eMerchantPay And UATP Join Forces To Enhance Card Acceptance By Travel Agencies And Booking Engines

Jul 01, 2015, 08:00 ET from UATP

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- eMerchantPay, a leading payment service provider offering customized payment solutions to merchants across the globe, and UATP, the airline-owned payment network, announced today that eMerchantPay has joined the Network as a Master Merchant to help online travel agencies and booking engines reach out to new business travel customers by accepting UATP.

"Entering into a relationship with UATP has been the most logical move. We can now offer an enhanced one-stop shop to online travel agents focused on maximizing profitability and adding value for their customers," said Stephen Dickson, Group CFO, eMerchantPay. "The partnership with UATP is a significant development for us and is a key element in enhancing our capability in the travel vertical." 

"This partnership will greatly benefit the UATP Network by furthering online travel agent acceptance across the globe to accept UATP," said Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO, UATP. "The corporate travel outlook is positive and continues to grow and clients are demanding further booking options."

Online travel agencies and booking engines aim to attract corporate business travelers at a cost that will allow them to sustain a profitable margin, but isn't at the expense of their customers. With constant competition in the travel marketplace, it's key to be able to offer a cost-effective solution of a low-fraud, global payment network, such as UATP. By partnering with UATP, eMerchantPay adds a sophisticated payment solution to its merchant package of services and accomplishes a significant part of its strategy to acquire payments for the travel sector.  

About UATP

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream℠and DataMine℠, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Luhfthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways.

Contact: UATP Wendy Ward Vice President, Marketing & Communications Tel: +1 202 626 4077 Email: wward@uatp.com

About eMerchantPay

eMerchantPay is an established payment service provider that provides international online, mobile and POS payment processing services to merchants across the globe. eMerchantPay's fraud prevention services and payment processing solutions enable merchants to increase their conversion rates, expand their customer reach and prevent fraud. Innovative payment solutions, processing in more than 150 currencies and various languages, plus dedicated account managers providing personal service make eMerchantPay a knowledgeable specialist and an innovative partner for businesses of all types and sizes.


eMerchantPay limited Vania Koleva Chief Operations Officer Tel: +359 2 421 0472 Email: vania@emerchantpay.com

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