Mastercard becomes BTA industry partner

Buying Business Travel | November 05, 2019

Mastercard becomes BTA industry partner
The Business Travel Association BTA has announced technology and payments company Mastercard as its latest industry partner. Mastercard provides solutions to meet the demands of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) using the EMV 3-D Secure payment authentication protocols. Through the partnership, BTA members will have access to tools and expertise on payments and fraud awareness whilst meeting new regulations. CEO Clive Wratten commented: “We are pleased to welcome Mastercard to the BTA partnership programme. As we transition into the new SCA enforcement, it is important that TMCs are able to offer clients a user-friendly experience and minimise the friction authentication adds to the checkout process, without compromising security. Our partnership with Mastercard will help our members to achieve this.”

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Is managed travel broken? Or is it just in need of a major reset, similar to what occurred in 1995 as the drastic reduction and gradual elimination of airline commissions1 prompted evaluation of every service, process and cost? Identifying a litany of pain points and inefficiencies in managed travel today, the majority of 265 travel professional respondents to an online survey conducted this spring by The BTN Group and ALTOUR appear to be calling for that “reset.”

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Is managed travel broken? Or is it just in need of a major reset, similar to what occurred in 1995 as the drastic reduction and gradual elimination of airline commissions1 prompted evaluation of every service, process and cost? Identifying a litany of pain points and inefficiencies in managed travel today, the majority of 265 travel professional respondents to an online survey conducted this spring by The BTN Group and ALTOUR appear to be calling for that “reset.”