Good news for fans is that we
have enough accommodation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ according to
Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The Draw is complete and
teams and fans now know where they want to stay which is also good news
for tourism and travel businesses in Southern Africa. Bookings are
mostly done online using a payment gateway such as PayGate who provides credit card processing services.
PayGate payment gateway specialise in servicing the tourism and travel industry with their payment gateway requirements for credit card processing and a number of the companies who are providing accommodation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ already have their online payment gateway
sorted with PayGate. There has been a huge surge in accommodation
bookings for 2010 both in size of transaction and number of credit card
Many tourism and travel companies using the PayGate payment gateway for their online credit card processing
are almost booked to capacity. This next few months will tell whether
there is really enough quality accommodation available for the up to
500,000 football fans many of which will book online at an online
accommodation booking system or establishment using payment via a payment gateway.
An audit has been undertaken of the accommodation establishments providing services to 2010
Fifa World Cup™ - the first time such an accurate and extensive survey
has taken place in all nine provinces. Many of these accommodation
establishments are currently approaching PayGate for their online payment gateway so that they can take accommodation bookings for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.
It will be the ungraded accommodation establishments that will pick up the long tail of the 2010
Fifa World Cup™ when most of the graded ones have been filled up and it
is these that are now waking up to the opportunity of generating
significant business from fans who leave their accommodation bookings
till the last minute. PayGate has geared up to ensure that call centre
staff are available to handle the sign-ups from B&B's, hotels,
estate agents and the like who need a payment gateway for their credit card processing.
So if you are providing accommodation bookings or travel services to the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and need a payment gateway for your online credit card processing, then go to and fill in the Get Connected form now. One of the qualified and experienced support people from PayGate payment gateway will advise you on your ideal set-up and product set for online credit card processing so that you can maximise your returns from this 2010 Fifa World Cup™ once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.