NewGen ISS – IATA EasyPay
What is IATA EasyPay and how does it benefit agents?
IATA EasyPay is a voluntary pay-as-you-go e-wallet solution for travel agents to issue tickets in the BSP.
IATA EasyPay (IEP) is a new payment method that will become globally available to all IATA-accredited travel agents for the issuance of tickets through IATA’s Billing Settlement Plan (BSP). IATA EasyPay is a secure, pay-as-you-go solution. In most markets, IATA EasyPay is based on an electronic wallet and will be optional for agents to use alongside the other payment methods in the BSP.
Why use IATA EasyPay?
IATA EasyPay provides travel agents with greater flexibility and new ways to work in the BSP. Since funds are secured at the time of ticket issuance, IATA EasyPay offers travel agents the following benefits:
– IATA EasyPay enables the introduction of the GoLite accreditation, a simplified accreditation with minimal financial requirements.
– IATA EasyPay allows agents to reduce their financial security amounts with IATA.
– IATA EasyPay provides a failsafe, allowing travel agents to continue transacting in the BSP if they ever reach their RHC.
IATA EasyPay is simple to use and there’s no cost to create or maintain an IEP account.
How does it work?
To start using IATA EasyPay, travel agents first set up an IATA EasyPay account (wallet) via the IATA EasyPay portal. This portal is accessed through the IATA Customer Portal. With no cost or minimum balance required, IATA accredited agents can open their dedicated IEP account at any time (wherever IATA EasyPay has launched).
Once their IATA EasyPay accounts are opened, agents will be able to load funds into their dedicated e-wallet. (Any funds deposited in an IATA EasyPay account continue to belong to the agent until that amount is blocked against a ticket). Through the IATA EasyPay portal, agents will also generate IATA EasyPay numbers to enter in their GDS at the time of ticket issuance.
Using the IATA EasyPay number, the GDS will request an authorization and if there are sufficient funds in the respective IATA EasyPay wallet, the amount will be blocked in real-time and the ticket issued. These funds will then be transferred from the IATA EasyPay system to the BSP and settled to the airlines.
To facilitate reconciliation, IATA EasyPay transactions are reported to agents on their BSP Billing reports with dedicated form of payment (EP). In addition, agents are able to access transaction listings from the IATA EasyPay system.
Wherever NewGen ISS is live, agents interested in IATA EasyPay can open their IEP accounts directly through the IATA Customer Portal here.
For detailed instructions on the account opening process, check out the IATA EasyPay videos under the Resources tab on the Customer Portal.