Tajawal launches visa checkout in Kuwait and Saudi

Visa Checkout offers cardholders a secure digital payment method that allows for registered users to complete their purchase at the click of a button

Muhammad Chbib, Tajawal co-founder and CEO.
Muhammad Chbib, Tajawal co-founder and CEO.

Tajawal, a Dubai-based online travel-booking site, has further collaborated with Visa to provide Visa checkout to its customers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

As the first online travel agency in the MENA region to integrate Visa checkout on their website earlier this year, Tajawal is now rolling out the service across multiple markets, to provide users in the region with a convenient booking process possible.

Visa Checkout offers cardholders a simple and secure digital payment method that allows for registered users to complete their purchase at the click of a button. By logging into their Visa Checkout account, payment, and billing information are automatically populated, eliminating the step to manually enter the information with every purchase.

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More than 300,000 online merchants worldwide, including some of the largest global retailers, now offer the service, while more than 20 million Visa customers have registered with Visa Checkout.

Muhammad Chbib, Tajawal co-founder and CEO said: “Hassle-free and secure payment is one of the main considerations for online shoppers and with Visa Checkout, we are not only offering them a solution provided by a globally trusted source, we also simplify their experience compared to the traditional checkout process, especially when they book flights and hotels with Tajawal on mobile devices.”

According to Mohamed Meabed, Tajawal co-founder and CTO: “Travellers in the region have become more comfortable with online travel bookings and have evolved to expect more sophisticated technology and flexible payment options when they make online purchases.

“With more than 4,000 Visa Checkout bookings on our UAE platform per month, since launching the service six months ago, we can clearly see that our users appreciate the convenience and security the new payment method provides.”

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