Payments designed for tourism

We help you take card payments from any country easily in-advance and in-person, with free payouts direct to your bank account in any currency.
In-person Payments

Take card payments when your guests are with you

No need for a card machine — download our app onto your phone or tablet instead, and your customers can pay using their card instantly.

Prefer contact-free payments? No problem. Create a payment link using our app, and let guests pay on their own device.

See the payment in your Tab dashboard in seconds.
Advance Payments

Easily take payments from your guests in advance

Let your guests secure their booking in advance by sending them a payment link before they arrive, so that they can pay online easily and safely.

Reduce no-shows by taking deposits and keeping track of payments on your dashboard.

Charge card details received from OTAs like and Expedia (Virtual Credit Cards and customer card details).
Easy & Secure

Get started with Tab quickly and easily

  • Easy to use
  • Free refunds
  • Free weekly payouts direct to your bank account
  • Simple fees
  • Bank-grade security
  • Get started in 3 days or less
Payments That Work For You

Designed for your business

Designed for Hotels

Compatible with OTA bookings and full of features to make payments the easiest part of your business.

Designed for Hostels

Easy to set up, easy to use, and full of features to make payments the easiest part of your business.

Designed for Tour Operators

Take payments in advance and on the move!

Designed for Activity Operators

Flexible payments to suit your business. Take payments in advance or on the move.

Designed for Retreats & Boutiques

Discover hassle-free ways for taking international payments and receiving payouts to any account, in any currency.

Designed for Language Schools

Secure your bookings in advance, reduce your no-shows, and take payments from guests from all over the world.

Designed for Large Hotels & Chains

Tab can provide bespoke payment solutions for larger businesses. If your business processes more than $50,000 USD a month and you have a problem that needs solving, please contact us.


Simple pricing. For all cards and all currencies.

International transactions shouldn't be expensive. Our prices are the same for every transaction.
per transaction
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No monthly fees or minimums  •  Only pay when you successfully take a payment
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No monthly fees or minimums  •  Only pay when you successfully take a payment
Global Availability

International Coverage

Payments by Tab currently supports thousands of tourism businesses located across Latin America, Africa & Asia. We offer payouts in local currency or any major currency – to banks in almost any country.
Don’t see your country here? You can still apply – Tab works with businesses all over the world.
Payment Features

All features included

Take Payments Anywhere
Use our app to take payments wherever you are – from the beach to the bar, on the road or at reception
Contact-free Options
Guests want to pay later? No problem. Send them a Bill or a QR code so they can pay in their own time
For All Your Team
Download the app onto as many devices as you like and let your whole team take payments in seconds
Take Payments and Deposits in Advance
Send your guests payment links so that they can easily pay in advance
Charge Customer Card Details
If you receive your customers' card details from OTAs (Online Travel Agents) like and Expedia – or securely through your website – you can charge them directly using our OTA Payments feature
Reduce No-Shows
Take a payment or deposit when a guest makes a booking – the best way to protect against no-shows
Charge Virtual Credit Cards
If you receive Virtual Credit Cards from OTAs (Online Travel Agents), you can use our VCC feature to charge them
Flexible Refunds
Benefit from the flexibility of full or partial refunds for your guests
No Extra Cost
Refunds are free and we refund any payment fees to you and your customer
Quick Refunds
Request a refund in seconds on our easy-to-use dashboard
Free Weekly Payouts
We'll send you weekly payouts and cover all the fees and costs for sending
Direct to Your Bank Account
Get payouts direct to your bank account of choice
Choose Your Currency
Our platform supports over 115 currencies – so we can send payouts in your currency

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about Payments by Tab? Get in touch.
Case Studies

Meet the Business

Atitlan Sunset Lodge

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

Owner, Atitlan Sunset Lodge
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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!"

General Manager, Paredón Surf House
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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."

Owner, Bamboo Jam
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Personalised advice

Let us help you make sense of your options.

Book a call with one of our advisors to talk about the best options for international payments in your country.

No commitment – just friendly, helpful advice.

Local expertise

We're designed specifically for tourism, working with thousands of businesses across the world.

We can give you advice on all your payments questions – from how to deal with different currencies to the best way to receive your payments.

Help for new businesses

We have special processes in place for new businesses with shorter trading histories.

We work with you directly and can usually get your account set up within 2-3 days, so you can rest easy knowing your payments are taken care of.

Trusted by thousands of businesses

Ready to start taking Payments with Tab?

Apply for an account in 10 minutes, or get in touch and we'll guide you through the process.