LUXEMBOURG, August 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Guests at Novum Group hotels can now pay with the new cross-channel payment system
Yapital Financial AG has announced the launch of its new cross-channel payment system at Novum Group Holding GmbH. The owner-operated Novum Group manages a total of 35 hotels in Germany under the brands Novum Hotels, Design and Style Hotels and Centrum Hotels. This makes the Novum Group the first group in the hotel industry to offer its customers this innovative payment method.
Yapital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Otto Group, is reaching a new target group with this collaboration and is present in yet another everyday payment situation: Novum guests can now use this new payment method in the online payment mix to book hotel rooms.
To make a reservation at the online checkout, the customer simply uses the Yapital app to scan the on-screen QR code and clicks on "Confirm". The customer then receives an email as booking confirmation. Alternatively, the guest can pay by entering the Yapital user name and password.
"Yapital is designed to offer its users a secure, fast and easy payment method for all situations," says Nils Winkler, Chairman of the Yapital Board. "This obviously applies to travel too - we want to establish ourselves in this market just as we have done in all other sectors. Collaboration with the Novum Group is a major step in this direction."
"In Novum Group hotels, we combine hospitality with modernity. We are an expanding company and enjoy making use of innovative developments," explains David Etmeman, Managing Partner of Novum Group Holding GmbH. "Yapital offers our guests a secure, easy, relaxed and pleasant alternative to credit card payments - this suits us perfectly."
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About Yapital Financial AG
Yapital is the first European cashless cross-channel payment solution for all channels: stationary, mobile, online and by invoice. It is easy, fast and secure to use: after registering online, the user can immediately send and receive cash via all channels using the Yapital payment method.
For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed payment method, providing process reliability and reducing administrative costs. Yapital also covers all business and service channels, enabling marketing channels to become sales channels. This means business customers can use Yapital not only to reduce costs but also to unlock sales potential at the same time.
In 2011, Yapital was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an electronic money institution.
About Novum Group Holding GmbH
NOVUM is a family-run hotel group and currently has 35 hotels in eight locations in Germany. The foundations were laid in 1988 with the establishment of the first hotel by Nader Etmenan in Hamburg. When management was passed on to his sons, Mortesa and David, further hotels in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg were acquired from 2004 onwards. Since 2010, the Group has been expanding across Germany under the management of Sarah and David Etmenan. The hotels are three- to four-star hotels in central locations whose individual character mainly attracts tourists and businessmen.
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SOURCE Yapital Financial AG