BankDhofar, Visit Oman unite to offer eCommerce Payment Gateway platform

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Oman-based leading financial institution BankDhofar has partnered with Visit Oman to launch an eCommerce Payment Gateway platform as part of its mission to improve customers’ banking experiences by delivering highly secure payment solutions.

According to the statement, the initiative will enable Visit Oman’s partners to seamlessly purchase flights, accommodation, car rentals, tours, and other Omani travel experiences online and in real-time.

BankDhofar’s eCommerce Payment Gateway comes in line with the bank’s digital transformation roadmap, which aims to provide excellent service to its clients while also strengthening the electronic payment ecosystem and contributing to the digital economy.

The eCommerce Payment Gateway will provide a highly secure, safe, and intelligent eCommerce transaction environment for its customers. Further, the platform will allow Visit Oman’s regional and worldwide travel trade partners to process purchases using their debit or credit cards via its official site and receive rapid confirmation of the transactions.

Salah Al Battashy
Salah Al Battashy
Digital Services Director
Visit Oman

“Visit Oman is delighted to partner with BankDhofar to enable international debit or credit card payments on our digital platform. The integration with BankDhofar’s payment gateway, which will enable digital payment options, is a vital element to our provision of specialized and tailored experiences for our international travel trade partners in key source markets. It is another value-adding element to our state-of-the-art booking platform that enables the promotion of unlimited Omani travel experiences. This goes hand in hand with our vision to contribute to the Sultanate’s inbound tourism put by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MoHT), National Tourism Strategy 2040, and Oman Vision 2040.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Mazeer Al Balushi, Executive Manager – Acquiring Business at BankDhofar said, “BankDhofar is committed to providing quality products and services that fit seamlessly into our customer’s needs and adapt to the increasingly changing technological trends.”

“With this solution offered to Visit Oman, BankDhofar aims to reaffirm its position as a leading bank in the Sultanate in providing secured and innovative payment solutions to enhance the customer experience journey, while enabling Visit Oman’s travel trade partners to process payments safely and securely,” added Mr. Al Balushi.

Following the launch of the VisitOman.om brand at the Oman ministry level in June 2021, Visit Oman is now entering its commercial launch phase in the fourth quarter of 2021. As per the statement, this will allow the platform to evolve into a dynamic, all-encompassing online marketplace that will seamlessly connect the entire accredited Omani tourism supply chain to the travel trade sector in key international source markets.

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