Why Do You Need a Payment Gateway for Your Online Travel Business?

If you’re ready to take your travel business online to operate it 24/7 and extend your market reach, one crucial element to your online trading success is payment gateway integration in your e-commerce website.

Many small and medium travel operators who aren’t Internet-savvy do not understand the importance of a payment gateway for their travel business, preferring to receive payment offline, banked into their accounts.

Many others are are confused and overwhelmed by the number online payment options available and prefer not explore any of them.

This article seeks to clear the air on payment gateways to help travel operators choose the right option for their online businesses.

What is a Payment Gateway?

A payment gateway is essentially an online business service that processes, verifies and accepts or rejects payment on the travel operator’s behalf  for credit card and/or online banking transactions securely.

The key here is secure payments. Having the right payment gateway integration will ensure whether your prospective customers trust you with their payments and get the products and services they pay for for.

What to Look Out For When Choosing a Payment Gateway

There are many payment gateway solutions out there in the market. To help you choose the right one for your online travel business, here are the factors you should consider.

  1. Is the cost of setting up the service affordable?
  2. Does the payment gateway handle transactions in the local currency?
  3. Are the service fees affordable?

Many payment gateways charge fees that aren’t quite affordable to small and medium-sized travel operators.

The cost, more often than not, run into thousands of ringgit, prompting travel operators to put off the decision to incorporate secure payment processing into their online businesses.

Solution to Expensive Payment Gateway Setup

For Malaysia- based travel operators the way around this hurdle is signing up for the Travel Channel Manager, the all-in-one e-commerce solution for travel operators of all sizes.

A Quick, Easy and Affordable Solution (RM0.00)

With the  Travel Channel Manager you save on:

  1. e-payment set up,
  2. payment maintenance
  3. bank processing fees.

In other words, you pay RM0.00 for the above services instead of the normal rate of RM1888.

Find out more about the Travel l Manager’s Channel’s special promotions that help travel operators take their businesses online, quickly and affordably.

May 30, 2017