In an effort to simplify and streamline the process of making reservations, SANParks has implemented a “Quick Payment Portal” on their website. The Quick Pay portal will assist their customers to make credit card payments on specific reservations, without having to register on the Online Bookings as a customer.
Customers making use of the Quick Pay option to pay an outstanding/full amount towards a reservation, will be presented with terms and conditions that are to be accepted. Customers need then only enter the Reservation Number and their Client Code to retrieve their reservation and make the payment towards it.
By implementing the Quick Pay option, SANParks is to become PCI DSS compliant with regards to all our payment procedures.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
“Quick Pay is a simple, clear, and convenient portal for clients to settle outstanding fees for bookings they made via more traditional channels such as the Reservations call centre, email requests, etc. There is no trail of credit card information which reassures protection, as SANParks E-Commerce is fully PCI DSS compliant. We do still wish to encourage our clients to conduct their booking experience via the main Online Bookings portal, where they can build their itineraries and pay in less than 10 minutes – at their own convenience,” says Nedret Saidova, Senior Manager: E-Business at SANParks.