Lagos, October 3, 2012 - Already available to Lagos customers, the newly launched Cash on Delivery service is likely to be very useful for travellers that have previously been restricted by electronic payments when booking online.
According to Travelstart’s Head of New Markets, Maija de Rijk-Uys, the new service is about convenience as well as creating the ability to shop for travel online without having to transact payments online: “We’ve known for a long time that many Nigerian customers are hesitant to book online because of safety concerns, or because they may not have access to the various online payment channels. Also, some customers simply prefer to pay cash. Cash on Delivery addresses these concerns by carrying out the cash transaction at the Lagos address specified by the customer at the time of booking online.”
Maija stresses that the new service is part of Travelstart’s commitment to remain a convenient and intuitive online travel booking platform.
“COD has been integrated into the booking process on the Travelstart website. All customers need to do is search and book their travel online and then select Cash on Delivery as their payment method when checking out.”
Travelstart has partnered with Red Star Express to bring this unique courier service directly to the doorsteps of customers based in Lagos. Cash on Delivery is a welcome addition to Travelstart’s range of online travel services and promises to further extend their reach into new markets.
Travelstart has fast become Africa’s leading online travel agency and one stop shop for flight, hotel and car rental bookings. The online offering is supported by a customer service team and experienced travel agents that deal with custom holiday packages as well as over-the-phone enquiries. Travelstart also operates in South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya and Turkey.