Posted on 01/09/2019 at 08:00

Wirecard digitizes intermodal transport with Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures Qixxit

Wirecard digitizes intermodal transport with Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures Qixxit

The mobility platform currently has around half a million users

  • Qixxit users can now pay for their cross-country trips directly in the app
  • By integrating Apple Pay, Wirecard offers all Qixxit users more flexibility in digital payments 

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is driving the digitalization of the travel industry and enabling digital payments for the Qixxit mobility platform. Qixxit is part of Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH and is an intermodal mobility portal. Within seconds, Qixxit compares the three main methods of transportation for trips – train, long-distance bus and plane – in a search query and combines the connections to create a correlated journey chain. Thanks to Wirecard, customers can use Apple Pay as a new payment method for in-app payments. By integrating Apple Pay, Wirecard offers all Qixxit users more flexibility in digital payments. Currently, around 500,000 people already use the Qixxit service on a regular basis. 

The organization and booking of trips via browser or app is becoming increasingly popular. Worldwide, the eTravel market is expected to grow by over 30 percent to a total sales volume of almost one billion euros by 2023. In this context, the online mobility services segment currently holds the largest share with more than 400 million euros worldwide.

“We have continuously developed our travel app over the last few months and geared it to the needs of our users and their feedback. Travelers want a service that offers everything in one place: smart connections, transparent fares and tickets. Together with our new partner Wirecard, we are proud to be one of the first eTravel providers to offer Apple Pay as a digital payment method,” says Stefan Kellner, CEO of Qixxit.

Jan Rübel, Head of Sales Travel & Transport at Wirecard, adds, “We are excited to partner with Qixxit to offer hundreds of thousands of users an innovative and convenient booking experience. The topic of intermodal mobility is setting a trend for the entire industry. Mobility services providers can benefit from Wirecard’s platform, in order to digitize more and more processes in the travel industry.”

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