A Joint meeting with the representatives of GDS along with their technical lead, IATA, and APJC Committee Members was organized on 6th January 2023 at NATTA Secretariat to discuss the current ongoing issues, especially the Cyber Security of each Global Distribution System (GDS).
Certain issues were discussed on the current state of cyber security for each GDS, threats, and vulnerabilities that the GDSs are facing, measures that have been taken to improve Cyber Security, and plans for future cyber security improvements.
Also, there were serious discussions on any relevant industry standards or regulations that apply to the GDSs, as well as any best practices that have been identified for improving cybersecurity in the global travel industry.
It was agreed to provide coordination and communication between the GDSs and NATTA members on cyber security matters. GDS’s need to have strong Cyber Security measures in place to protect against cyber attacks, as they often handle sensitive customer data and financial transactions.
Led by Secretary General Mr. Kumar Mani Thapaliya, the meeting had the presence of Secretary Ms. Yubika Bhandari, Executive Member Mr. Ram Sovit Nayak, representatives of Sabre, Galileo and Amadeus together with IATA Committee Members, APJC Committee Members.