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UATP Embraces B2B Payment Changes

UATP Embraces B2B Payment Changes

It’s the oldest payments network in the world that you might not be familiar with. Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) is the oldest payments network in the world — 83 years and counting — and handles an estimated 15 percent of the global air travel market, with 80...

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UATP Initiates Travel Management Company Issuer Strategy

UATP Initiates Travel Management Company Issuer Strategy

By JoAnn DeLuna UATP plans to grow its card network by allowing U.S.-based travel management companies to issue UATP cards, the airline-owned payment network's chief commercial officer, David Holmes, told BTN. The Company Dime first reported the news. "In the past,...

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UATP To Enable U.S. TMCs As Issuers

UATP To Enable U.S. TMCs As Issuers

By David Jonas UATP for the first time will allow travel management companies to issue their own payment accounts. The program is starting in the United States as a means to accelerate UATP’s growth in the market. The payment network expects to announce the first TMC...

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The Certain Value Of Certainty

The Certain Value Of Certainty

Reliability and consistency are not the sexiest virtues out there — and yet, when pressed, both consumers and businesses will admit that at base, outside the bells and whistles, what they really want and need more than anything else is to know what to expect. Meeting,...

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The 83-Year-Old Startup Quietly Powering Travel Payments

The 83-Year-Old Startup Quietly Powering Travel Payments

Say hello to the payments industry’s 83-year-old startup. That would be UATP (Universal Air Travel Plan), the oldest payment scheme in the world, founded by American Airlines in 1936. In fact, President, CEO & Chairman of UATP Ralph Kaiser told Karen Webster in this...

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ARC Enables Alipay for ARC-Accredited Agency Transactions

ARC Enables Alipay for ARC-Accredited Agency Transactions

By JoAnn DeLuna Airlines Reporting Corp. now can process Alipay transactions made through ARC's 12,262 U.S. retail and corporate travel agency locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies. The capability is made possible through UATP's...

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The Nilson Report: CellPoint Mobile-UATP Partnership

The Nilson Report: CellPoint Mobile-UATP Partnership

CellPoint Mobile will offer member airlines of UATP access to mobile and card-based payment options, as well as multiple PSPs, acquirers, and global consumer wallets.  Currently, more than 22% of all global air travel bookings are made on a mobile device, including up...

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