The partnership makes the buy now, pay later
option available for travel agencies to offer to their
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Uplift, the leading enterprise
Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution, has announced that it is now
accepted for payment by Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) through
UATP, the underlying technology for the partnership.
The collaboration offers greater ease of use and flexibility for
travel agencies wanting to offer BNPL services to their clients
through ARC Pay, which is used by agents to process travel-related
credit card transactions. Travel agents will be able to process
Uplift payments like any ARC Pay transaction—using their preferred
GDS or ARC Pay Hub via the My ARC portal.
"Installment payments are a proven way to increase conversion
and drive new revenue," said Tom
Botts, Chief Commercial Officer at Uplift. "By having the
ability to spread payments over time, travelers have the option to
add more to their vacation and enjoy an upgraded travel experience.
ARC is yet another Uplift integration with an airline owned entity
such as UATP and Airlines Clearing House."
"The ARC Pay Platform aims to provide the travel payment
technology and flexibility our agencies and VTCs have been asking
for, which is why we chose to offer Uplift, a travel-specific
solution," said Joseph Cavanagh,
director of product management and payment products at ARC. "For
transactions made with Uplift through ARC Pay, agencies will save
time and resources since the transactions are consolidated and
processed within the settlement system they already use."
UATP Senior Vice President, Commercial, Zach Ornelas commented, "Working in tandem with
Uplift and ARC makes the buy now, pay later process quick and easy
for travel agencies to offer the service to their customers. This
is another example of how UATP continues to work with its partners
to provide the necessary technology for speed-to-market and
expanded payment options."
For more information, visit UATP.com or ARC's website.
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 connects airlines to
Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate
incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools,
DataStream℠ and DataMine℠, which provide comprehensive account
details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel
Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel
worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts
are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE:AC); Air China; Air New
Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; Air Serbia; American Airlines
(NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; Avianca Airlines;
BCD Travel; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines
(NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Fareportal;
Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL
and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Hight Point Travel; Japan Airlines
(9201:JP); JetBlue Airways; LATAM Airlines; Qantas Airways
(QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Sichuan Airlines; Southwest
Airlines; Sun Country Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines
(ISE:THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE:
UAL) and WestJet.
AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for
Lufthansa German Airlines.
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) accelerates the growth of
global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data,
flexible distribution services and other innovative industry
solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that
possesses the world's largest, most comprehensive global airline
ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights
representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our
solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by
connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more
information, visit arccorp.com.
+1 703 519 8116
Uplift is the leading Buy Now, Pay Later solution that empowers
people to get more out of life, one thoughtful purchase at a time.
Serving the world's top enterprise level travel brands, Uplift's
complete range of flexible payment options drive higher conversion
and loyalty for partners, while giving customers a simple,
surprise-free way to pay over time with no late fees or prepayment
penalties. Uplift is currently available throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit Uplift.com.
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