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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


Recent & Upcoming Events

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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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T2RL Engage

23-25 September, London

The Engage event is a progress check on implementing Offer-Order-Settle-Deliver, with a broader view of the Airline industry environment and external interfaces (including a.o. travel sellers,  end customers and payments providers).

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World Aviation Festival

8-10 October, Amsterdam

The World Aviation Festival is a conference with a Payments track and an exhibition. The event is for the leaders of the world’s airlines, airports and their most senior executives in charge of software, services, marketing and distribution.

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Airline & Travel Payments Summit B2B

24-25 September, London

A B2B edition of the Airline & Travel Payments Summit covering the pace of change and the adoption of new solutions related to B2B transactions. Travel Merchants, including airlines, OTAs, and Hotels, are focused on both cutting costs and streamlining efficiencies on the B2B side of their payments.

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IATA World Financial Symposium

28-31 October, Bangkok

The joint IATA World Financial Symposium and IATA World Passenger Symposium event is where airline retailing, finance and passenger experience unite to create a dynamic platform for strategic exploration, actionable insights, and transformative innovation.

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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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