Worldpay selected as payments provider for Leading Latin American OTA

Worldpay selected as payments provider for Leading Latin American OTA

Leading Latin American online travel agent, Despegar, has selected Worldpay as its payments provider across the region.

The global payments firm has delivered a complete payments infrastructure that meets Despegar’s requirements for scalability and performance.

Despegar required a payments partner that could handle the fast-growing traffic on its websites, particularly during high demand events like its ‘hot sales’ in Latin America,

Worldpay’s technology has enabled the travel merchant to automate a number of services including chargebacks and dispute management.

Esteban Sarubbi, commercial global e-commerce vice president, said:

“The online travel market in Latin America is fiercely competitive and Despegar has managed to distinguish itself with one of the most compelling services in the region.

“By helping them to make the most of the customer data at their disposal we’re helping Despegar to bring a new level of Business Intelligence to their payments strategy and are setting them up for continued growth into new, exciting territories.”

The OTA group’s leader, Francisco Salas, said: “Our growth has been truly unprecedented in recent years, and the time had come for us to upgrade to a global payments provider that could help us take our Latin American business to the next level.

“Worldpay’s deep knowledge of customers and payment methods across every country we operate in, and every country we want to operate in, will be a major factor in helping us to achieve our ambitions.”

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