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FinMont BY THE FOUNDERS OF HAHN AIRIn an industry often marred by outdated processes, FinMont emerges as a beacon of innovation, fundamentally changing how payments are handled in the travel sector. With nearly 3 billion airline transactions annually amounting to a staggering $977 billion, the cost inefficiency in this sector is not just a concern but a significant financial burden, consuming 78% of the industry’s net profits.

This inefficiency is not isolated to airlines. The entire travel industry grapples with billions in payment-related expenditures. The complexity of managing these systems is cited by 41% of travel firms as a primary financial stressor. The implications are vast, influencing customer experiences, sales conversions, and, ultimately, the bottom line.

FinMont, a pioneer at the intersection of payment and travel industries, is leading a transformative wave with its unique payment ecosystem. This groundbreaking infrastructure melds travel distribution channels with payments, risk management, FX services, and back-office systems. The result? A holistic view of the payment lifecycle, offering unprecedented transparency and efficiency.

But FinMont’s innovation doesn’t stop there. Integrating advanced AI technology is a game-changer, dynamically optimizing payment routes and methods. This reduces costs and significantly enhances payment acceptance rates across B2C and B2B landscapes.

In an era where AI and real-time pricing are becoming the norm, the travel industry’s adoption of such technologies is not just a convenience but a necessity. FinMont’s approach elevates the customer payment experience, drives customer retention, and maximizes revenue streams.

The growth potential is immense. Adopting proper technology, the travel sector could tap into new retailing opportunities worth an estimated $40 billion by 2030. This illustrates a broader trend – the sector’s need to make payments work for it, not against it, thus bolstering overall profitability.

To further disseminate this knowledge, FinMont has announced a series of webinars titled ‘Think Travel Payments.’ Hosted by Paul van Alfen, a luminary in the Travel Payment industry, these webinars promise to delve deep into the challenges and prospects of travel payments. Topics will range from the impact of payments on the travel industry to the latest tech advancements and best practices.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in the travel industry’s journey towards a more efficient, customer-friendly future. By embracing FinMont’s innovative solutions, the sector stands at the cusp of a new era where payment processes are necessary and a strategic asset in enhancing customer experience and driving industry growth.

Interested parties can visit here to join this transformative journey and subscribe to the webinars.




Written by: Charmaine Lu