TORONTO — The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced a new partnership with Uplift to offer travellers a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ payment solution.
With Uplift’s services, TTC guests booking with any of its brands – Contiki, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver, Luxury Gold, Uniworld and African Travel, Inc. – can buy their trip now, save 10% and pay over time, with annual percentage rates (APRs) from 7%.
Clients can inform their travel advisor that they are interested in applying for Uplift’s payment plans when booking their TTC trip. TTC is forecasting a busy 2021 due to pent-up travel demand; its guided brands already have 2021 and 2022 European pricing in place, allowing guests to lock in their preferred departure dates on the most popular itineraries.
Travel advisors can seamlessly access Uplift’s solutions as its omni-channel payment platform integrates into TTC’s agent booking platforms.
“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 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.”
Uplifts’ chief commercial officer, Tom Botts, added: “Like TTC, we believe travel is an essential part of the human experience. As we all look forward to travelling 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.”