer a more personalized and differentiated travel experience via musafirbiz, providing access to new, richer content and tailored offers that redefine the journey for our travellers."

Maher Koubaa, executive vice president of Amadeus’ travel unit and the firm’s EMEA managing director, added: “We are pleased to collaborate with, a pioneering force in the market, as we work hand in hand to elevate the travel experience.

“Through Amadeus’ NDC technology, can offer to its customers and clients enhanced capabilities to shop, order, and pay for flights and related services, along with the flexibility to customize their bookings with ancillaries and services."