Amadeus, a payments vendor for travel companies, has integrated UnionPay credit and debit cards into its platform. 

The integration adds UnionPay as a payment option for airlines and other travel providers in the more than 140 countries where its cards are accepted. Amadeus is based in Madrid and UnionPay is headquartered in Shanghai.

"The partnership with UnionPay cements our commitment to the booming Chinese tourism market and beyond," said Celia Pererio, head of travel payments at Amadeus.

UnionPay has more than 4.3 billion cards in circulation. Its cards are issued by over 200 banks in China.

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