ST. LOUIS (August 31, 2010) – Maritz Travel Company announced today that it has received the highest level of certification of PCI-DSS – Payment Card Industry Security Standard – for its meetings, events and incentive travel business from the PCI Security Standards Council. As the global leader in designing and executing effective meetings, events and incentive travel programs, Maritz Travel is required to store and process clients’ participants’ personal credit card information used for registration fees, hotel bookings, or training and conference fees.
Maritz Travel is one of a few full-service travel providers in the US to achieve level one PCI Compliance Certification. Founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International, the PCI Security Standards Council is an independent body formed to develop, enhance, disseminate and assist with implementation of security standards for payment account security.
“Our clients trust us with their participants’ sensitive data, their personal credit card information,” said Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel Company. “Keeping that data secure is the most important action we can take, and exemplifies our reputation as the safe and secure choice for clients who utilize meetings, events and incentive travel programs to achieve effective business outcomes. Our long-standing history of providing exceptional participant experiences and flawless execution remains unmatched by any other travel company. Data security has become an important qualifier for what constitutes a proven, reliable meetings, events and incentive travel provider. We’re proud to fit that requirement and meet our clients’ expectations.”
About Maritz Travel
St. Louis-based Maritz Travel is the global leader in helping companies achieve business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs. Maritz Travel works with companies to reward and recognize top performers, ensure effective communications to customers or staff, spur innovation through enhance collaboration, and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement.
Maritz is a sales and marketing services company, which helps companies achieve their full potential through understanding, enabling, and motivating employees, channel partners and customers. Maritz provides market and customer research, communications, learning solutions, incentive initiatives, rewards and recognition, effective meeting, event and incentive management services and customer loyalty programs.
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