Secure your accommodation with interest-free Afterpay payments.
Accommodation is a travel necessity, but after you've shelled out for your flights, you might be hesitant to put down the dollars for a room straight away.
While some hotels allow you to book with no pre-payment, sometimes in order to secure that special deal, you'll have to pay up front. And sometimes it's important to secure that peak-season room before they all sell out. Or worse, the prices skyrocket.
That's where Afterpay comes in. Working like an interest-free loan, it's easy to sign up for and use, as payments are deducted automatically from your nominated account on a fortnightly basis over four equal installments.
Which accommodation sites offer Afterpay?
Afterpay is not currently partnered with any accommodation booking sites, however, it has secured Jetstar as a partner and is keen to team up with many more merchants in the travel market.
"At Afterpay, we are focused on offering Afterpay for life's little luxuries and we believe the demand for Afterpay in the travel market will be very strong," says head of Afterpay Nick Molnar.
While there's no news yet on whether (or, more accurately, when) Afterpay will start partnering with hotels, we think it's only a matter of time until it happens. In the meantime you can look to ZipMoney, which is similar to Afterpay and offers interest-free layby on accommodation, as well as Wotif, lastminute.com.au, Expedia and other hotel sites that offer book now, pay later options to secure your room and pay it off later.
Watch this space for more information as it comes in.
Are there other companies like Afterpay to book hotels?
Yes! There's a handful of online hotel booking sites that will allow you to lock in a low price and choose to pay when you arrive. Here are a few of them: