The lastminute.com Visa Card offers many benefits to both new and experienced travelers: Cardholders can use their cards to pay around the globe and to top it up with British Pounds, US Dollars, and Euros. In addition, they can use the cards to withdraw cash from Visa ATMs and to complete online purchases. The cooperation enables travelers to take advantage of more competitive exchange rates and to travel without cash. Unlike classic credit cards, there is no transaction fee associated with any transfer, exchange, or purchase, imposed by Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) merchants. The cards are also much safer than cash or old-school traveler’s checks because, when lost or stolen, they can be deactivated in no time.
Sergio Signoretti, Chief Financial Officer at lastminute.com, says, “We are delighted to offer this modern and convenient payment solution backed by our trusted partners Wirecard and Visa, which goes a great way to enriching the lives of travelers. We want the card to become the preferential payment method for our 10 million monthly website users in order to save money when traveling. We look forward to cooperating further with Wirecard in developing smart and innovative travel solutions.”
The Wirecard solution
for lastminute.com is a good practical example of how a travel company can offer its customers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art travel payment method for multiple countries to increase its conversion rate.