UATP and Remco Enable La Quinta Acceptance
WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc., (UATP) has begun allowing the acceptance of UATP accounts for corporate hotel stays; La Quinta Inns & Suites is the launch hotel chain. Remco Software Incorporated, which designs, distributes and supports property management software for the hospitality industry, is the technology provider enabling the authorization of UATP cards at La Quinta.
“The joint work by UATP and Remco introduced a system that improves efficiency, accuracy, reduces AR aging, and enforces customer-driven charging policies across the entire La Quinta hotel chain,” stated Mark Loyd, president and CTO, Remco Software, Inc. “We’ll continue to work with UATP and La Quinta as expansion continues.”
Remco’s robust hotel management software, NiteVision PMS, performs online UATP authorizations for UATP cards. This allows for use of UATP cards as a form of payment on enabled direct bill accounts. System-wide UATP authorizations are centrally batched and reconciled, ensuring timely payment to La Quinta and minimizing paperwork.
Vice President of Operations, UATP, Gary Zannotti stated, “We worked with Remco to have direct connectivity to our systems, which enables La Quinta to perform authorization transactions against UATP cards.” He added, “The system has been performing exactly as it should and through the integration, we are able to provide UATP corporate clients the data wanted for their La Quinta stays.”
“NiteVision enforces customer-specific billing policies so that customers can be confident their travelling employees are following corporate policy,” stated Vivek Shaiva, La Quinta’s chief information officer. “This feature reduces billing discrepancies and the auditing required to research guest stay history by giving La Quinta operating control over the entire system. Corporate clients can be assured that the payments made to UATP cards were legitimate, company-authorized charges.”
The UATP/La Quinta relationship benefits both parties and the corporate client base of UATP. It enables La Quinta to give its client base the requested form of payment, and UATP expansion into the hotel market and access to a new channel of transaction volume.
UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak(Ã‚®). UATP accounts are issued by: Air New Zealand (Pink Sheets: ANZFF), American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), Austrian Airlines (Pink Sheets: AUALF), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), El Al Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Japan Airlines (Pink Sheets: JALSY), Qantas Airways, Ltd. (Pink Sheets: QUBSF), United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA), and US Airways (NYSE: LCC). AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (LSE: BAY.L), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), and Lufthansa German Airlines.
About REMCO Software, Inc.
Remco Software, Inc., a leading developer of hospitality technology, has created powerful integrated systems for the lodging industry since 1985. With installations in over 3000 hotels and resorts worldwide, Remco Software serves properties large and small, chain and independent, standard and extended stay. To learn more about Remco Software, its people, products and services, please visit www.remcosoftware.com or call (800) 501-2626.
About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of limited-service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to close to 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta InnÃ‚® and La Quinta Inn & SuitesÃ‚® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ. Follow La Quinta Inns & Suites on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LQ or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/laquinta.
Contact: UATP Corporate Communications Wendy L. Ward firstname.lastname@example.org +1 202 626 4077
SOURCE Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP)