Wirecard, a global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is driving the digitisation of the travel industry and enabling digital payments for the Qixxit mobility platform. Qixxit is part of Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH and is an intermodal mobility portal. Within seconds, Qixxit compares the three main methods of transportation for trips – train, long-distance bus and plane – in a search query and combines the connections to create a correlated journey chain. Thanks to Wirecard, customers can use Apple Pay as a new payment method for in-app payments. By integrating Apple Pay, Wirecard offers all Qixxit users more flexibility in digital payments. Currently, around 500,000 people already use the Qixxit service on a regular basis.
The organisation and booking of trips via browser or app is becoming increasingly popular. Worldwide, the eTravel market is expected to grow by over 30% to a total sales volume of almost €1 billion by 2023. In this context, the online mobility services segment currently holds the largest share with more than €400 million worldwide.
“We have continuously developed our travel app over the last few months and geared it to the needs of our users and their feedback. Travellers want a service that offers everything in one place: smart connections, transparent fares and tickets. Together with our new partner, Wirecard, we are proud to be one of the first eTravel providers to offer Apple Pay as a digital payment method,” said Stefan Kellner, CEO of Qixxit.
Jan Rübel, Head of Sales Travel and Transport at Wirecard, added: “We are excited to partner with Qixxit to offer hundreds of thousands of users an innovative and convenient booking experience. The topic of intermodal mobility is setting a trend for the entire industry. Mobility services providers can benefit from Wirecard’s platform in order to digitise more and more processes in the travel industry.”