Unlock Growth and Agility for Travel Companies with Numarqe

The travel industry? It's seen better days. Lenders are skittish, cash flow is a rollercoaster, and surprise expenses lurk around every corner. But there's this company, Numarqe. They might just be the lifeline travel firms that need to conquer the post-pandemic financing headaches the travel sector encounters.


The travel industry, while showcasing remarkable resilience, continues to navigate a complex financial landscape in 2024. Finance teams finding flexible travel finance solutions remains a hurdle, fueling the search for innovative credit options that cater to the sector's unique needs. In this environment, Numarqe emerges as a game-changer. Its flexible credit platform, tailored travel expense management tools, and multi-currency capabilities address the core financial pain points of travel companies, enabling them to seize opportunities and achieve their growth ambitions.

Key Financial Challenges Faced by Travel Companies in 2024

  • Lingering Uncertainty and Perceived Risk
    The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have left a lasting impression on the travel industry and travel company credit. While bookings are rebounding, many traditional lenders still perceive travel companies as high-risk. This perception limits access to travel company credit, which is necessary for operating during seasonal troughs, seizing growth opportunities, or weathering unforeseen external shocks.
  • Cash Flow Volatility
    The travel industry is inherently cyclical, with demand fluctuating based on seasonality, economic trends, and external events like geopolitical tension or public health concerns. This volatility makes it challenging to manage cash flow effectively, especially when upfront costs for securing accommodations, transportation, and travel experiences are significant. Businesses need flexible credit and travel finance solutions to ensure they have the working capital to navigate highs and lows.
  • Dependency on Vendors and Suppliers
    Travel companies rely on a vast network of global vendors, including hotels, airlines, tour operators, and experience providers. Managing payments across multiple currencies, time zones, and regulatory environments adds complexity and cost. Fluctuating exchange rates and inefficient travel payment solutions can erode margins and disrupt supplier relationships.
  • Shifting Consumer Expectations
    The pandemic has fundamentally reshaped traveller preferences. Consumers demand personalised, seamless, and highly flexible travel experiences. Meeting these expectations requires continuous investments in technology and marketing and the ability to scale operations rapidly to capitalise on rising demand. Companies need financial agility and streamlined travel expense management to pursue innovation and ensure they remain at the forefront of industry trends.

How Numarqe Addresses the Specific Needs of the Travel Industry

Numarqe's approach to business finance is designed to empower travel companies with the tools they need to overcome these challenges. Here's how:

Flexible Credit Lines

Numarqe's AI-powered underwriting process takes a holistic view of a business's financial profile, revenue potential, and market dynamics. This often results in up to 10x higher credit limits for travel companies than traditional banks may offer, especially for rapidly growing or seasonal travel companies. With Numarqe, you can:

  • Manage Seasonal Fluctuations: Access funds to cover expenses during slower periods, ensuring seamless operations year-round.
  • Invest in Growth: Secure the capital needed for expansion, marketing campaigns, technology upgrades, or acquisitions.
  • Respond to Opportunities: React quickly to emerging trends, secure last-minute bookings, or negotiate better rates with suppliers.

Multi-Currency Credit and Payments

Numarqe's platform simplifies cross-border transactions with multi-currency credit cards (issued in GBP, EUR, and USD) and streamlined payment solutions. This allows travel companies to:

    • Reduce Foreign Exchange Costs: This allows travel companies to reduce foreign exchange costs and pay international vendors directly in their local currency, simplifying foreign exchange for your travel business.
    • Mitigate FX Risk: Offering cards in the currencies you operate in reduces FX costs by mitigating the need to hedge and avoids costly conversion fees.
    • Seamlessly Expand: Enter new markets confidently, knowing that your payment processes are optimised for global operations.

Streamlined Expense Management

Numarqe empowers travel companies to take control of their spending with powerful tools:

    • Effortless Virtual and Physical Card Issuance: Provide employees, even agents and vendors, with corporate credit cards, whether they are virtual credit cards or physical corporate credit card products, to easily book flights, hotels, and other travel-related payments, simplifying booking processes. These corporate cards can also be added to employee digital wallets via Apple Pay and Google Pay, further facilitating cashless transactions.
    • Customisable Controls: Set spending limits, merchant restrictions, and real-time alerts to prevent overspending and unauthorised use.
    • Data-Driven Insights: Analyse spending patterns across departments, locations, and suppliers to identify cost-saving opportunities.

Seamless Accounting Integrations

Numarqe's deep integration with leading accounting software like Xero, Sage, Netsuite and Microsoft Dynamics unlocks powerful benefits:

    • Automated Reconciliation: Eliminate manual data entry and tedious reconciliation processes, save countless hours of administrative work, and reduce errors.
    • Comprehensive Cash Flow Visibility: Gain real-time insights into your financial health with up-to-date dashboards and reports.
    • Accurate VAT Coding: Ensure compliance and simplify tax reporting with automated VAT calculation and coding.
    • Comprehensive Transaction Exports Tools: Even if you have a custom accounting or ERP solution, our export tools ensure you are able to get the data you need into your systems as seamlessly as possible.

Additional Benefits of Numarqe for the Travel Industry

Beyond the core benefits outlined, Numarqe provides a range of value-added features that further enhance financial operations for travel businesses:

  • Proactive Risk Mitigation
    Numarqe's AI-powered platform continuously monitors transaction patterns and spending behaviours, providing early alerts of potential fraud or unauthorised activity. This level of proactive monitoring safeguards your company's finances and helps minimise losses.
  • Enhanced Supplier Relationships
    Numarqe's streamlined payment processes and the ability to transact in local currencies strengthen business relationships with global vendors. Timely payments in their preferred currency can foster loyalty and may even lead to negotiated discounts or better terms.
  • Scalability and Growth Support
    Numarqe's solutions are designed to grow alongside your business. As your operations expand, travel volume increases, or you enter new markets, Numarqe's flexible credit limits and streamlined payment systems scale effortlessly, eliminating the need to renegotiate terms or switch providers constantly.
  • Customer-Centric Support
    Numarqe's commitment to client satisfaction means you have a dedicated support team readily available to address questions or concerns promptly. This ensures minimal disruptions to your financial operations, allowing you to focus on serving your clients and growing your business.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
    Numarqe's detailed transaction data and analytics tools empower travel companies to make informed decisions about their finances. By identifying spending trends, pinpointing inefficiencies, and forecasting cash flow needs, you can optimise budgets, negotiate better supplier deals, and chart a confident path for growth.

Don’t take our word. Our customers speak of the benefits.

"Numarqe has been a game-changer for our travel business. They understand our unique financial needs and have provided travel finance solutions that directly address our pain points. The platform is intuitive, the support is exceptional, and we've seen significant improvements in our cash flow and operational efficiency."

– Head of Treasury, Luxury Travel Company

Luxury Travel Companies are already benefiting. Why is your Travel business missing out?

By offering a sophisticated blend of flexible credit, multi-currency payments, streamlined expense management, and deep accounting integrations, Numarqe positions travel companies for success in the dynamic landscape of 2024 and beyond. With Numarqe as a strategic partner, the challenges of the past give way to opportunities for growth and expansion, as well as the delivery of exceptional travel experiences to discerning clientele.

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