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Brave New Payments World

Brave New Payments World

By Kathryn B. CreedyCards still dominate, but corporate travel is discovering innovative ways to pay Alternative payment methods, or APMs, already cover 51 percent of all travel transactions driving airlines and travel management companies to adopt the more than 300...

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Travel payments, part 1: Beyond credit cards and cash

Travel payments, part 1: Beyond credit cards and cash

By Mitra Sorrells One of the key drivers of travel’s evolution from a primarily offline, manually processed business to one increasingly coordinated online has been the transformation of the payments industry.The development of the internet, followed by the birth of...

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Credit History: The Birth of the Air Travel Card

Credit History: The Birth of the Air Travel Card

23 May, 2019 in Industry Written by Howard Slutsken“Putting it on plastic” has become second nature, but it all started with airline customers showing their metal.Beginning in 1936, passengers on American Airlines were the first to “buy now, pay later” using a new...

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Airlines Say Wheels Up To Pay-By-Bank Payments

Airlines Say Wheels Up To Pay-By-Bank Payments

Payments don’t always have to be just about the cards.That’s the big message being sent throughout the payments world as PSD2 and other FinTech efforts spark innovation and give consumers, companies and other organizations more methods to pay — methods that better...

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INTERVIEW: Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

INTERVIEW: Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

By: Jay BoehmerMarch 25, 2019Sabre's $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, announced in November, is expected to close midyear. That is later than excepted, as the U.S. Department of Justice is taking a deeper look at the proposed transaction, Sabre CEO Sean Menke...

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UATP Partners With Conferma Pay on Virtual Card

UATP Partners With Conferma Pay on Virtual Card

By Business Travel Executive UATP, the payment solution owned by airlines; and Conferma Pay, a payment technology company, have launched a partnership to bring virtual card payment technology to airlines and travel agencies. With virtual payment, a unique, one-time...

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UATP Rolls Out Virtual Cards with Conferma

UATP Rolls Out Virtual Cards with Conferma

By Adam Perrotta, BTNUATP has launched a virtual card issuance and delivery platform powered by Conferma Pay. Integrated directly at point of sale in all major global distribution systems, more than 100 booking tools and 500 travel management companies, the service is...

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