Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, has announced it has gained approval from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) certification within mainland China.
Amadeus' IATA BSP certification in China means that Amadeus is one step closer to allowing authorised travel agents the ability to fulfil the entire billing and ticketing process of travel products offered by foreign BSP airlines, the airline technology solutions provider said in its statement.
"Granting us this certification allows us to do what we do best-bring superior technology, speed, efficiency and financial savings to travel agents. And we're excited to expand our capabilities within China," said Managing Director for Amadeus Greater China, Bart Tompkins. "We thank IATA for their support of advancing technological capabilities within the travel industry."
Amadeus' IATA BSP certification brings many benefits for travel agents such as ticketing is simplified with electronic ticketing, billing and collection. Reporting and remittances are consolidated, and quality control is improved overall with a streamlined, electronic system. This allows travel agents to grow their business and streamline their processes.
Amadeus' IATA BSP certification follows approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in January, allowing authorised international airlines to be bookable via Amadeus in China.
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