Thursday, 25 October 2007

PayPal Accepted in Travel

Like other blogs and media in travel I also received a press release from PayPal regarding FlyMonarch allowing their customers to pay via PayPal. There has been some coverage in the Travel online space:

Travolution – adopts PayPal system
Musings on Travel eCommerce - eBay travel rumour - Paypal and

I enquired further from Neil Gregory representing
PayPal and it would seem that PayPal is starting to get a foot hold in the travel industry, especially airlines.

Neil said, "
FlyMonarch is the 5th airline globally to accept PayPal. The other websites are…..United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Midwest Airlines and US Airways".

I can see PayPal taking hold across travel. There is a growing number of people that have a PayPal account (15 million in the UK!) and don't see a reason why it isn't going to become a standard a payment option for purchasing travel.

I don’t think it makes much of a difference if PayPal is owned by eBay, PayPal is now accepted as a payment type in many websites and services and is not just restricted to eBay.


Ed Whiting said...

Looks as though using PayPal in travel is paying off - Travelmole recently reported that Monarch have topped £1m in sales through PayPal.
Although £1m in sales will be only a small percentage of total sales, it is a start.