Kenya will from August 1 2019 begin the implementation of IATA’s Transparency in Payments (TIP), an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control over the collection of payments for their sales through the agency channel.
TIP will also will enable Agents to take advantage of Alternative Transfer Methods (ATMs) for the remittance of customer funds through the BSP.
This follows the adoption by the Passenger Agency Conference (PanConf) of the amended Resolution 890 and new Resolutions 812A and 896, which paved way for the implementation of TIP.
TIP will also make it possible for agents to take advantage of Alternative Transfer Methods (ATMs) for the remittance of customer funds through the BSP.
ATMs include physical cards, virtual cards and/or account numbers issued in the name of the IATA accredited agent, any person permitted to act on behalf of the said agent or one of the agent’s contracted suppliers.
The Head, IATA Customer Service, MAD, Sara Hernandez Horlock said that providers of ATMs will be able to enlist with IATA and enrol their products.
Agents will be able to enrol their agent card(s) with IATA while participating airlines will be able to define in BSPlink their consent policy to the ATMs and agent cards enrolled with IATA.
“IATA accredited agents will be able to consult in BSPlink the list of enrolled ATMs and agent cards for which an airline has provided its consent. Airlines will be able to setup email alerts to be notified of new/changes to cards enrolled by agents and also agents will be able to setup email alerts to be notified of changes to an airline consent to their enrolled card(s)”.Back to news articles