Klaus Goddard

Vice President, Global Distribution, BCD Travel

Klaus leads BCD Travel’s Global Distribution team and has commercial responsibility for BCD’s relationships with key distribution technology partners, including global distribution systems (GDSs), online booking tools (OBTs) and airlines. He helps translate the many complex technical and commercial aspects of today’s distribution landscape into practical, comprehensible advice for clients. Klaus has 30 years of travel industry experience in product management, project management and technology consulting. He has held commercial roles in sales and distribution partner management.
Klaus joined BCD in 2007. Prior to BCD, he worked for Amadeus and Sabre. Klaus has lived in Germany and Canada and presently resides in the United Kingdom.

Speaker topics

  • Airline content strategies
  • Content aggregation
  • Distribution disruptions
  • Fragmented distribution
  • Global Distribution Systems (GDS)
  • GDS content strategies
  • IATA NDC
  • Low-cost carrier (LCC) content
  • NDC readiness
  • NDC certifications
  • NDC technologies
  • NDC-OBT integrations
  • Online Booking Tools (OBTs)
  • Recovering distribution costs
  • Untangling NDC complexity