The way customers choose to pay is changing rapidly in Ireland. Card payments continue to grow, displacing cash, and with three million contactless payments per week, added to the launch of mobile payments via Apple Pay and Android Pay, this trend is set to continue.
Ireland is experiencing another great year in terms of tourism with the number of overseas visitors rising to 4.56 million in the first six months, up 4%. Over 40% of all card payments processed by Elavon in the hotel sector are from overseas visitors.
The average spend by non-Irish cardholders in the hotel sector is €175.57 versus €114.30 for Irish cardholders.
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In restaurants, the average spend for visitors is €38.42, while for locals it is €33.58.
Businesses in the hospitality sector can benefit from a revenue stream and enhance customer experience when they offer Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) – a service that gives the cardholder the choice to pay in their own currency.
Offering DCC is simple and easy as the terminal automatically detects eligible cards and Elavon provides both staff and customer facing sales and marketing material.
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Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland