Saturday,  July 4, 2020  2:13 pm

ACTA reminding agencies of incoming PCI DSS compliance deadline

ACTA reminding agencies of incoming PCI DSS compliance deadline

IATA-accredited travel agents still have a few weeks left to comply with the IATA Resolution for PCI DSS Compliance, which goes into effect March 1.

To support this mandatory requirement, the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) has a PCI Compliance toolkit (in both English and French) that offers ACTA members the resources and tools that are required to become PCI compliant.

The toolkit includes an online wizard (Accel-PCI) that was created in partnership with Accel-PCI, a Canadian owned company. The online wizard is designed to help travel agencies understand the PCI DSS requirements specific to their business type and easily apply it to their payment card transaction environment. Accel-PCI’s customized tool for the travel industry provides a step-by-step online format to addresses the three main steps to make it easier to understand what needs to be addressed in a progressive check-off format to indicate the requirements as they become complete.

PCI DSS Compliance applies to any organization, (IATA appointed, TIDS or non-IATA) regardless of size or number of transactions, that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data.

“ACTA recognized the need for tools to guide members through this complex and important requirement and why we invested considerable time in this global initiative. ACTA understands however, that there is a benefit for assisting the travel industry at large,” said Heather Craig-Peddie, VP of advocacy and member relations at ACTA. “With this in mind, ACTA is offering a 20 per cent savings on the Accel-PCI tool for Members and at the same time, we’ve secured a non-ACTA member savings of five per cent.”

ACTA members looking to become compliant and don’t know where to start visit our PCI toolkit. The exclusive ACTA Member Code for ACTA members is available in the members-only section of the ACTA website.

Non-members can visit and enter the code TRAVEL1802PCI.