ARC Honors Travel Industry Leaders at 2018 TravelConnect Conference

Annual Awards Given for Innovation and Industry Collaboration

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ARCdata–Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today presented its Travel Agency
Representative of the Year award to Robbi Jumaa Hamida, senior vice
president of agency operations at Nexion. ARC also recognized members of
American Airlines’ Sales and Distribution Strategy departments, naming
them Airline Representatives of the Year. The annual awards were
presented at ARC’s annual TravelConnect customer conference taking place
in National Harbor, Md.

With more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Hamida’s
extensive expertise, collaborative spirit and inclusive leadership have
created an enduring impact on the global air travel community. He has
been an active and engaged contributor to TravelConnect, ARC’s Debit
Memo Working Group and the former Agency Working Group, and he was
instrumental in helping ARC build its Memo Analyzer and Agency BI data

Over the past year, American Airlines has worked together with travel
agencies to create a mutually beneficial, win/win NDC incentive program.
To encourage NDC adoption, American took a fresh approach that
compensates travel agencies for each flight segment booked using an
approved NDC connection.

ARC also presented its inaugural President’s Award to recognize an
executive who helps the air travel industry connect and thrive. The
first recipient was Dave Hilfman, senior vice president of worldwide
sales from United Airlines. Hilfman was honored for his work as an
industry unifier and for his focus on fostering positive business
relationships with industry partners throughout his career.

About ARC:

An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC
settled $88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines
and travel agencies, representing more than 287 million passenger trips.
ARC provides flexible distribution solutions, innovative technology and
access to the world’s most comprehensive air ticket transaction data,
helping the global air travel community connect, grow and thrive. For
more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.

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