|February 11, 2014|
AirPlus Wins At Prestigious Card and Payment Awards 2014
|On Thursday night last week, the Card and Payment Awards celebrated with a glamorous awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. In its 9th year, industry leaders, experts, providers and end users came together to recognise customer service, excellence and innovation in the UK and Irish card and payments industries, both in the consumer and corporate world. |
AirPlus International was shortlisted in three award categories at 2014's awards, namely:
- Best Business Card Programme
- Best Industry Innovation
- Best Overseas Payments Programme
The 'Best Overseas Payments Programme' winning award entry explained the considerable investment which was made into the Chinese market to develop products that responded to the unique needs of this fascinating market.
AirPlus International, already the market leader in business travel payments in China, boosted client contract numbers 44% and transaction volume 49% in one year, after a significant strategic investment. It succeeded through major product customisation for the Chinese market and by targeting Chinese-owned companies in addition to multinational corporations.
Yael Klein, Managing Director from AirPlus said: "The Card and Payment Awards is a tough challenge for us at AirPlus, as we are competing against consumer payment products and providers when we are a niche corporate payment player. To have won the award truly highlights the paramount success that our branching into China has brought to the organisation as a whole. We are very proud to be working alongside our colleagues in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and they very much deserve the recognition that this award brings"
AirPlus International specialises in integrated payment and MIS solutions, helping more than 40,000 corporate customers worldwide optimise their expense management through streamlined processes. AirPlus International offers a complete payment solution for all business expenses, including unique invoicing options and high-quality reporting and analysis. Its standing in the marketplace has been acknowledged through some of the highest accolades in business travel management, including the Buying Business Travel Awards. At the forefront of its award-winning product portfolio lays a strong commitment to innovation, greater transparency, enhanced data quality and research.