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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.

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Vendor Selection

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ATPS Payouts & B2B Payments Update

Feb 25, Online

Effectively Managing Payouts & B2B Payments. Learning lessons from the pandemic has become a brutal reality for all parts of the airline and travel industry and none more so than when it comes to paying suppliers and refunding customers. The complex payment process for airlines, travel agents, and all travel-related companies, combined with all the COVID uncertainty has forced many to face up to some uncomfortable realities. Bankruptcies in the travel value chain have increased risks, too. This virtual conference will therefore focus on paying out securely to both customers and suppliers to both lower payment costs and reduce complexities

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Airline & Travel Payments Summit Fraud Virtual

May 25-26, Online

Staying Ahead of Fraud in Travel’s Recovery. The Airline & Travel Payments Fraud Summit is the place for professionals from airlines and travel companies to make the best connections and find the best content to stay ahead of the fraudsters and achieve significant fraud-related cost-savings. It’s dedicated to bringing together professionals working in Fraud Prevention and Security from the global Airline & Travel Industry in order to share the latest fraud prevention strategies and solutions to keep businesses safe from the fraudsters.

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The (horrible) year in Review

Looking back at 2020 from an Airline & Travel payment perspective

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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