Amadeus’ travel customers to accept more payment types from travellers in more countries and in more currencies
Madrid, Spain and London, UK, 2014-12-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus and Worldpay, a global leader in payment processing, risk management and alternative payments, announce at the 8th annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS) event, a global agreement to integrate Worldpay’s extensive payment services into the Amadeus Payment Platform (APP).
Amadeus’ travel customers will be able to offer more payment choice to their travellers, therefore enhancing the consumer experience, as they can now accept more payments in more countries and in more currencies through Worldpay’s leading range of payment solutions.
As authorisation is integrated into the ticketing and selling flow, the Amadeus Payment Platform ensures a fast and easy payment process to all its users. Furthermore, enhanced transaction information facilitates the payment reconciliation.
The APP also offers travel tailored functionalities that provide a secure payment environment to both travellers and travel providers. A single connection to the APP gives access to a multitude of payment options, streamlining the payment process as it eliminates the need to integrate additional payment providers.
Celia Pereiro, Head of Travel Payments at Amadeus commented: “We are pleased to partner with one of Europe’s largest payment services providers. Worldpay will help us to fulfil our customers’ payment needs across the globe through a simple payment experience offered to their travellers. With our unique position at the travel and payments crossroads, we are confident that more and more travel providers will acknowledge the value of the APP as they discover a vast, growing range of payment alternatives.”
Amadeus and Worldpay are also working together to optimise the payment process, enhance the consumer experience and maximise transaction acceptance.
“The travel industry is global by its nature and travel providers should have the payment options to match this global scope” said Kevin Dallas, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, eCommerce at Worldpay. “Emerging markets represent a huge growth opportunity for Amadeus. We are really excited to work together to provide a streamlined payment process suited for Amadeus’ wide customer base as they look to expand. Our portfolio of over 120 local currencies means Amadeus customers can grow their reach as they are able to accept payment from consumers across regions in their local currency. We are eager to make a strong foothold in the travel industry thanks to Amadeus.”
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Notes to the editors
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model. For the year ended December 31, 2013 the company reported revenues of €3,103.7 million and EBITDA of €1,188.7 million.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol “AMS.MC” and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
Worldpay is a leading global provider of payment and risk services, processing millions of transactions every day. Worldpay is a unification of seven leading retail payment solutions and offers a range of services including acquiring, gateway, alternative payments, risk management, and mobile payments. Worldpay became an independent company in December 2010.www.worldpay.com
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