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Travelport Launches PCI DSS Certification Tool for IATA Agencies

Travelport has made its online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certification referral program available to all IATA agencies.

IATA Chooses Edenred to Develop Easypay System in Over 70 Countries

IATA has selected Edenred to develop and manage the new generation payment method "IATA EasyPay", beginning later this year, for travel agents to issue airline tickets.

Tanzania’s Precision Air Appoints TAL Aviation as GSA in Greece

Precision Air, a public listed Tanzanian airline, has appointed TAL Aviation as its official General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece.

SAAE Thanks IATA for Showing Trust in Greece Despite Capital Controls

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) has sent a letter of appreciation to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) country manager for Greece and Cyprus, George Mamalakis, for his assistance to the sector following the introduction of capital...

IATA: The BSP Turns 45

On March 1, 1971, the very first “Billing Settlement Plan” (BSP) was established in Japan. BSP is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents, as well as improve financial control and cash...

US Airways Out of BSP System as of Dec 31 Due to Merger with American Airlines

US Airways has notified its partner travel agents that it will withdraw its membership from all BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) systems with effect from December 31 due to its merger with American Airlines.

Brazil’s GOL Joins BSP in Greece, Appoints Discover the World as GSA

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3), the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announced it has joined Greece’s BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) booking system.

Airlines Reinstate the BSP Ticketing Authority for Greek Travel Agents

International airlines are reinstating the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece.

Which Airlines Did Not Get ‘Scared Off’ By the Financial Situation in Greece?

While a large number of international airlines decided this week to temporarily withdraw the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece, due to the financial situation in the country, others opted to give a vote of confidence to the country and stood by their Greek...

Gold Star Aviation Applauds the Int’l Airlines that Continue to Support Greek Travel Agents

Gold Star Aviation, a general sales agent (GSA) that represents a number of airlines in Greece, has applauded its international partners who are standing by Greek travel agents during this difficult time for the country.

Qatar Airways Allows Ticket Selling to Greek Travel Agents

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it has gradually started to reinstate the BSP ticketing authority for Greek travel agents.

Greek Travel Agents See More Airlines Reacting to Country’s Financial Situation

More international airlines are reacting to the political instability and financial situation in Greece.

Turkish Airlines Still Issues Tickets Through Athens, Thessaloniki Offices

Turkish Airlines said that it is continuing to issue tickets from its central offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, despite having been forced due to the current economic situation in Greece, to temporarily withdraw BSP ticketing authority for all Greek travel agents.

Airlines Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily Via Greek Travel Agents

A number of international airlines have announced that they are temporarily withdrawing the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece due to the political instability and financial situation in the country.

Lufthansa Temporarily Changes Payment Method for Greek Travel Agents

As of Wednesday, July 8, Greek travel agents will be required to only use credit cards when making payments in the BSP to Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.

Travel Agencies Called To Join Forces

Proposed solutions and improvements on technical and substantive issues within the relations of tourism offices and airline companies were discussed recently in Athens at the "Air Services 2009" conference.

Solid Soft Banks On Expansion

Greece's top back-office software provider for Greek travel agents, Solid Soft International, recently launched a series of expansion moves. These initiatives could place the company within an enviable position in the years to come.

Η αλαζονεία της αερομεταφοράς

Το 1944 η δημιουργία της ΙΑΤΑ εξυπηρέτησε την ανάπτυξη και μεγέθυνση των διεθνών αερομεταφορών με εφαρμογές (κανονισμούς) εναρμονισμένων πρακτικών, αλλά και ανοχή μονοπωλιακών και καταχρηστικών ενεργειών των αερομεταφορών, το δε 1957 η Συνθήκη της Ρώμης (σύσταση...