Travelport, (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced it has made its online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certification referral program, supported by SecurityMetrics, available to all International Air Transport Association (IATA) agencies, on request from the association. The innovative online Wizard Tool was initially launched by the company last month to exclusively help its agency customers achieve PCI DSS compliance as smoothly and effectively as possible. Aleks Popovich IATA’s Senior Vice President Financial and Distribution Services, commented: “This type of initiative from our partners is commended and will greatly assist our industry in maintaining PCI DSS compliance at every card payment touch point. It also supports IATA’s rollout of New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative, which represents the most extensive modernisation of IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) since its creation in 1971. I am also pleased that Travelport has agreed to now make this PCI DSS certification tool and referral program available to all IATA BSP agencies globally.”By March 2018, under IATA resolution 818g and 812, any IATA agent that accepts card transactions against its own merchant agreement or issues BSP card transactions is required to provide proof of PCI DSS compliance to IATA. The PCI DSS certification referral program provides travel agencies with an online Wizard Tool to guide them through the self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) process and enable them to obtain PCI DSS certification. Multi-language support is also available, as is customer support to hand hold agents through the online process.Alexandra Fitzpatrick, VP Travelport Global Payment Solutions, commented: “Following on from the successful November launch of the PCI DSS service for our customers, we are very happy to now make this available to all IATA agencies globally and provide them with the means to also achieve PCI DSS compliance. The PCI DSS certification program is testament to our commitment to support all businesses in our industry operate within a compliant environment and adhere to regulations”. With the help of the SecurityMetrics team, level three and four category merchants, processing fewer than one million card transactions annually, can start PCI DSS assessment online today at http://info.securitymetrics.com/travelport-pcidss-compliance.David Meyers, SecurityMetrics Senior Director Business Development, added: “SecurityMetrics has a unique ability to cater to wide variety of merchant levels through a custom program. We welcome the opportunity to make this PCI DSS certification program available to all IATA agents globally.Further information on Travelport’s PCI DSS Certification Program can be found here: www.travelport.com/pcidsscompliance.