PayPal and Thai Airways International (THAI) have got together to make life easier for the traveller.
Yes – foreign travellers can now purchase tickets via the renowned PayPal’s online payment system and if that is not good news in itself, the some customers will also receive 1500 air miles in the process.
Eligibility for receiving the bonus is for the first one thousand travellers who book their trip on THAI International routes but you must be a member of THAI’s Royal Orchid Programme, details of which can be found Here
This is a huge step in the right direction for many travellers, who may be accustomed to the easy method or purchasing products at home using the PayPal system.
PayPal is used throughout the world and many expats would like to see the company expanding further into Thailand.
Of course other airlines have made use of PayPal such as Air Asia, Air Berlin, Air China, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Malaysia Airlines to name a few.
Travelling around the globe has become easier over the years with many people now making bookings online as opposed to visiting a travel agent. It is now possible to make travel bookings from your computer or even your phone using the many Apps now available from Airline companies and hotels booking schemes and of course PayPal.
Convenience and ease of use is key when the eager traveller wishes to book a flight or hotel and PayPal often plays a major part in the process.
So the news from THAI and PayPal will be welcomed with open arms by many travellers who use Thai Airways International.
PayPal General Manager for south east Asia Rahul Shinghai said:
“Thailand is well known for its vibrant tourism industry. However, as
travellers evolve, so must businesses.“
Today’s digital traveller is demanding simplicity, convenience and trust when making travel bookings, and mobile is the way to go. If businesses can offer a simple and secure payment experience that allows travellers to make online bookings seamlessly anywhere they want, they are set for takeoff.”
We couldn’t agree more.