Introducing PLAY by Afterpay: Aussies can now pay for their
holidays in instalments before they fly


April 5, 2019

 

Afterpay and LayAway Travel have collaborated to create a new travel service,
PLAY - a simple platform that helps Aussie travellers’ pick, book and pay for their holiday
over a series of interest-free instalments prior to their departure date.


The service, which adopts a traditional layby model, is expected to open the door for many
Australians who want to have amazing travel experiences, but also want to be in control of
their personal finances and avoid coming back from a trip with a debt lag.


PLAY allows customers to pick and book a holiday package and pay for it in full in weekly or
fortnightly instalments over a 3- to12-month period before they travel.


David Hancock, Group Head of Afterpay, said It's no secret Australians love to travel, taking
over 11 million outbound international trips per year - cementing our place as one of the
highest travelled nations on earth per capita.


“Taking the Australian passion and hunger for travel into account, what we’ve endeavoured
to do with PLAY is to create high quality, well thought-out packages to provide experiences
they may never have had before, but also manage payment in a way that is responsible.”

Mr Hancock said PLAY is a direct response to customer feedback, with Afterpay’s existing
customer base using instalments as an effective budgeting tool and have been asking to be
able to pay for travel experiences in the same way.

 

“PLAY is different to Afterpay as customers pay in full before they travel. However, the same
Afterpay values that people know and trust still apply, like responsible spending, no interest,
and regular, equal repayments.

 

“It’s great to see that throughout the current pilot program with PLAY, the customers involved
have given the same amazing feedback we get regularly from our Afterpay customers,” Mr
Hancock said.

 

Andrew Paykel, Managing Director of LayAway said, “Every week PLAY curates a number of
unique, high quality and high value travel deals to cater for different travel tastes and
budgets across relaxation, wellness, adventure, culture and party categories.

“PLAY then combines these once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the ability to pay for them in
advance, in weekly or fortnightly interest-free instalments, and over the time period that best
suits you.”

 

PLAY makes all travel, accommodation and other related bookings and payments on the
customer’s behalf.


PLAY is available at www.pickpayplay.com

About Afterpay
Afterpay offers interest free payment plans for online and instore purchases. Consumers
can buy what they want immediately and pay it off in four equal, interest free fortnightly
instalments.

 

About LayAway Travel
LayAway Travel is a fully licenced travel agency with the Australian Federation of Travel
Agents (AFTA) and an Australian Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) accreditation holder
that has been offering pay-by-instalment travel services since 2015.