MUNICH, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Payment processing for http://www.lufthansaholidays.com via Wirecard Payment Page
- Payment acceptance for global credit card brands
Wirecard AG is supporting Thomas Cook's credit card acceptance with its payment page. The Oberursel/Germany-based travel operator offers dynamically packaged travel via the http://www.lufthansaholidays.com portal, which went live with the ITB 2012. Payment for travel packages, comprising hotels and flights, and other services if required, can be made comfortably and securely using a credit card on the Wirecard Payment Page.
As one of the leading operators in Europe, Thomas Cook spans the entire spectrum of tourism services for various target groups. Customers can combine their Lufthansa flights with a broad hotel offering from Thomas Cook with the new online offering http://www.lufthansaholidays.com, and thus put together their own individual vacation at up-to-the-minute prices. The portfolio comprises more than 140 airports and around 8,000 hotels in 1,000 attractive vacation locations around the world.
As soon as customers have put together their trip on http://www.lufthansaholidays.com, they are transferred for payment to the PCI-certified Wirecard Payment Page, which is structured to look and feel like the portal. If bookings are made by e-mail or telephone, an employee inputs the data manually using Wirecard's virtual terminal. The payment specialist's automated processes allow smooth processing of the requisite advance payment by credit card and also the required payment of the remaining amount.
Jan Rübel, Head of Sales Travel & Transportation at Wirecard AG, noted: "With our financial platform, we offer customers a scalable software solution, which can be smoothly integrated into legacy systems, offering maximum security. The fact that Thomas Cook has chosen to use our services shows that we exactly meet operators' needs with our offering."
Wirecard AG offers many industry and customer-specific, coordinated payment and risk management systems for the travel industry. These include BSP special solutions for airlines, integrating payment solutions into booking and mid/back-office systems, as well as integrated risk management to avoid payment defaults and subsequent process costs.
About Thomas Cook:
Thomas Cook AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomas Cook Group plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Thomas Cook AG spans the entire spectrum of tourism services for various target groups. Leading operator brands such as Neckermann Reisen, Thomas Cook, Öger Tours, Bucher Last Minute and Air Marin offer each customer group a specifically tailored offering. The holiday airline Condor links Germany's airports with the best holiday destinations the world has to offer.
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, the Wirecard Group supports over 13,000 companies from a wide range of industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. Wirecard Bank AG is a Principal Member of Visa, MasterCard and JCB and operates as a credit card acquirer in 69 countries around the world, involving over 100 transaction currencies and 18 payout currencies. Part of the Wirecard Group, Wirecard Bank provides innovative solutions in the fields of corporate banking, prepaid and co-branded cards, along with account products for both business and private customers.
Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).
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SOURCE Wirecard AG