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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


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Coaching & Training

Market Research

Sales Support

Partner Management

Vendor Selection

Pricing & Risk management

RFP Support

Industry / Client Event Speaker & Moderator


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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Aviation Festival Virtual

April 19- 23, Online

The commercial aviation industry’s largest fully virtual event.

In anticipation of a resurgence in passenger numbers, this summer Terrapin will be hosting a World Aviation Festival Virtual Week in April.

This will include a series of senior level panel discussions and CEO interviews that will focus on how we can prepare and capitalise on that surge in demand to help the industry recover.

Crucial areas covered during this week will include biosecurity and contactless journey, automation, sustainability, workforce management, data and agile, payments and collaboration.

Up in the Air will moderate the Payments Panel: How will new consumer behaviours and tech adoption change the travel payment landscape in 2021?

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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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ATPS  B2B Interview 

An introduction to Up in the Air – Travel Payment Consultancy. Interview with Paul van Alfen by Airline Information’s Chris Staab during the 2021 B2B Airline & Travel Payments Summit update

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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