Wirecard and Sabre Corporation agree strategic partnership

Cooperation in the field of payment processing and joint payment innovations

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

Sep 12, 2016

Wirecard and Sabre Corporation, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry headquartered in Texas, USA, will now cooperate in the field of payment. Within the framework of this partnership, Sabre will integrate Wirecard’s payment services in its own payment platform. This platform allows Sabre to process all kinds of payment transactions from all sectors within the travel industry, including airlines, hotels and rental cars, etc.

Sabre customers now stand to benefit from Wirecard’s comprehensive acquiring services. In addition, the partners are working together to develop payment innovations for the tourism industry. Currently, both companies are piloting a scheme called ‘Sabre Mobile Concierge’. With this, Sabre can offer airlines a whole host of services such as check-in, excess baggage, on-board sales, upgrades and much more via a mobile device. In turn, this avoids long queues at the check-in counter and while waiting to board. Wirecard takes care of the relevant mobile payment with an innovative mPOS solution, in order to directly settle the cost of any services provided.

Michael Santner, Vice President Partner Management at Wirecard, said: “As a global market leader, Sabre is an important player within the travel industry and is redefining standards. Through this partnership, we can set payment trends within the industry and in future offer customers solutions from a single source.”