Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 | Page 11


Jamaica to adopt SITA ’ s Digital Travel Declaration to streamline inbound travel

Caribbean tourist destination Jamaica will adopt SITA ’ s Digital Travel Declaration solution allowing travelers to submit all immigration , customs and health documentation required for entry into the country through one easy , efficient and secure platform .

Digital Travel Declaration will support Jamaica ’ s Passport , Immigration and Citizenship Agency ( PICA ) in clearing passengers for travel pre-departure , supporting a safe , streamlined return to international travel in a country where tourism is a key contributor to the economy .
After having seen visitor numbers plunge by more than half in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic , Jamaica is well on its way to a full recovery of its tourism sector . As passenger volumes surge across the globe , SITA ’ s Digital Travel Declaration will help travelers avoid long queues at the airport , automating verification processes and certifying that they have the right documents to travel before they even arrive at the airport .
“ We want to welcome visitors to Jamaica in the friendliest , safest and most straightforward way possible and we are delighted to see visitors returning in great numbers ,” said Andrew Wynter , CEO , PICA . “ SITA has provided us the opportunity to streamline our processes for entry to the country and offer a simpler experience to travelers while helping ensure the safety of everyone . Given Jamaica ’ s past successes implementing SITA ’ s innovative border solutions , I know the Digital Travel Declaration will be of great benefit to the Jamaican economic and governance strategies .”

SAP and Edenred announce alliance to improve corporate expense management in Latin America

SAP and Edenred have announced a strategic alliance in Latin

America to offer a comprehensive solution that optimizes the management and administration of corporate expenses .
The agreement between these two companies aims to promote and complement the strengths of both the SAP Concur and Empresarial Edenred solutions .
“ At SAP Concur we constantly work to provide our clients with a solution that allows them to automate the management of corporate expenses , increasing the traceability and governance of expenses , and our association with Edenred is an example of this ,” said Albana Llaneza , Director of SAP Concur in Argentina .
“ With rechargeable cards , not only will the financial area benefit – which will be centralized in a single expense platform – but the end-user will also benefit through the possibility of self-managing their expenses , which will be directly reflected in the system of SAP Concur automatically .”
Pablo Chiappetta Porras , Edenred Argentina General Director , said : “ We are very happy to announce this new alliance , it represents a high added value for both companies and work teams , and reinforces our commitment to continue providing the best proposal for our clients , allowing them to obtain greater benefits and efficiency in the daily management of your projects .
“ From Edenred we constantly work to build solutions with excellent experiences , which allow us to enhance our platforms to enrich everyone ’ s interactions , and this alliance is another great example of this .”
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