Dealing with the Impacts of PCI and NewGen ISS Implementation
Now that implementation of both PCI DSS compliance and NewGen ISS are underway many of our ACTA members are trying to better understand how these two initiatives impact their business, and looking for tools available to ease them in this transition phase.
ACTA remains very active on both issues on behalf of our members and we urge you to consult our website for both new and archived webinars, articles and other resources to help you understand your requirements in meeting compliance and the possible consequences of non-compliance. More information available in the Members only section of our website at www.acta.ca/PCI
Meeting PCI Compliance
Your ACTA team is staying on top of any new developments on this issue and will keep you advised.
The phased rollout of NewGen ISS aimed at modernizing IATA’s agency programme, was implemented in Canada on March 1st beginning with the movement to new payment options including IATA EasyPay and the introduction of three new accreditation models.
IATA has a NewGen ISS microsite https://newgeniss.iata.org/ with specific information for Airlines and for Travel Agents, and NewGen ISS eLearning will be available soon. We strongly recommend Members review the accreditation models to determine which one works best for your situation.
ACTA has concerns about how the new platform impacts our members and we will continue to work with the World Travel Agency Associations Alliance (WTAAA) about those concerns and continue to discuss our concerns with IATA and the airlines about problems this new platform may present for some of our members. Closely tied to NewGen ISS is the soon to be launched IATA initiative called Transparency in Payments, which allows for the acceptance of travel agent credit cards by airlines. ACTA will provide more details on this program as information becomes available.