Today’s travelers are increasingly using a variety of platforms and providers to shop, buy and service their air travel. ARC believes the future of air travel retailing is a “buy anywhere, service anywhere” omnichannel ecosystem rather than today’s channel-exclusive environments. Through its products, solutions, services and investments, ARC connects airlines, travel agencies, travel managers and travelers across channels to create a more seamless, transparent and inclusive retailing environment.
An industry-owned technology partner for the global air travel community, ARC proactively seeks opportunities to make strategic investments that support the evolving needs of its stakeholders. These investments help ARC deliver robust products and services to its partners faster — and at scale. ARC's investments accelerate development and retain industry ownership of critical systems and technology.
Leveraging emerging blockchain technology, Blockskye supports direct booking transaction management between airlines and their corporate travel customers, enabling more transparent, fast and secure payment and data exchange. ARC holds an equity investment in Blockskye.
As a premier industry technology provider, nuTravel develops applications that provide airlines with online retailing solutions with enhanced features to support travel agency services. nuTravel is an independent subsidiary of ARC, focusing on innovation and delivery excellence for airlines serving corporate travelers.
As a leading data aggregation and B2B travel technology provider, Traxo helps travel managers gain visibility into their travelers’ direct bookings and better support duty of care requirements, including sharing data with their TMCs. ARC holds an equity investment in Traxo.
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New Distribution Capability (NDC) enables airlines and travel agencies to exchange richer content and data. With ARC’s secure, flexible and cost-effective settlement platform, airlines and travel agencies can create customized, effectively managed partnerships that leverage NDC.
Blockchain has the potential to increase efficiency, transparency and security for transactions involving multiple parties. ARC is exploring how this technology could streamline corporate travel. ARC is partnering with Blockskye and United Airlines to examine the capabilities of blockchain in settlement and reporting.
In an evolved distribution environment, the traveler will be able to pay how they want: with multiple forms of payment or emerging payment methods. ARC supports a variety of standard and emerging forms of payment, including PayPal, Alipay and UnionPay.
ARC has the world's most comprehensive air transaction data, which can be leveraged to identify travel trends and accelerate business growth. ARC's data is versatile, delivering actionable insights into broad trends and distinct details.