FastPayHotels speedy with TravelClick, Fly Kiss under the TTI mistletoe, and more...NewsBy PhocusWire | December 20, 2016Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup for product news and announcements for travel systems in tourism and hospitality for December 2016.Tuesday 20 December 2016:FastPayHotels secures TravelClick agreement The deal will give TravelClick hotel customers using its Channel Management platform the chance to use the FastPayHotels pre-paid service payment facility. The company's tool allows properties to secure payment on a room up to 390 days in advance, including a no-refund policy in the event of a cancellation.Monday 19 December 2016:Fly Kiss debuts with TTILaunched in October, the new France-based airline will use Travel Technology Initiative's Zenith PSS to handle its reservations, sales, inventory, departure control booking engine and GDS connections. Fly Kiss has five destinations in France and London's Luton in the UK.Tuesday 13 December 2016:Travelport inks ARC ticket deal The airline fare-filing bureau will use Travelport's EMD Interchange, a new Electronic Miscellaneous Document platform that acts as an interface between ARC's agency reporting service and EMD databases. EMD Interchange is tipped by ARC to be used by more than 70 airlines over the next three years.IBC signs LodgIQ agreement InnDependent Boutique Collection will use the LodgIQ revenue management system for its portfolio of hotel properties. Two platforms will be included within the IBC Marketplace, alongside distribution services and a central reservation system.Monday 5 December 2016:Concur taps family for China expansion China DataCom, a joint venture between Concur-owner SAP and China Communications Services Corporation, will become a strategic partner to push travel expense management software to multi-national Chinese companies. Companies such as Ctrip and Didi are already customers of Concur in China.Thursday 1 December 2016:Sabre upgrades payments into Red Partner service Conferma and Sabre will now allow virtual payments to be made for air tickets through the Sabre Red Workspace. The process allows agents to set credit limits, apply date restrictions and define merchant categories.Road Scholar picks Open DestinationsOpen Destinations will provide the US-based educational travel service with its Travel Studio platform. The platform includes the ability to manage dynamic packaging, contracts and access to APIs from third party systems for content, such as Expedia, Miki Travel and Travalco.NB: Travel systems image via Shutterstock.