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The Wonderful World of Travel Payments

Up in the Air, named after the 2009 movie starring George Clooney as the ultimate business traveler, advises Airlines and OTA’s on their payment strategy and other players in the Travel payment value chain on how to reach the next level by defining or fine-tuning their vertical strategy and go to market plan, challenging their product offering & partner coverage, advising on the impact of regulation changes and performing a gap & competitor analysis.

Best Practices, Regulations, Standards & Trends


Go to market strategy

Coaching & Training

Market Research

Sales Support

Partner Management

Vendor Selection

Pricing & Risk management

RFP Support

Industry / Client Event Speaker & Moderator


Upcoming Events

Industry events play an important role in gathering knowledge, understanding the ecosystem, growing your network and meeting your peers. Meet us at these upcoming events:

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Aviation Festival Americas

Oct 15 -16, Miami, FL

Business models. Technology. Innovation. For the global aviation industry. New for 2020, the Air Retail & Payments Show covering a.o. retail strategy, merchandizing, ancillaries and innovation. Get the latest in retail merchandizing, fraud prevention and bot detection.

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Fintech Connect - The Airline & Travel Payments Summit

Nov 9-11, Montreal

Is Fintech the Solution to Payment & Fraud Challenges? The FinTech revolution is only just beginning to take aim at travel, and this year’s ATPS is aiming to bring what’s happening in this area front and centre, so that the industry can take advantage. From cost savings to better customer experience and biometrics to artificial intelligence, it is likely that no area of the travel payments ecosystem will be left untouched. FinTech at ATPS is the place not only to connect with ATPS’ typical great content and great contacts, but also to be challenged with new ideas and to see around the corner of what’s up next in payments and fraud prevention. 

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Featured Article

The Travel Payment value chain, impact of COVID-19 and what’s next?

Challenging times for the Travel industry and the Payment community. This blog post was made possible by Mastercard and first published by World Aviation Festival.

Recommended Read

Airline Payments Handbook 2nd Edition

Thomas Helldorff

A complete guide to payments in the air transport industry

  • Understand how payments work in the airline industry
  • Set a payment strategy
  • Reduce your payment costs
  • Optimise fraud and risk
  • Select the most suitable products and services from the best suppliers
  • Structuring a payment implementation project

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