Amadeus has received approval from the
International Air Transport Association (IATA) for Billing and
Settlement Plan (BSP) certification within China.
Amadeus’ IATA BSP certification in China means
that Amadeus is one step closer to allowing authorised travel
agents the ability to fulfill the entire billing and ticketing
process of travel products offered by foreign BSP airlines.
“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 using Amadeus in mainland China. With
IATA BSP, 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.
Sandeep Bahl, Chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives in
China (BARIC), said, “To compete in the ever changing and competitive
world of travel, the Chinese travel industry needs advanced
technology to better service the industry. Amadeus along with
other global distribution systems (GDS) are actively entering the
Chinese market, and we welcome the news that Amadeus has now been
BSP certified for China enabling it to ticket in China.”
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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