Today marks the start of a new era of online payments for accommodations in the Pacific region with the introduction of ‘Hotel Link Pay’, a product created by Hotel Link and Kovena.
Hotel Link is a leading provider of hotel and accommodation software and systems for the Asia Pacific region. Kovena is a global payments processor with a vision to build the world’s simplest hospitality payment solutions. The launch of Hotel Link Pay is supported by Pacific Trade Invest Australia and Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association.
Caleb Jarvis, Trade and Investment Commissioner of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia commented, “Pacific Trade Invest Australia has strongly supported the development of the Hotel Link Pay product as we are committed to bridging the digital divide within the Pacific and ensuring e-commerce is as accessible as possible for Pacific tourism operators. We are excited to offer the Hotel Link Pay product to our Pacific tourism operators partaking in our Digital Tourism program and as part of our commitment, will also be delivering a free Payment Solutions Webinar on October 6th covering payment trends, compliance challenges, and guest payment experience amongst other key topics pertinent to Pacific operators.”
- Large deposits – up to $30,000
- Paper form processes for card not present transactions<.span>
- High costs – monthly fees and costs per transaction
- Long onboarding times – up to 9 months