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WhatThe Travel Corporation (TTC) has partnered with payment solutions company Uplift to provide a flexible solution for budget-conscious travelers who may be apprehensive to book travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new partnership, TTC guests will have the option to pay for their trip via monthly payments spread out over an 11-month period. The payment option applies to itineraries booked across several TTC brands, including Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Contiki, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, African Travel, Inc. and Uniworld River Cruises.
Why It MattersAlthough there is pent-up demand for travel, many furloughed or laid-off clients may be hesitant to open their wallets right now (especially as destinations’ rules and regulations regarding the coronavirus continue to change). By breaking down the cost of travel over time, TTC is giving such clients added peace of mind while also working toward the economic revitalization of a hard-hit industry. It’s a step in the right direction, and other suppliers would do well to take note — and consider offering such payment options to their own advisors and guests. (www.ttc.com)
Fast Facts- Uplift provides the only Buy Now, Pay Later payment solution exclusively for travel.
- TTC clients can buy their trip now, save 10% and pay over time (APR rates begin at 7%).
- Uplift’s omni-channel payment platform integrates into TTC’s Travel Advisors’ booking platforms.
- TTC’s guided brands will have 2021 and 2022 European pricing in place or coming shortly by the end of October, so guests can lock in their preferred departure dates on the most popular itineraries.
What They Are Saying“As we have shared stories throughout 2020 about our first 100th anniversary this year, The Travel Corporation continues to be driven by service and is constantly innovating around new ways to make travel more personalized and accessible with the best technology benefitting our loyal travel advisors and their clients,” said Brett Tollman, chief executive of The Travel Corporation. “Our new partnership with Uplift includes our award-winning brands such as Uniworld, Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Contiki, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations and African Travel, Inc., and further assists us in building on this commitment by offering our guests another way to pay for their vacations. We believe this may be applicable during these very difficult, challenging times for some, and therefore fits their personal needs while providing a seamless booking and payment solution as well as experience.”
“Like TTC, we believe travel is an essential part of the human experience,” said Tom Botts, chief commercial officer for Uplift. “As we all look forward to traveling again soon, guests will require more payment options. Uplift is the ideal solution, allowing customers to book the trip they deserve while managing their expenses during these uncertain times.”
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