Clean Cruising & eNett to offer payment solution
May 29, 2014
MELBOURNE, 29 May 2014: Clean Cruising, an award-winning travel agency specialising in cruises, has adopted eNett Virtual Account Numbers (VANs), as it seeks productivity gains to respond to growing demand in the booming Australian cruise industry.
General Manager and Director Clean Cruising, Dan Russell, said that with the phenomenal growth in the Australian cruise market, cruise lines have already increased capacity by 25% for the peak 2015/16 summer holiday season.
“With so many more cabins to fill, we wanted to find efficiencies in our work processes to increase productivity,” said Mr Russell, explaining why Clean Cruising partnered with eNett for their VAN payment solution.
An eNett VAN is an automatically generated 16-digit MasterCard number for each booking transaction. A unique number is generated for each booking, making it a highly secure way to make supplier payments.
eNett - a joint venture between Travelport and PSP International – is including its innovative virtual payment technology to its suite of payment solution offerings for Australian agencies, as it introduces VANs to Australian agents of all sizes through a series of launch events in June.
“VANs are a great solution for making immediate payments, particularly relevant for last minute, short duration or flash promotions that require payment at the time of booking,” said Mr Russell. “Cash or EFT payments can’t fulfil such bookings.”
“In the past, we used a corporate credit card for such payments, which isn’t practical because of the number of staff we have and in different locations. It’s also very difficult to keep track of all the payments made by different people, making reconciliation laborious and time-consuming,” he said adding that VANS simply sped up payment and reconciliation processes.
eNett Managing Director and CEO, Anthony Hynes, said: “I’m delighted that eNett VANs are contributing to the success of Clean Cruising by providing access to dynamic content that requires payment at the time of booking. We’ve listened to agencies and responded to their need for a quicker way to make immediate supplier payments, and we’re pleased that VANs are now filling this void.”
“Since introducing eNett VANs to the Australian cruise industry earlier this year, we have already witnessed a remarkable uptake in VANs in this rapidly growing sector, specifically because they fulfil immediate supplier payments, improve reconciliation and reduce risk.”
With each eNett VAN generated to pay for a booking, a payment entry is made instantaneously, recording it for automated and seamless reconciliation.
Protected by the MasterCard guarantee, eNett VANs reduces risk from unauthorised transactions and supplier default, allowing agencies to pass on this security to their customers without the need to pay for additional insurance.
VAN payments are available in 27 currencies, 15 of which can be settled locally, including AUD.
As an added benefit for using eNett VANS, agencies have an opportunity to receive a rebate for using eNett VANs.
A series of launch events to introduce eNett VANs to Australian agents are being held in Brisbane (24 June), Sydney (25 June) and Melbourne (26 June). For more information on eNett VANs or to register for the events, visit www.enett.com/vans
About eNett Virtual Account Number (VAN)
A VAN is an automatically generated 16-digit MasterCard number. A unique number is generated at every booking to ensure supplier payments are processed quickly and safely, enabling automated reconciliation at point of sale. It is safer, more secure and seamlessly integrated within all Travelport GDS and points of sale.
eNett International is a global provider of dedicated payment solutions for the travel industry. A joint venture between Travelport and PSP International, eNett uniquely connects travel industry specialisation with payments expertise through a payments platform that reduces risk, improves reconciliation and produces financial, data and efficiency rewards. Our partnerships with Travelport – one of the world’s largest GDS provider – and MasterCard Worldwide, supply us with unparalleled reach across the travel industry.
Clean Cruising was launched in 2007 by GlobeNet Travel, a leading full service travel agency, to provide cruise passengers with the best research tools to find their perfect cruise. Supported by a team of accredited cruise specialists, Clean Cruising was recognised as one of CLIA’s Agency of the Year finalists in 2013, and is a finalist for NTIA’s Agency of the Year – Single Location 2014. It has won numerous industry awards including APT Cruises - Gold Agent 2012 and Azamara Club Cruises - Silver Agent 2012