CDS Group highlights one of its partners in the world of business travel. This week, we unveil the common axes of development of the partnership with AirPlus in harmony with CDS news. CDS Groupe has developed a strategic collaboration with AirPlusIn addition to providing essential services to HBT customers, the two companies are working together to develop this relationship based on the proven needs and innovations of both companies.
As a central player in France, AirPlus allows us to equip corporates directly with the embedded card as well as to offer the customer enriched statements and payment terms associated with the entire CDS offer.
On the development within the travel agencies, the independent agencies, the networks and the big brands are equipped with CDS solutions integrated with the virtual payment card A.I.D.A.
As part of its partnership with Dimo, CDS is now available directly on the travelhub. This offer, essentially dedicated to French ETIs, allows them to set up direct hotel & SNCF connectors. The latter continue to benefit from AirPlus lodged cards and A.I.D.A. virtual payment cards on demand. The relationship is then managed in a Dimo Soft CDS and AirPlus project. If the customer wishes to centralize with his agency, the parameterization is also available through the NBT connector. The project is managed between Dimo, Traveldoo, the CDS agency and AirPlus. The flexibility and the number of infinite possibilities of settings allows CDS to offer centralized payment via AirPlus to all customers wishing to benefit from Booking.com for business, hotels.com, the GDS and its hotel program, without mark up.
As part of its development in Europe, the AirPlus teams in the United Kingdom and Italy are aware of the new CDS solutions allowing them to offer the services of a transparent and comprehensive hotel center in their market. Thus, with the local teams, projects and trainings are organized to promote the AirPlus CDS solutions.
Finally, within the framework of its innovations, AirPlus is also associated on the two developed segments:
In terms of payment innovations, the integrated virtual payment card is possible in all new services offered by CDS, including those to come in the first quarter of 2020, notably for group reservations and for payments integrating voice recognition.
“Without payment, there is no development. In addition to being a pioneer in the systematic combination of hotel and payment, AirPlus allows us to consolidate our leadership in France with our customers and distributors, to develop on the two target markets for 2020 and to innovate without constraints. A historic partnership that looks to the future.
Ziad Minkara, CEO CDS Group
“The hotel industry is a strategic axis of our development, CDS is identified as a key partner in this segment. Adding to this the satisfaction of our common customers, we remain motivated to contribute to CDS’ success as an expert in reservation and payment solutions!”
Julie Troussicot, Director France AirPlus International