Atos to manage InterContinental Hotel Group's new payment card scheme
Atos Worldline has signed a five year contract with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to develop, operate and manage its new business-to-business payment card for use by IHG hotels in the UK. (3/2/2007)
The new payment card will provide IHG’s account customers with a cost effective and reliable payment method for their travel needs.
Whether this be for a single night or a lengthier stay, multi delegate, full service conferences or meetings, the card can be used at any Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn or Express or Holiday Inn hotel in the UK, as well as InterContinental London Park Lane.
“Implementing this new payment scheme enables our customers to track, analyse and forecast business travel expenditure and provides a reliable line of credit for their employee travellers at all IHG hotels.” said Colin Roy, vice-president – marketing and revenue EMEA, IHG.
“There are no administration fees or set up charges to our customers and through our chosen business partner, Atos Worldline, we have been able to take advantage of creative business models to reduce and rationalise our investment costs in the launch of this product,” said Roy.
Atos Worldline was chosen by IHG to manage all services related to the payment card. These include application processing via a web portal and telephone support service; direct debit processing; account holder database management; card production and dispatch. It also covers transaction processing, such as online authorisation, invoice and statement production; payment services such as merchant settlement, account holder payments and credit and debt risk management services and Front and Back Office customer support services, supported by a web portal.
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (Internet, voice and mobile services).