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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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World Aviation Festival

5-6 October 2022, Amsterdam

The World Aviation Festival is the world’s most important aviation technology conference and exhibition. The event is for the leaders of the world’s airlines, airports and their most senior executives in charge of the latest tech and strategies that are driving the industry forward. In 2022 we will be moving to the RAI in Amsterdam to bring our community of 5,000 global executives together once again to be inspired by 400 speakers over 2 incredible days.

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Airline Distribution 2023

7-9 Mar, Boston 

This neutral forum allows attendees to contribute ideas with industry leaders who are working to solve the complicated distribution questions facing the airlines today. Airline Distribution® 2023 will focus on the many facets of airline distribution, with a mixture of airline and industry leaders featuring the recovery of business travel, an airline panel, payment advancements, changing technology and much more.

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Aviation Festival Asia

28 Feb – 1 Mar, Singapore

Aviation Festival Asia is the region’s most important aviation technology conference and exhibition. The event is for the leaders of the world’s airlines, airports and their most senior executives in charge of software, services, sustainability, marketing, and distribution whose aim is to develop business partnerships in the Asia Region.




Airline & Travel Payments Summit

14-15 Mar, London

This is the event for discussing the latest trends and best practices for Airlines and Travel Companies for accepting payments and beating fraudsters. The Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS) 2023 will take place in the Royal College of Physicians in London, returning to its historic setting with a beautiful English garden in London’s Regent’s Park.

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Travel Fintech Trends

Preparing for Travel Payments and Fintech events? Expect these trends to be on the agenda and to meet the listed vendors that are leading the way!

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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