The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, is the association for online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), and is dedicated to connecting consumers and travel providers, eliminating barriers to travel, and protecting consumers.
 

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Travel Tech Statement on the Transparent Airfares Act

March 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, which represents leaders in the online travel industry, released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 4156, the Transparent Airfares Act by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Tom Graves (R-GA), Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and Rick Larsen (D-WA).

"As Congress and federal regulators examine legislation and policies impacting the travel and tourism marketplace, it's imperative that any new laws or regulations protect consumer choice and promote transparency," said Travel Tech President Steve…

Travel Tech Announces Support of Norwegian Air’s Application for U.S. Expansion

January 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), which represents leaders in the online travel industry, announced today that it had filed a statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation supporting Norwegian Air International’s application for a international air carrier permit. Granting the application would benefit consumers by providing additional low-cost options for travel to and from the US while creating jobs, and improving travel and tourism economies.

“Norwegian Air’s U.S. expansion is welcome news for consumers looking for low-cost transatlantic flight options,” said Steve Shur, President of Travel Tech. “Travel Tech supports consumers…

Travel Tech Applauds IATA/Open Allies Agreement

January 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), whose members include online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), issued the following statement regarding today’s announced agreement between Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a set of conditions the two organizations are jointly recommending to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Resolution 787.

“Today’s announced agreement between Open Allies and IATA is a welcomed step in the right direction,” said Travel Tech President Steve Shur. “Travel Tech supports the conditions and compromise between IATA…