Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has announced that the ARC Pay product portfolio now includes an API that allows travel agencies, aggregators and airlines to accept payment for all travel-related expenses. Developed specifically for travel payments, the ARC Pay API enables agencies to integrate payment processing outside of global distribution systems (GDSs) with supplier direct and new distribution capability (NDC) workflows. 

The ARC Pay API can be embedded directly into mobile, web-based and custom software applications to create a seamless payment experience. It expands ARC payment processing beyond air travel to car rentals, cruises and tours, all while helping agencies operate more efficiently. 

Additional benefits and features include: 

  • One-click checkout using the latest web and mobile payment technology like Apple Pay and Android Pay
  • Tokenization and full EMV 3DS support for added security.
  • Two hosted checkout offerings to help reduce PCI scope. 
  • Improved reconciliation through airline and cruise itinerary data support. 

"We designed the ARC Pay API to meet the needs of the evolving distribution landscape by embracing omnichannel retailing and the new ways in which airlines and travel retailers are making their products and content available,” said Joseph Cavanagh, director, payment products at ARC. 

The ARC Pay API is the latest offering in the ARC Pay product portfolio, which includes ARC Pay GDS, ARC Pay Hub and a buy now, pay later option through a partnership with Uplift. 

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