Boost sales as a UATP Merchant
UATP accounts are accepted worldwide as a form of payment for business travel.
Become a UATP Merchant
UATP accounts are accepted by a wide range of Airline, Rail and Travel Agency Merchants including:
Airline Merchants reach 95% of scheduled worldwide available seat kilometers (ASK).
Major rail carriers in the US and Europe respectively with the capability to enlist additional rail systems throughout the world.
Over 40 Travel Agencies among the Top 100 Agencies worldwide that accept UATP via direct connections.
Over 400 Travel Agencies that accept UATP via key Master Merchants.
Over 30,000 ARC-accredited Travel Agency locations in the US via connections to the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC).
Approximately 56,000 IATA Travel Agency locations via connections to International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Bank Settlement Plan (BSP) Network.
Travel Agencies that accept UATP via key Master Merchants
ARC-accredited Travel Agency locations
IATA Travel Agency locations
UATP Settlement Services (USS)
Facilitating settlements for UATP Merchants
USS is UATP’s proprietary technology to facilitate settlements for UATP Merchants that are not members of one of the airline clearing houses, by relying on the funds handling capabilities of ACH / US Bank in the United States, and Visa Payments Ltd. outside of the United States. Standard USS settlement frequency is weekly and it is fully automated.
Why Travel Agencies should become UATP Merchants
Travel Agencies can boost sales by accepting UATP for payment when joining the UATP Network directly as a Merchant; connection is easy and at no cost to you. Travel Agent Merchants can also accept UATP as a form of payment for agency services and net fares (consolidator fares).
For companies that cannot join industry clearing houses, UATP offers its internal settlement solution (USS) to process UATP charges. Capture the growing client market by becoming a UATP Travel Agent Merchant.
Why Airlines should become UATP Merchants
The corporate travel market is rapidly expanding. Accepting UATP for payment can help grow your business and lower distribution costs. Capture the growing market while battling core issues of cost savings by becoming a UATP Merchant.
Benefits for Airlines
Preferred form of payment for corporate travel.
Reduce distribution costs with lower merchant service fees on UATP transactions.
Increase corporate market share by accepting their preferred form of payment for airline, rail travel, and travel agency payment.
Only pay merchant service fees on flown segments.
Strengthen corporate customer loyalty.
No annual fee, maintenance fee or transactions fees – Merchants pay no fees to be a Network Member.
Negotiate better rates with other credit card programs.
Premier customer service.
Benefits for Travel Agencies
Easily reconcile agency fees with corresponding airline tickets.
Merchants pay minimal merchant service fees on all UATP transactions compared to other card brands.
Reach new customer base and earn revenue from the growing number of businesses that exclusively use UATP to pay for corporate travel.
Improve your corporate business portfolio by accepting their preferred form of payment.
Strengthen customer relationships.
Accept and process UATP transactions
UATP allows transaction processing organizations that have a significant travel merchant client base to join UATP as a Master Merchant to enable their travel agencies and travel-related suppliers to accept and process UATP transactions. Typically a Master Merchant will carry out all claims processing and accept all settlement and clearing activity on behalf of their merchants.
UATP supports all Master Merchants by providing direct connection or web interface for claim submissions, authorization, transaction processing and settlement through UATP’s internal settlement solution, USS.
UATP Master Merchants
Benefits for Master Merchants
Allow your Travel Agency Merchants to be Travel Resellers
Allow your Travel Agency Merchants to accept UATP as form of payment for travel packages and agency service fees.
Allow your Travel-related Supplier Merchants to Accept UATP
Allow your Travel-related Supplier Merchants to accept UATP as form of payment for sales of their products and services.
Improve your Merchants’ Customer Mix
UATP Account Holders enjoy a higher credit worthiness and therefore will improve the quality of your Merchants’ clientele and number and volume of your transactions.
Lower Cost / Better Margins
Earn more and save with UATP’s low merchant service fee on all UATP transactions, as compared to the higher rates charged by other T&E cards.
No Cost to You
Acquirers pay no membership fees or annual dues for membership in UATP.
More Corporate Business
Your Merchants are eligible to earn revenues from corporations around the world that use UATP exclusively to pay for their business airline and travel expenditure.
Better Customer Service
UATP is a global payment network used by corporations around the world. Your merchants can provide better service to their corporate clients by accepting UATP when it is their preferred form of payment.
Established in 1984, ARC’s journey began in airline and agency ticketing settlement—a business that now processes $88 billion in transactions annually.
IATA Bank Settlement Plans (BSPs) are designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents, as well as improve financial control and cash flow for Airlines using BSPs.
A truly worldwide system facilitating the settlement operations for airlines and agents, BSP operates in some 160 countries and territories. Over 80% of worldwide airline revenues are ticketed via IATA travel agencies in the BSP system.
As a UATP master Merchant, IATA enables their BSPs to process Travel Agency Service Fees using the UATP card as a form of payment.
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