Worldline partners with Nordic NDC to boost travel sector in the Nordic region
By Joy Dumasia
Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, and Nordic NDC ApS (Nordic NDC), a travel technology solutions company, announced a strategic alliance that will improve the ability of small to medium-sized travel companies to offer airlines tickets to their customers. The partnership focuses on the Nordic countries as well as the Baltic states.
The strategic agreement between Worldline and Nordic NDC will cater to the needs of small and medium-sized travel operators that wish to increase their presence in the Nordic region. As part of the partnership, Nordic NDC and their partner AARON GROUP will provide the world-leading multi-source booking tool “Symphony” and the data integration hub “Atlas” that travel agencies will use. In combination with Worldline’s comprehensive payment solutions and PSaaS (Payment System as A Service), it is now possible for agencies to benefit from new online booking technology.
Worldline and Nordic NDC will accelerate their growth in markets with enormous potential across Northern Europe, including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The partnership will allow Worldline to increase its presence in the Nordic area to acquire and gateway solutions. The payment service benefits customers but also a whole new range of travel businesses, thanks to its flexibility provided by Worldline’s payment solutions.
Chris Lanckbeen, Head of Travel & Hospitality at Worldline, added: “At Worldline, we are proud to develop our relationship with innovative companies, and Nordic NDC is a perfect example of such technologically-oriented businesses. The Nordic region is a market that tends to be a little overlooked, and we are happy that this partnership will allow us to increase our presence in the area. In addition to our payment expertise, our WhatsApp Business solution will enable the distribution and provision of WhatsApp Business API, allowing travel agents to send tickets via WhatsApp.”