PayPal had added Jet2.com to the list of travel web sites which will accept payments from customers’ accounts, and is after more partners from all sectors of the travel business.
Jet2.com is the second low-cost airline to link up with PayPal. Monarch has been a partner since October last year, and took £3m-worth of bookings through PayPal in the first nine months of the deal.
PayPal UK’s head of PR, Rob Skinner, said that there were 20m active PayPal accounts in the UK, and that the travel vertical was an important target market. “There are great opportunities for us because we can work to the travel company’s advantage by making the transaction as speedy as possible.”
He suggested that PayPal might help conversion rates by removing a number of steps in the transactional stage of the booking process.
PayPal’s other travel partners in the UK include Superbreak and Hostelworld. Low-cost coach brand MegaBus and airport transfer operator TerraVision also accept PayPal.