Dataflexnet Urges Agents to Prepare in Time for APIS Deadline
Dataflexnet has urged agents to prepare their customer profiles in time to help comply with new regulations.
The recent amendment to U.S. requires additional information to be disclosed to U.S. Customs for all passengers flying to the USA. This information includes the advanced disclosure of passport number, destination address, date of birth, name and gender of all passengers. To assist agents Dataflexnet has created an input facility enabling agents to enter their current customer data into a reservation system. Galileo has created new ssr fields to accept this data in the Galileo CRS system.
Amity Travel, part of the Advantage consortia, has already signed up to Dataflexnet’s customer e-profiling system, which will enable their agents to build and update customer profiles via Galileo. Amity is currently taking advantage of the advanced input facility.
Agents, corporate bookers and travellers will save time through Dataflexnet’s system. The internet-based programme enables customers and agents to simply log-on and add or amend their own profile details directly on the travel agent’s website.
Steve Holmes, Dataflexnet sales director said: “Dataflexnet’s range of services are designed to improve business travel agents’ productivity and efficiency. Our e-profiling system will save agents valuable time and insure the correct traveller information is being held. Agents should make sure that their client data is input in time for their autumnal peak booking season.”
Paul Gardner, Amity Travel managing director added: “Dataflexnet’s e-profiling programme allows our agents to capture traveller data through an easy to use system that fits with automation that they are already used to. When combined with Galileo’s technology, agents can now view the data with the minimum of fuss.”
Jason Clarke, Regional Managing Director - UK & Ireland, Cendant Travel Distribution Services says: “Our new Special Service Request (SSR) Fields are designed to enhance the electronic distribution infrastructure for agents and will provide a valuable time saving tool for agents to meet the new regulations.”