Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Today Globa.li, the first and only global distribution system dedicated to boutique hotels, announces their partnership with eNett International to allow travel agents and tour operators to securely pay Globa.li hotels with a single-use MasterCard Virtual Account Number (VAN).
“We’re thrilled to help support Globa.li to make finding and booking the world’s best boutique hotels easier for travel agents and other distributors,” said Anthony Hynes, Managing Director and CEO of eNett International. “We recognize that security and ease of payment is most important to hotels as Globa.li brings them online for the first time and we’re pleased to help expand distribution for these top-rated boutique hotels.”
eNett VANs enable Globa.li hotels to have even greater control and security when accepting international credit card payments. Now, travel agents and other distributors can set payment schedules for individual hotel bookings as per their terms and conditions, and more easily manage inevitable cancellations and chargebacks.
“Over 1/3 of the world’s hotels are not bookable online today,” said Sarah Fazendin, co-founder and CEO of Globa.li. “The complexity, expense and risk of fraud with regards to traditional credit card payments are significant reasons why these hotels are not online. Our partnership with eNett is a valuable piece of our offering as we help bring these hotels online for the first time. “
Globa.li is currently running a private Beta test in sub-Saharan Africa. With no up-front fees, boutique African hotels may currently join Globa.li to be more efficiently booked by thousands of booking agents worldwide.