HotelsPro, the leading online reservation platform for travel professionals, partners with Worldline and Paytrek for end-to-end payment solutions
Brussels, 5th November 2018 – Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction service partners with Paytrek and HotelsPro, the leading interactive and online reservation platform for travel professionals. The collaboration focuses on end-to-end payment solutions where Paytrek acts as a reseller of Worldline’s payment terminals and acquiring services, allowing travel agents and hotel customers around the world to have a secure, cost-effective and seamless booking payment solution.
HotelsPro is the leading hospitality marketplace which offers instant confirmation from its diverse portfolio of more than 600,000 hotels in 20,000 destinations in 205 countries to more than 34.000 travel agencies. HotelsPro, Paytrek, and Worldline announced their strategic partnership during the World Travel Market in London, a global event that unites professionals within the travel industry. Through the partnership, HotelsPro will offer its customers Worldline payment terminals as well as commercial acquiring of the transactions. Moreover, customers will be able to book hotels in their own currency through Worldline’s Dynamic Currency Conversion.
“By partnering with Worldline, we are providing end-to-end solutions for our customers including payment terminals through a single contact between Worldline and Paytrek”, says Erol Kaya, Managing Director of Paytrek.
Worldline will also cover the online payment services for HotelsPro. Concretely, when a customer books a room online, Paytrek transfers the payment details to Worldline, which then processes the credit card transaction. The agreement allows for multi-currency payments and avoids the risk of double or fraudulent bookings.
“This strategic partnership around payment solutions is the next step in responding to the full spectrum of our partners’ current and future needs,” adds Mustafa Korkmaz, Managing Director of HotelsPro. ”We can now offer travel agents and hoteliers a complete omnichannel payment platform that is seamless, secure and cost-effective.”
HotelsPro chose Worldline for its customer-centric approach: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with such a successful company that meets the needs of its customers like no other. Beyond the digitization of payment solutions, their range of solutions meticulously matched our wishes, which is why we are building strategic partnerships on payment solutions with Worldline”, explains Mustafa Korkmaz.
Vincent Roland, Managing Director of Worldlines Merchant Services:“We are pleased with the long-term partnership with HotelsPro. This collaboration improves the end-to-end online as well as offline booking experience for travel professionals and hoteliers who will now receive payment at the time of the booking. This omnichannel solution will not only improve the experience of all HotelsPro clients but also of the end-customer.”
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European market leader in payment and transaction services. Worldline's forward-looking innovations and services enable companies to reach their end customers in a targeted way and to offer them modern and seamless services. With more than 45 years' experience, Worldline is a major player in the B2B2C field. Worldline supports all companies and public administrations in this ever-changing market and makes a major contribution to their success. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model based on a growing global portfolio and which includes comprehensive support. Worldline's activities are divided into three business areas: Merchant Services, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, and Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide and generates an annual turnover of €1.6 billion. Worldline is an Atos subsidiary. worldline.com
Paytrek was born out of the need for a payment provider that was able to work exceptionally well in local markets across the globe. Paytrek is a full-stack payment platform that gives merchants the freedom to focus on growing their businesses, knowing that their payments are being expertly processed, managed and reported worldwide, across platforms and devices, through collecting, transferring and managing payments by choosing the adequate underlying payment method on behalf of its merchants. www.paytrek.com
HotelsPro, one of the strong players in the tourism industry in the global market, offers attractive options for the most exclusive demands of its customers with more than 600,000 hotels in 205 countries. Aiming to continue to expand its hotel inventory worldwide, HotelsPro has local offices in more than 40 countries. www.hotelspro.com
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