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Hickory Global Partners Announces Partnership with PCI Booking

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Delray Beach, FL – July 17, 2018 – Hickory Global Partners, a leading travel management services company, providing innovative service, distribution and technologies to its network of travel agency and supplier partners and PCI Booking, the leader in the travel industry for PCI compliant solutions for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, Hickory Global Partners will recommend PCI Booking’s services to their travel management company members.

PCI Booking is the first accredited PCI compliant service provider that HICKORY has chosen to align with, while PCI Booking is also the 12th supplier that has chosen HICKORY as their first membership organization partner.

“We are very excited to partner with PCI Booking,” said Chris Dane, President of Hickory Global Partners. “To be able to have our membership remain PCI compliant while accepting payment card data over the phone is a win-win situation for everyone involved in the transaction. Protecting the traveler’s information is invaluable and PCI Booking will help us do just that,” continued Dane.

“We are delighted to be strategically partnering with HICKORY and addressing their members needs in providing greater credit card security and making them PCI compliant in as little as 14 days and, just as importantly, at an affordable price point.

“Our mission,” says Jason Perhar, Head of Global Business Strategy at PCI Booking, “is to significantly improve the security around protecting customer credit card data that is received, stored and transmitted by HICKORYs members as part of their daily business requirements. By outsourcing PCI compliance to PCI Booking, HICKORYs members are able to focus on their core business strengths, allowing them to achieve increased efficiencies and profits through this strategic technology, knowledge and expertise.”

Card Over The Phone

Card Over The Phone is a simple process which allows merchants to request payment card details instantly from customers by sharing a branded iFrame card capture page through SMS and/or email address.

Personal details and booking information are taken during the phone call, as is currently the case; allowing customers to submit details themselves adds an extra layer of security and reassurance to customers that there credit card data is being held securely. Both the merchant and customer receive real time notifications confirming the successful transaction.

About HICKORY – Hickory Global Partners, an INTRAVEL Company

HICKORY’s unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI. Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies. Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions – thus driving more revenue. Supplier partners benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network, while Hotel partners gain access to a reporting platform that illustrates booking trends across the HICKORY agency network. For more information, please visit

About PCI Booking

PCI Booking is a leading provider of cloud-based PCI DSS Level 1 compliant Tokenization solutions to the travel industry; PCI Booking is also ISO 27001 certified.

PCI Booking removes Online Travel Agents, Internet Booking Engines, Channel Managers, Travel Management Companies, Property Management Solutions and Hotels from PCI scope for receiving, storing, transmitting and displaying credit card data.

PCI Bookings’ solutions include Tokenization, Storage, Risk Assessment, Universal Payment Gateway, Card over The Phone.

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