ARLINGTON, Va. – April 02, 2014 – ARC announced today it has opened registration for its first-ever customer conference, TravelConnect. This two-day event will connect travel professionals from across the travel agency and airline communities to discuss the trends and initiatives shaping the travel industry today, including the latest solutions from ARC. TravelConnect will feature expert-led breakout sessions and panel discussions on topics ranging from debit memos to mobile technology and offer numerous opportunities for attendees to network with industry experts and other ARC participants.
TravelConnect will take place in Washington, D.C., October 30–31 at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C. Participants that register before June 1 will receive a discounted, early bird rate. More detailed information on TravelConnect, including registration, is available at www.arctravelconnect.com.
"Bringing airlines and agents together is the foundation of ARC's business, so we've designed TravelConnect for our stakeholders to engage together in conversations about issues they tell us matter most," stated Lauri Reishus, ARC's vice president and chief operating officer. "TravelConnect will help ARC customers understand more about NDC and how it may actually work, how ARC and customer groups are working together to address two issues that plague our industry—fraud and debit memos—and how our customers can get the maximum benefit out of ARC's products and services, among other topics affecting the industry."
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2013, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 191 carriers to focus on what's important - increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.