Travel Merchant Accounts

Payment Processing for your travel business

Trouble getting a merchant account?



Do you run a travel agency or another tourism-related business? Like most industries these days, you need to accept credit cards to serve your customers and meet your business objectives. However, there are a few hurdles to jump over when setting up an online travel agency merchant account. Zen Payments is your headquarters for convenient, affordable travel payment solutions that can give your enterprise a competitive edge.

Your Travel Merchant Account Solution

Finding a travel merchant account can be a difficult process. Travel merchants often find themselves struggling to find a payment processor due to the risks associated with the industry. This means that you need to use a travel merchant services company with experience in securing merchant accounts. Here at Zen Payments, we have made travel a top priority moving into 2021. The travel industry suffered greatly due to the pandemic, but in 2021 it is expected that it will rise to new heights. We have over 15 years of experience working with travel merchants and other high risk industries. We can secure you a merchant account, and get you processing payments the right way.

Why Is the Travel Industry High-Risk?

The travel industry is deemed high-risk due to a variety of factors. One of the most prominent reasons is the ticket size. As you know hotels, flights, and other vacation-related expenses add up. Well when banks see these high ticket sizes, and then the customer proceeds to pay card not present, it creates a lot of risks for your processing bank. Many travel companies have strict refund policies surrounding cancellation.

However, when unexpected issues arise for a customer and they are no longer able to make that flight or stay in that timeshare, they are going to fight tooth and nail to get their funds back. This increases the risk of chargebacks. The only thing that banks hate more than chargebacks are high ticket-sized chargebacks. We help our clients mitigate chargebacks in order to keep their processing costs down.

What are travel merchant accounts?

When looking at a travel merchant account there are many different businesses that fit within the space. We specialize in providing merchant accounts to all of the following 

 Airline tickets


 Hotel reservations

 Ticket agencies



 Travel agencies

 Vacation rentals

We deliver customizable solutions to all of these vendors on a day-to-day basis. We work with 15 different banks to ensure that not only do you get the best rate for your travel merchant account but that you are with a processing bank that is a good fit for your needs. All of our clients undergo an underwriting process to ensure the qualification and long-term viability of the merchant account. Zen Payments can secure you a merchant account today!


Multi-currency processing

A critical part of a business within the travel industry is being able to take multiple currencies. People travel all over the world using various currencies to get there. Whether it is US Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, or any other major currency you need to make sure you can accept the payment. Keep your customers happy worldwide by showing them exactly what they will be charged without the hassle of them calculating the exchange rate. Also, don’t turn away customers and help your competition succeed online, partner with the right payment processor the first time for all of your multi-currency processing needs.


Why Zen Payments for your travel merchant account?

When you hear the words high-risk, do not panic. While some banks may refuse to work with you, we welcome you with open arms. We have been helping high-risk companies for the last 15 years in obtaining merchant accounts. We know the ins and outs of your industry and the inherent risks that you face. We are currently the nation’s go-to provider of travel merchant accounts with hundreds of merchants already on board. Let us help your business excel online and start processing payments today.

Other Reasons to Make Us Your Travel Merchant Account Provider

Examples of the additional benefits of choosing the travel merchant services from Zen Payments include:

  • A long-term partner: If you're like many of our travel industry clients, you're looking to expand your business and offer more services to your customers. Besides meeting your immediate travel credit card processing needs, we have the capabilities and resources to grow with you. You'll have a trusted partner you can count on now and well into the future.
  • No games or surprises: Our commitment to total transparency helps set Zen Payments apart from many of our competitors. We're always upfront with our pricing — you don't have to worry about hidden fees or extra charges. You'll receive a list of itemized expenses when you sign up with us, and these will stay the same for as long as you're a client.
  • Reliable service: If you're new to the world of travel industry merchant accounts, you might need some assistance now and then. Our knowledgeable support staff is available by phone during our regular business hours to answer your questions and resolve any issues you're experiencing. You can also email us 24 hours a day, and we'll respond as quickly as possible.
  • Multiple payment acceptance options: Offering your customers a wide range of payment options can give your travel business a competitive edge. With Zen Payments, you can have a merchant account for your travel agency that supports all the major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You can also accept PIN-debit cards, e-checks, gift cards, electronic bank transfers (EBT) and other payment methods.
  • Top-notch security: Our travel gateway solutions come with stringent safety measures to protect your customers' private information. We follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) certification guidelines to the letter. All Zen Payments systems comply with this standard, giving you extra peace of mind.

You'll Find Your Zen When Working With Us

Finding a payment gateway for a travel agency can be a challenge. If you've run into a lot of dead ends during your search, you're in for a welcome change at Zen Payments. Our operating philosophy is that no good company should ever be left behind. We'll help you relax and focus more on serving your customers and growing your business.

Lets work together

At Zen Payments, we want to make sure that no good merchant is refused an account. We support businesses in all high risk industries and help them every day. Our in-house team is here to give you dependable chargeback solutions programs to help with the strain of high ticket-sized chargebacks. With honest merchant services and up-front pricing, you can focus on running your business without the fear of losing your merchant account. We got it from here, let us help you get a travel merchant account today. Take a trip with Zen Payments!

Need a Merchant Account

If you're looking for travel payment solutions that will positively impact your business, Zen Payments is ready to help. Get started right now by contacting us online or giving our merchant services specialists a call at 844-661-0725.