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Etisalat, TechTuners to offer ePayment solution

Dubai, December 27, 2011

Etisalat, the leading provider of telecom services in the UAE, has teamed up with Dubai-based software firm TechTuners for end-to-end online and offline payment solutions for the travel and tourism industry.

Etisalat will pre-integrate its online payment platforms with the TechTuners’ specialised software for the travel and tourism industry, enabling all airlines (including the low cost carriers), travel agents, hotels, diversified tourism activities and allied businesses, to use the Etisalat Payment Gateway for making online payments out of the box.

Payments can be made using any credit card (including Visa or MasterCard, etc.) and will be securely processed through the Etisalat Payment Gateway.

The Etisalat Payment Gateway service offers an advanced, reliable, affordable and secure payment mechanism for organizations keen to develop and further grow their e-commerce business.  Etisalat Payment Gateway enables secure and seamless transaction flow between the customers, online businesses, the banks and the credit card network.

“Etisalat Payment Gateway has been tremendously successful and widely accepted for e-commerce in the region. Through the strategic collaboration and partnership with TechTuners, we are now focusing on key industry segments, such as, the travel and tourism sector, which requires the secured and efficient processing of online transactions keeping in view the unprecedented advancement of Technology,” said Marwan Al Qadi, Etisalat’s acting senior director of Mobile Commerce.

“Access to a convenient and secure online payment solution is crucial for businesses today, whether big or small, both from the cost effectiveness and enhanced productivity perspective.  Our Payment platforms offer a perfect blend of secure and efficient online payment service that offers flexible, versatile and scalable infrastructure for both B2C and B2B payment requirements,” he added.

Ilyas Zameer the founder and CEO of TechTuners, said: “Our alliance with Etisalat will enable us to offer a comprehensive, unmatched and all encompassing solution to our customers in the travel industry.”

“With this partnership, all modules of TechTuners’ cloud enabled and futuristic end-to-end solution such as the Point-of-sale and travel business management systems, integrated B2C Portal application, corporate self-booking and reporting tool and many more of customized solutions will be connected to Etisalat Payment gateway solution.

The Etisalat’s reliability, advance technology and domain expertise are truly world class and this unique combination is bound to accelerate the e-commerce initiative at macro and micro level in the trade within the region and globally,” Zameer added.

Etisalat and TechTuners combined payment gateway solution are not limited to travel agents rather this will be readily extended to airlines, hotels, sightseeing companies, destination management companies, car rental and loyalty companies.

The collaboration will enable direct procurement of industry offerings globally and directly by consumers avoiding middleman.

Proposed solution is equipped with much needed controls like selective Card blocking, Credit Controls, 3D secure, instant alerts, consolidated reports and bank transfers, among others. – TradeArabia News Service




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