Wex automates virtual card payments for HitchHiker bookings

Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WexTravel management companies that utilize Wex (payment solutions provider) and also HitchHiker that acts as a significant booking agent and flight aggregator would now be capable of purchasing airline tickets using Wex virtual cards.


They would also not be required to enter their personal card information.


HitchHiker aggregates flight content from different global distribution systems. This includes Travelport, Sabre and Amadeus. Then, the various TMCs access the content with the aid of an API connection with HitchHiker or from the platform of the HitchHiker agent.


After the Wex virtual is selected by TMC agents, HitchHiker creates a Wex virtual card and also pays the airline.


Generally, the TMC agent would need to enter the payment instrument they are using, type in the exact number, expiration date and the remaining things and wait for it to process, as explained by James Pratt, the general manager of virtual payments and Wex SVP.


Agents would not be required to type anything.


Yet, the information would be processed by the airline just like any credit card number.


In October, Wex had entered into a partnership with Argo. Argo is one of the online booking tools of Brazil. During the month of November, Conferma eliminated the requirement for TMCs to develop a virtual card in the Conferma platform. Thereafter, it would be copied and pasted into the Sabre reservation.


Wex has been expanding in Europe over the last few years.


Pratt said that KitchHiker is among the leading aggregators of flight information in Europe.


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