Case Studies

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Hotel Chillies

"It's an easy, secure system, with plenty of support."

Michele
Co-owner, Hotel Chillies
Honduras
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Atitlan Sunset Lodge

"The ability for guests to pre-book with Tab, using Advance Bookings, gives security and trust."

Armand
Owner, Atitlan Sunset Lodge
Guatemala
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Chile Private Tours

"Tab has been a very practical solution for us to accept credit card payments from all over the world and receive payment in US dollars, in a safe and easy-to-use fashion."

Thomas
Founder, Chile Private Tours
Chile
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The Lost and Found Hostel

"Tab makes bookings and payments for our business much easier. Due to our remote location, we are able to collect advance payments and decrease no-shows."

Ayla
Manager, The Lost and Found Hostel
Panama
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Aarunya Nature Resort

"Tab has been incredibly useful from day 1 as it took a long time to set up systems with the banks, as we were a startup. Also the ability to take prepayments from anyone anywhere in the world is very convenient."

Nath
Owner, Aarunya Nature Resort
Sri Lanka
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Alam Kita

"Because I am located on a very small island, it was difficult to get this credit card machine from the ordinary bank in here… so I was so happy to find out about Tab so the people can pay with their credit cards at last…!"

Margo
Owner, Alam Kita
Indonesia
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Calala Lodge

"We have been using Tab since we started our first lodge in Nicaragua in 2013 and it has always been a great partnership. Tab makes it very easy to receive the deposits required to confirm a reservation, we use it most to take payments as its commission is lower that the local banks and their customer service is exceptional."

Matt
Owner, Calala Lodge
Costa Rica
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Kalaw Heritage Hotel

"Tab helps us to provide a secured and personalized credit card payment solution for direct bookings."

Ole
General Manager, Kalaw Heritage Hotel
Myanmar
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Surf & Yoga Mirissa

"It's the first online payment gateway that we've used, it's really user-friendly and clients love it."

Priyal
Owner, Surf & Yoga Mirissa
Sri Lanka
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Bamboo Jam

"We were wondering how we can manage our online payments. My friend introduced me to Tab Travel. To be honest, we couldn't do better. Tab is an amazing platform that makes life easier for us and our customers. Simple and transparent payments, safe online gateway, payouts every week, lower fees than other providers. Our customers love it."

Adam
Owner, Bamboo Jam
Cambodia
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Ecotourism Nam Et-Phou Louey

"Collecting advance and instant credit card payments in Lao currency (LAK) with free payouts to Lao bank accounts! A game changer!"

Janina
Ecotourism Advisor, Ecotourism Nam Et-Phou Louey
Laos
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La Cabaña Eco Hotel

"I absolutely love advance bookings! It's really good to have the confidence that a guest has already paid for a stay, alongside options for free cancellations and easy refunds."

María
Owner, La Cabaña Eco Hotel
Colombia
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La Chimba

"We really like Tab’s dashboard where managing transactions, issuing refunds, and seeing reports is very clear. We would get lost tracking transactions with our previous system. Tab is hostel-owner friendly, it literally paints a picture of each transaction."

Gonzalo
Owner, La Chimba
Chile
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Hosteria Patagonia

"Tab was a turning point in our business, since it allowed us to charge in foreign currencies and allowed us all our reservations to be in order."

Gabriela
Owner, Hosteria Patagonia
Argentina
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Tikal VIP Tours

"Tab has helped me with the most difficult thing ... charging credit cards because sometimes tourists don’t want to carry cash!"

Elmer
Owner, Tikal VIP Tours
Guatemala
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Outlanders Colombia

"It's really really easy to take bookings in advance. That means more sales for me and that helps me grow!"

Edwin
Owner, Outlanders Colombia
Colombia
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Tubagua Ecolodge

"Tab is easy to use. Guests like the security and convenience of processing the charge from their own phone."

Tim
Owner, Tubagua Ecolodge
Dominican Republic
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Home of Friends Guesthouse

"Tab helps us to ease the payment process for both our guests and ourselves. We don't have to deal with loads of cash anymore (in Uganda you easily walk with a 10cm pile of notes in your hand!). "

Daan
Manager, Home of Friends Guesthouse
Uganda
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La Fortuna at Atitlan Boutique Eco Hotel

"Being off grid and solar powered, we can have issues with power and traditional credit card equipment. Because TAB works off our manager's iPhone and our front reception iPad we can use cellular if the power goes out and still complete the transaction. It definitely gives our guests peace of mind to know that they have this option."

Katharine
Owner, La Fortuna at Atitlan Boutique Eco Hotel
Guatemala
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Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas and Restaurant

"Tab has made us legit! In a place this far out, cash has been the only way to do business as the banks just haven't caught up. But most of our clients from abroad prefer to pay with their cards."

Mark
Owner, Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas and Restaurant
Philippines
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Hospedaje Blue Ocean

"When we started the business, we had a lot of no-shows. We were not able to charge clients' credit cards in advance - we could only charge the cards once they had arrived. So Tab helped us a lot as we can charge the customer a deposit in advance - we have no no-shows any more!"

Marlen & Marco
Owners, Hospedaje Blue Ocean
Peru
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The Jaguar's Jungle

"Being able to accept credit cards is huge for us because we are so remote. The nearest ATM is an 1.5 boat ride plus a 30 minute drive away. So many people come to the area unprepared for that and now clients don't have to worry that they didn't bring enough cash to do the amazing activities we offer."

Leo
Owner, The Jaguar's Jungle
Costa Rica
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Apoyo Lodge

"Tab has been a crucial partner from the beginning, allowing us to take card payments even though we are located in a remote area of the Natural Reserve. We have been able to take deposits in advance to secure reservations, and allow card payments for final bills, and customers are very happy they don't have to go to the cash machine, or carry large amounts of cash around."

Miriam
Co-owner, Apoyo Lodge
Nicaragua
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El Hostelito

"El Hostelito is different because of all the little details we have put in to make it feel like a home for all of our travellers."

Cris
Owner, El Hostelito
Ecuador
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La Buena Vida

"Tab has helped us and made our life easier by allowing our guests to pay by credit cards. For 5 years we could only accept cash. Since we live in a very remote, rustic location - credit card merchants are not available here."

Marilyn
Co-owner, La Buena Vida
Ecuador
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La Iguana Perdida

"Tab has enabled us to not have such large amount go through Paypal. It's been nice getting to work with a business right at the beginning. We met the Founders in March 2015 and hopefully have helped to promote them around Guatemala!"

Deedle
Owner, La Iguana Perdida
Guatemala
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Jenna's River Bed & Breakfast

"Before Tab I was only able to accept a limited number of credit cards - Tab has changed that. I am so pleased that I can use Tab with my clients. It's fast, easy and I always get a smile when I ask for the selfie, that always surprises people!"

Jennifer
Founder, Jenna's River Bed & Breakfast
Guatemala
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Ride On Bolivia Biking

"It's been amazing how easy Tab is to work with. It takes no more than 4 minutes to send an advance booking link and for the customer to pay (it's perfect if they're in a rush!). Customers also like Tab as it gives them the chance to pay for their tour immediately! Tab is a way better option and lots of tourists prefer it."

Andrea
Co-Founder, Ride On Bolivia Biking
Bolivia
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Paredón Surf House

"Many travellers in Guatemala don’t want to carry cash, those ones can come here now because they can pay with their cards!"

Maite
General Manager, Paredón Surf House
Guatemala
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