Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Ansett Australia Launches Ansett Travel Account

ANSETT AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES ANSETT TRAVEL ACCOUNT TO TRAVEL AGENTS WITH UATP

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP), in conjunction with Ansett Australia, announces the launch of Ansett Travel Account (ATA) to the travel agent community. ATA incorporates Ansett's complete suite of travel management tools, including the Ansett UATP Card for air-only expenses and the Ansett Visa Corporate Card, for corporations considering full travel and entertainment expenses. Previously known as the Ansett Travel Card (ATC), ATA has been enhanced to offer corporate customers greater convenience and security. Through UATP's global network, ATA can be used to purchase travel not just on Ansett Australia, but on nearly every airline worldwide. Ansett Australia joins fellow Star Alliance partner, Air New Zealand, with an emphasis on UATP as part of an enhanced payment system solution for corporate customers.

Through UATP, ATA enables travel agents to offer their corporate clients the most convenient and effective way to manage air travel expenses. Having first launched to direct corporate accounts six months ago, the UATP component of ATA offers corporations consolidated billing statements directly from Ansett with the most extensive details on all flight activities, regardless of the sales channel used. As an ATA benefit for travel agents, corporate customers may lodge their account with a preferred agent, minimizing potential business risk by eliminating the need for customer accounts. ATA is free, without establishment costs or merchant fees and is a convenient method of payment for net fares.

Richard Crum, UATP President and Chairman, said, "It is clear that Ansett Australia recognizes the important role of travel agents in the corporate travel marketplace. UATP is valuable in its ability to solidify relationships between airlines, travel agents and their corporate clients. Ansett's UATP program is symbolic of our rapid growth in the Australia and New Zealand marketplace.

"Blair Smith, Ansett Manager of Corporate Pricing & Payment Products, said, "Ansett has a business development area dedicated to designing and building better products for our corporate markets. The ATA product is a perfect example of this as it seamlessly combines dedicated reporting, MIS, and complex customer revenue sharing requests with a global acceptance network. The benefits of ATA to both our customers and Ansett are enormous and though these are early days, the feedback and sales on the card continue to be very encouraging."

Universal Air Travel Plan Inc., formerly known as the Air Travel Card(R), is the world's first business travel payment system. Founded in 1936, UATP was an innovator in the charge card industry, developing such standards as the magnetic strip and lodged accounts. With annual global billings of over USD8 billion, owned and operated by each card-issuing airline and accepted by virtually every airline in the world, UATP offers the most complete data and lowest administrative cost of any charge product. Multi-national corporations, including 73% of the Top Global 100, utilize UATP to better manage their travel expenses. Airlines currently issuing UATP accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Ansett Australia, American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), British Airways (NYSE: BAB), Continental (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Japan Airlines (Nasdaq: JAPNY), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (NYSE: KLM), Lufthansa German Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System, Swissair, Trans World Airlines (Amex: TWA), United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and US Airways (NYSE: U). For more information, visit UATP.com.

SOURCE Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO: