Emirates will offer exclusive content and services to its travel consultant partners on its New Distribution Capability (NDC) compatible direct connect platform, Emirates Gateway, from July 1, 2021. A surcharge on all bookings made through GDS will also be applied on the same day. This follows the launch of Emirates Gateway in October last year and marks an important milestone in Emirates’ plans to create a vibrant market by offering trading partners a choice of connection options and differentiated products and benefits. on all channels. Agencies not registered with Emirates Gateway can continue to access Emirates legacy content EDIFACT through airline GDS partners Amadeus, Travelport, Travelsky, Infini and Sirena; However, to mitigate the higher cost Emirates incurs via GDS distribution, starting July 1, 2021, bookings made through GDS will incur a distribution surcharge of between $ 14 and $ 25 per ticket depending on the length of the sector. . Free Luxury Travel Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday. Emirates is working with interested business partners to bring them aboard the Emirates Gateway, which provides access to the widest range of Emirates fare products, including exclusive content not available in indirect channels, and where bookings will not result in distribution supplement. From July 1, 2021, the following NDC content will be available to Advisors, via Emirates Gateway: Access to differentiated ticket prices, such as dedicated promotional fares and presales Ability to sell excess baggage, enabling a customer experience improved Access to rich content Differentiated pricing for some ancillary services Faster access to new ancillary products Emirates Gateway content is accessible through three access solutions: Emirates Booking Portal: a user-friendly web-based booking portal available in 16 languages, connected directly to Emirates reservation systems which simplifies the booking, ticketing and post-ticketing service of orders Emirates Emirates Gateway Direct: which allows access to Emirates content through the IATA standard NDC APIs, allowing our business partners to create applications that meet their needs Emirates Gateway Sync: an easy link to Emirates products and services provided by industry leader, IATA registered, Emirates certified technology pa rtners Travel counselors interested in Emirates Gateway can obtain more information on the Emirates Partner Portal (www.emirates.partners) or contact the Emirates sales team. Related Articles Emirates Skywards Extends Tier Status Through 2022 Etihad Vaccines 100% Of Crew Onboard Delta To Continue Blocking Intermediate Seat Until April 2021 Emirates Redefines Signature Onboard Experience.