Award-winning payments optimisation company, Ixaris, today announces a new strategic agreement with leading technology provider to the global travel industry Sabre, tapping into new markets across Europe.
This initially European-focused partnership forms part of Ixaris’ expansion strategy, which amongst other opportunities, includes entry into the Americas and the Asia Pacific markets. Ixaris and Sabre plan to expand their collaboration to other regions in the future.
Ixaris’ payments offering, now available via Sabre Virtual Payments, will enable travel buyers using the Sabre Virtual Payments platform to streamline payments and protect margins when paying airlines or hotels.
This partnership provides Sabre Virtual Payments’ customers with the ability to complete the booking and payment process on one platform with minimal integration required, and without any change to their current workflows.
In addition, Ixaris’ payments offering enables Sabre to optimise payments for its agencies, thereby increasing margins. Ixaris’ offering provides Sabre Virtual Payments’ agencies with the opportunity to secure the most profitable outcome when executing supplier transactions by managing financial incentives, while avoiding merchant fees when booking with low-cost carriers.
“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Sabre, and this is a strong endorsement of our innovative payments offering,” said Ixaris CEO Aran Brown. “We’re pleased that Sabre has now partnered with Ixaris, as Sabre Virtual Payments with Ixaris delivers an invaluable solution to more travel buyers and OTAs in the EMEA region than ever before.”
“To truly meet the needs of our customers, we must streamline and optimise payments for travel agents, and with Ixaris, we are able to do exactly that,” said Robin Boudsocq, Strategic Product Sales, Sabre Travel Network. “For our customers, we can now further reduce back-office overhead while ensuring a seamless booking and payment process, which is critical to reduce costs and boost profitability in this volatile travel market.”