Ovolo Hotels become the first to offer PlanPay digital lay-by

Ovolo Hotels become the first to offer PlanPay digital lay-by

Ovolo Hotels is the first group to offer PlanPay, a new digital lay-by service, making life-changing travel moments accessible to everyone.

PlanPay will allow guests to use their own money to pay before they stay, in flexible instalments that suit their lifestyle, all with zero credit, zero fees, and zero worries. The PlanPay checkout integration was seamlessly enabled by RoomStay to maximise a hotel’s direct bookings and increase web conversion.

PlanPay enables users to lock in room rates ahead of time (up to 2 years in advance) to protect from any price hikes, and you are in charge of the number and frequency of the payments.

“Everyone knows that advance bookings are the key to hotel affordability and that the anticipation of the trip is as much a part of the fun as the trip itself,” CEO, Ovolo, Dave Baswal, said.

“With PlanPay, you can manage both these elements and control your costs for a hassle-free holiday on your own terms.”

“This means those who are struggling to budget can still afford to live their travel dreams effortlessly without waking up to a financial nightmare.”

PlanPay is great for younger travellers who don’t want to deal with credit cards and is also perfect for families trying to manage their budgets. It unlocks a world of travel experiences by splitting future bookings into flexible instalments, using your own money rather than credit.

PlanPay Checkout. (Supplied)

“We are excited to launch with a brand like Ovolo that is always innovating the guest experience, to make it easier for their travellers to plan and pay for their next stay and with RoomStay who are known for optimising booking conversion and revenue to build a product that meets the needs of today’s traveller,” CEO, PlanPay, Gary Burrows, said.

“As the first digital lay-by platform available in checkout, we offer instant approvals, no credit checks, and no penalty fees, which makes PlanPay the best way to eliminate the burden of budgeting.”

For travellers, the booking process is as easy as selecting PlanPay as your preferred payment option when making a booking, and customising instalments that are right for you. Once the payment plan is complete, guests are free to enjoy the many Ovolo perks and experiences on offer – from the design-driven rooms with all the creature comforts to the unique food and beverage experiences – with no strings attached.

While Ovolo is the founding hotel partner to offer PlanPay, the aim is to bring more travel providers onto the platform to offer experiences where travellers have endless options for payment to suit their specific needs.

PlanPay is now available when you book direct through the website at all Ovolo or By Ovolo Collective hotels across Australia.

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