Flight Centre is partnering with eNett, a global provider of payment solutions to the travel industry, to use Virtual Account Numbers (VANs).
The relationship between the two companies began in 2011 when Flight Centre selected eNett to provide an automated credit and debit card payment processing solution.
Flight Centre will now utilise eNett VANs for some of its international supplier payments.
eNett International – a joint venture between Travelport and Optal – offers a payment solution called VANs. Flight Centre’s agents can make domestic and international payments with eNett VANs, from any of Flight Centre’s global locations.
A VAN is a 16-digit MasterCard number automatically generated against defined booking and payment parameters for each transaction.
eNett chief executive officer and managing director Anthony Hynes, said, “We are pleased to be strengthening our relationship with Flight Centre and our shared desire to lower international payment costs.
“Our local settlement capabilities, which is one of the broadest in the industry, will provide Flight Centre the most cost-effective solution of managing international payments.”
“The relationship of our two organisations with Travelport will also enhance connectivity in creating more efficiencies and integration for Flight Centre.”