TripAdmit, the booking software technology company that connects activity providers with travellers and distribution partners, announced the launch of a new product, Tap to Tip, its cashless and contactless tipping solution for activity providers, guides and guests.
TripAdmit’s ‘Tap to Tip’ technology, enables guests to make contactless payments through their iPhone or Android devices, by just tapping a card, eliminating the need for bulky card readers. Through entry points including NFC encoded cards, QR codes or payment links, guests can immediately charge a tip to their credit or debit cards from their digital wallets. Tips are calculated and paid seamlessly, providing a swift, effortless, and practical way for guests to tip guides digitally. This powerful solution developed by TripAdmit does not require an app or any additional hardware.
John Maguire, TripAdmit’s co-Founder and CEO, said: “Our digital tipping product has been designed to fit the needs of both travellers and tour guides. The flexible solution ensures that guests can tip securely using a method that suits them, whether using tap to tip, a QR code or using tipping links. Fewer travellers carry cash with them now so guides miss out on these tips which are a significant part of their earnings. Digital tipping solves that problem by providing a swift, effortless and practical way for guests to tip guides entirely digitally.”
As the world has gone digital, so too has tipping, a recent study found that 80% of tips are now paid by card. While tour guides tend to find themselves without the hardware or surroundings to process card payments, this solution solves that problem, utilising NFC technology already embedded into most modern phones.
John added “The TripAdmit distribution network has over 400,000 experiences in more than 100 countries globally. We can rapidly deploy and manage digital tipping across many locations, with multiple configurations. There is no app required because we utilize the technology that’s already built into phones. Digital Tipping provides a seamless and professional tap to tip service for any sized tour and activity company around the world.”