Industry leading partners
Single Payment System
ABTA replaced its long-standing Single Payment Scheme (SPS) with Travel Ledger in 2021 following a successful early trial of the new system by ABTA member focus groups.
The introduction of Travel Ledger means ABTA members can control not only who they transact with but also facilitate the deposit and balance payments from agents to operators and refunds from operators to agents.
ABTA chose Travel Ledger based on its technology knowhow and understanding of the travel sector.
ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 70 years. Their purpose is to help Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence. The ABTA brand stands for support, protection and expertise. This means consumers have confidence in ABTA and a strong trust in ABTA Members. These core qualities ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from ABTA Members.
ABTA has around 4,000 travel brands in Membership, providing a wide range of leisure and business travel services, with a combined pre-pandemic annual UK turnover of £40 billion.
Central Advantage Payment System
The Advantage Travel Partnership replaced its 20-year-old supplier payments system CAPS with the Travel Ledger settlement platform.
The new system allows member agents, suppliers and the Advantage organisation to take advantage of the adaptable, flexible and responsive processes that the platform supports.
It also enables Advantage members to have all their suppliers on the same, single-view platform - improving operational efficiency by removing the need for agents to reconcile multiple supplier statements and generate multiple payments.
The Advantage Travel Partnership is the UK’s largest independent travel agent partnership. Advantage leisure and business travel agents who are part of the group are each independently owned, but as a collective they produce over £4.5bn of travel sales each year, making members experts in every aspect of the travel industry.