SUNRATE | January 10, 2023
SUNRATE, recognized as a leading financial solutions provider, collaborated with Visa, a world leader in digital payments. The partnership is to enhance the travel solutions offered by SUNRATE.
In the past, SUNRATE's stakeholders had only one way to pay for travel-related expenses with their travel partners. Now with the partnership, they will have a virtual corporate card that makes this process much easier and more streamlined.
SUNRATE, at the end of last year, shared news of a strategic alliance with Agoda, the world's largest online travel agency. In 2021, the company was accepted into the Visa network as a primary participant.
SUNRATE’S corporate cards will help its travel partners to have control over spending track and allocations. In addition, a corporate card will ensure the security of the transactions and the data for the users. Technologies like Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have made it difficult for shared card information to be misused by imposing a time limit on each transaction.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 is an international standard for financial data security. SUNRATE has been certified to meet this standard.
"The launch of Visa virtual corporate cards is a monumental step for SUNRATE as we cement our leadership as a one-stop B2B payment partner, especially for the travel industry. Since our partnership announcement with Agoda, we have worked with many other travel stakeholders, including other OTAs and we take pride in being able to solve their overall business needs. The Visa virtual corporate card will be a key solution for our customers and beyond,"
-Shawn Qin, Head of Card Business, SUNRATE.
SUNRATE is an advanced global payment and treasury management platform for international businesses. Having global headquarters in Singapore and offices in China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United Kingdom, SUNRATE collaborates with Citibank, Standard Chartered, and Barclays and is the leading member of MasterCard and Visa. The company has facilitated local and global growth for over 130 firms since its establishment in 2016.
COMMERCIAL TRAVEL, AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
TA Connections | February 20, 2023
TA Connections, a FLEETCOR company and a market leader in end-to-end solutions for airline operations, recently announced that it deliver its new re-ticketing service for distressed passengers to easyJet, a leading European low-cost airline. TA Connections' innovative ticketing technology enables easyJet to promptly rebook passengers facing travel disruptions on alternate airlines using an automated system that provides visibility into the available flight inventory.
TA Connections' smart re-ticketing solution seamlessly links with several supply channels, including NDC (New Distribution Capability), GDS (Global Distribution Systems), airline consolidators, private inventory, and directly with airline reservation systems, all through a single interface. Additionally, it is integrated within the TA Connections' TA Disruption Hub, providing easyJet and its customers with a comprehensive view of all flight options and real-time booking capabilities. This integration allows for a faster and more convenient rebooking process for displaced passengers, ensuring they can quickly be booked to their desired destination.
Mike Appleton, President of TA Connections, shared, "We've had the pleasure of being an extension of easyJet's crew and distressed passenger lodging and transportation operations for more than a decade and look forward to playing an even bigger role in their customer care with our new re-ticketing solution." He added, "This state-of-the-art technology is really a game-changer when it comes to minimizing the impact of travel disruptions for airline passengers. As an addition to our existing service platform, we can help airlines simplify their operations, control costs and improve customer loyalty even more moving forward."
(Source – Business Wire)
The new intelligent ticketing technology from TA Connections is the latest initiative to provide airline customers with unmatched access to inventory, automated pricing/fare optimization, configurable compliance and policies, and fully digital ticketing experiences for global passenger and crew needs.
About TA Connections
TA Connections, headquartered in Miami (Florida), offers a suite of next-generation solutions designed to simplify travel management, making it more affordable and efficient for clients worldwide. With a reputation for world-class operational reliability and agility, it seamlessly integrates with client crew scheduling and communication systems. From disrupted passenger hotel accommodations and transportation services to data analytics and machine-learning guided insights, clients trust the company's services worldwide. Through its transformative approach to travel management, the company seeks to delight the world's most mobile workforce while revolutionizing the industry.
BUSINESS TRAVEL, AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
GO7 | February 22, 2023
On February 21, 2023, Sansa Airlines (SANSA), a domestic airline in Costa Rica, partnered with GO7 to enhance its inventory management, passenger experience, distribution, and growth support across multiple channels. Through the partnership, it will use GO7's AeroCRS solution for reservations, flight or fare management technology and inventory management.
GO7 is a travel technology company dedicated to the travel brand's transformation, supporting SANSA's growth and distribution strategies across the Central American region. With its support, the airlines would improve its services, providing more passenger options. In addition, it will enhance the company's agility in response to the demand trends. This integration has resulted in the relaunch of the airlines' travel service between San Jose and Managua in 2022 and an expected new connection to Panama in 2023.
SANSA has selected GO7's AeroCRS solution, replacing its previous passenger service system with more modernized modular technology stack services. This replacement has made it more flexible with its travel routes, advanced passenger service and capacity. It deploys the AeroCRS solution as an online distribution platform for its flight inventory, making it more visible for online travel agencies (OTAs) and metasearch engines, accelerating its customer reach. The solution supports its growth strategy and establishes it as a more reliable airline in Central America.
Managing Partner of SANSA, Julio Caballero, said, "Partnering with GO7 complements our growth and expansion plans perfectly." He added, "Throughout the onboarding and implementation process, our team has enjoyed exemplary communication with the GO7 team; they've listened to all our needs and delivered solutions, and the training process was thorough and efficient. We look forward to growing our operation and increasing passenger volume with the help of GO7's purpose-built and unique solutions."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
CEO of GO7, Meir Hadassi Turner, said, "SANSA is focused on continuous improvement of their passenger service quality, which is precisely the type of airline we want to partner with." He added, "I am confident our solutions will give SANSA the support it needs to continue growing revenue and expanding its footprint across the Central American region and beyond."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 2023, GO7, a travel tech company, provides solutions for airline reservation systems, passenger service systems, airline technology, airline distribution, passenger retail, information technology and services, aviation, and global distribution systems. Its flexible customer-centric technology gives authority to airlines and travel operators. Its integrated solutions transform the airline's commercial operations with its all-in-one technology solution. Airlines trust it for operational consulting, baggage management, interlining, payments, loyalty, passenger services, ticketing, and distribution. With the acquisition of AirBlackBox, WorldTicket and AeroCRS, the investment company, 777 partners, has established it as GO7.