AMSTERDAM--()--Splendia is a luxury hotel brand that provides a top-notch online reservation service for leisure and business travelers. Offering its customers a choice of more than 5,000 hand-picked luxury and character hotels in over 130 countries, it is crucial to Splendia to make the online booking experience as smooth and customer-friendly as possible. To this end, they have selected Payment Service Provider GlobalCollect to facilitate credit card payments from across the world, with the option to explore alternative payment methods at a later stage.
Splendia also takes advantage of GlobalCollect’s ability to handle multi-currency transactions; to offer online customers the convenience of paying in their domestic currency adds a competitive edge to Splendia’s reservation platform. On the back-end, GlobalCollect’s single-interface payment platform accommodates multi-currency fund remittance in up to 26 currencies, while issuing a single report, simple reconciliation, and either single- or multi-currency funding to its e-commerce merchants.
Amine Saoudi-Hassani, CFO of Splendia said: “We have experienced extremely rapid growth over the past five years, expanding to new markets, which created new needs and expectations from our customers. Hence, we have been looking for a global Payment Service Provider (PSP) to partner with that enables us to offer as many currencies as our customers could need, combined with secure technology. Given the proven track record of GlobalCollect as a leading PSP and the unrivalled portfolio of payment methods and currencies they offer, we are confident we have found the ideal partner with whom to build a profitable relationship that, above all, better serves our customers.”
Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect, continued: “We extend a warm welcome to Splendia, a fast-growing and, with 1.5 million monthly visitors, extremely popular global e-tourist platform. Since there is a demonstrated correlation between offering consumers the option to pay in local currencies and conversion rates, our proven ability to process multi-currency transactions clinched the service agreement between Splendia and GlobalCollect.”
Founded in 2004 by Elie de Coignac and Benoit Durand, Splendia is a rapidly-growing luxury hotel brand that provides the ultimate online reservation service for the discerning leisure and business traveller. With an expert team of 100 people, a Head Office in Hong Kong and branch offices in Barcelona and Miami, the company represents 5,000 hand-selected luxury and character hotels across the world. Alven Capital, investors in Splendia since 2006, was joined by Crédit Agricole Private Equity in 2008 to support international development. www.splendia.com
GlobalCollect is the world's premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specializes in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices. www.globalcollect.com