Crucially, AirPlus will leverage Conferma’s existing wealth of integrations in the US business travel space including all major GDS and OBTs, making it a breeze for travel management companies and their clients to manage virtual payments. AirPlus` clients will enjoy the flexibility of using their preferred booking tools, whilst gaining the advantage of enforcing their travel policies and controlling travel spend. This is great news for multinational corporations who will be able to utilize a global travel payment solution, which is consistent no matter where they are located.
Nick Reid, Commercial Manager at Conferma, said: “As fellow experts in corporate travel payments, we are excited to expand our collaboration with AirPlus to the US market, where virtual payment adoption has been growing at pace in recent years. Although awareness of the benefits of virtual cards is rapidly increasing, the hidden costs and lack of transparency associated with non-corporate payment methods still used by many mean that virtual cards have only started to scratch the surface of the overall market opportunity.”
“Our research has shown that travel managers find virtual card’s top benefits to be: ease of use, security and controls per card number. With our Conferma partnership, we enable automated virtual card number generation through most GDS’s, OBT’s and many TMC’s. This exemplifies the ease of use for A.I.D.A. Virtual Cards. When coupled with our security features on our proprietary processing network, we have built a virtual card offering that is second to none,” explains Rebecca Kilby, President & CEO of AirPlus International Inc.