AI pay­ments via VISA and Mastercard

The Travel Agents As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (TAAI) meet­ing held at Kempin­ski Am­bi­ence Ho­tel, New Delhi dis­cussed the new com­mit­tee’s agenda where Air In­dia an­nounced that the air­line will ac­cept cor­po­rate card pay­ments on VISA and Mastercard from Jan­uary 1, 20

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Air In­dia will ac­cept pay­ments via Mastercard and VISA cor­po­rate credit cards through the travel agent’s GDS net­work. Pankaj Sri­vas­tava, Di­rec­tor-Com­mer­cial, Air In­dia, said, “We are pleased to an­nounce that with ef­fect from Jan­uary 1, VISA and Master­cards cor­po­rate cards will be ac­cepted by Air In­dia on the GDS gate­way.”

Sri­vas­tava an­nounced this dur­ing the TAAI meet­ing on Novem­ber 19, amidst the com­mit­tee mem­bers and of­fice bear­ers of all 20 re­gions and chap­ters. Cur­rently, the na­tional car­rier only per­mits Amer­i­can Ex­press credit cards on their pay­ment gate­ways through GDS for cor­po­rate cards. At the meet­ing, Sri­vas­tava also high­lighted the var­i­ous mile­stones of 2015 for the air­lines be­fore mak­ing the key an­nounce­ment.

Speak­ing about the high­lights of the day’s meet­ing, Jay Bha­tia, Hon. Na­tional Trea­surer, TAAI, said, “The meet­ing was held to train and guide the com­mit­tee mem­bers, dis­cuss the ob­jec­tives and aims, and talk about how we are go­ing to take things for­ward in the com­ing two years. We had pre­sen­ta­tions by man­ag­ing com­mit­tee port­fo­lio hold­ers, like tourism air­line mem­ber­ship de­vel­op­ment coun­cil, the al­lied ser­vices who work with the em­bassies, and VFS. The whole idea was to dis­cuss how we are go­ing to work for­ward and ben­e­fit the mem­bers, re­solve var­i­ous is­sues, fo­cus on fu­ture prospects and strive for our in­dus­try to grow fur­ther,” he elab­o­rated.

TAAI Pres­i­dent Su­nil Ku­mar also shared his thoughts on the as­so­ci­a­tion’s agenda and said, “Our first and fore­most plan is im­age build­ing – a kind of re-plan­ning since we are in our 65th year and the TAAI com­mit­tee has been run­ning the same way. We need to be rel­e­vant with the chang­ing times. Our en­tire fo­cus will start with re­brand­ing TAAI. The sec- ond fo­cus would be to pre­pare our mem­bers to be able to en­counter the chal­lenges of to­mor­row, and lay em­pha­sis on train­ing. An­other im­por­tant agenda is lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment within the com­mit­tee,” he ex­plained.

TAAI Man­ag­ing Com­mit­tee Mem­bers and of­fice bear­ers

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