Mobile Payment Solutions for Tour Guides (And Tour Operators)

If you’re a tour guide, whether you’re operating solo or you’re part of a travel company, there’s now a simple, easy and affordable way to take payments from customers.

Accepting credit card payments has been difficult, expensive and annoying for both yourself and the customer.

But now with the Charge App, all the challenges and expense has been reduced to absolute minimum.

Watch How Easy Charge Is To Take Payments On Your Phone (Quick 1:47 Minute Video)…

And with fewer people carrying cash these days, having the ability to take credit card payments on-the-spot within 15 seconds is a must.

With one simple app on your smartphone, you can process credit card payments with just a small transaction fee (and no monthly fees).

3 Ways For Tour GuidesTo Accept Credit Card Payments

1) Bulky Card Swiper/Reader
Also known as a Card Machine or Card Swiper.
These can be standalone or attached to a mobile device.
(Downsides: BULKY and ANNOYING)

2) EFTPOS Machine
Unreliable, And Come With Costly Setup And Monthly Fee.
(Downsides: FIXED and EXPENSIVE)

3) Mobile Payment App
Accept payments on your smartphone or tablet in-person or remotely.
(Fast, Easy and Affordable)

How To Choose A Mobile Payment App For Your Tour Business

Whether you’re a solo tour guide or you own a tour or travel company employing multiple tour guides… your first step is to find the right payment app that can meet all of your needs.

Here’s a list of what to look for in an app…

  • No monthly fee
  • Low transaction fee
  • User-friendly
  • Easy setup
  • Ability to accept in-person and remote payments
  • Safe and secure
  • Easy sales tracking
  • Works on iOS and Android (brands like iPhone, Samsung, Google, etc)
  • Works on smartphones and tablets (eg. iPhone, iPad)
  • Email receipts to customers instantly
  • Integrates with Stripe, the most popular payment processor (aka. Merchant)
  • Positive customer reviews
  • Live chat support
  • One central account plus allows for sub-accounts

Why Is The Charge App The Ideal Solution For Tour Guides To Accept Credit Card Payments?

With the Charge App you can take both credit and debit card payments on the spot as well as remotely to anywhere and anyone.

With Charge you can accept:

  • In-person payments
  • Pre-authorized payments
  • Payment requests
  • Subscription payments

The Charge App is trusted by thousands of small, medium and large removalist. businesses worldwide.

5-Star Reviews:

The Charge App has hundreds of 5-star reviews making it the smart choice for accepting customer payments on your phone.

Charge is fully compatible for both iOS and Android and all smartphones such as iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixel, Oppo, OnePlus and others.

Just a handful of mobile card payment apps have “Stripe Verified Partner” status (view the listing)… and the Charge App is one of them.

Charge is also SCA-Ready and PCI-Compliant, which means each time you take a payment, you have Fort Knox-level security for you and your customer.


Charge for Stripe on Google Play
Charge for Stripe on the App Store

Charge Is Used By Local Tour Guides Worldwide!

Join our global community of Tour Guides and Tour Operators using the Charge App to process debit and credit card payments.

All types of Tour Guides rely on the Charge App, such as…

  • Tourist Guides
  • Travel Guides
  • Historical/Heritage Guides
  • Adventure guides (river, climbing, hiking, fishing, off-road vehicle tour guides)
  • Museum Guides
  • Nature Guides
  • City Guides
  • Park Guides
  • Freelance Guides
  • Wine Tasting Tour Guides
  • Foodie Trail Guides
  • Cultural Guides
  • Religious/Temple Guides
  • Cruise Guides
  • Shopping Guides
  • Hotel Guides

So regardless of which type of local guide service you offer, the Charge App can be your easy and affordable way to take customer payments.

The 4 Easy Ways To Process Credit Card Payments With Charge…

1) Tap and Go

Just tap the customer’s credit card against your smartphone or tablet to take payment.

2) Payment Requests

Send a request for payment to a local client or anywhere in the world.

3) Photo

Your phone’s camera instantly captures card details into the Charge App to process a payment.

4) Manually

Simply type the client’s credit card details into the Charge App and press go!

A Reliable Credit Card Processing App For Tour Guides… In The Palm Of Your Hand!

With the Charge App on your smartphone or tablet you enjoy…

Safe, Secure Payments

Take Mobile Payments Secure

Thanks to Stripe’s “Radar” technology, your transactions are monitored to help detect and block fraud. Find out more

Sales Tracking

See how your sales are going today, this week, this month or whenever, with beautiful charts that keep you up-to-date at a glance.

Handy Data

Access detailed info including recent transactions, payouts, or customers. Plus you can process refunds and contact clients directly within the app.


Easy Mobile Payments

Charge is an easy-to-use app (even if you’re not tech savvy) so you can process payments quickly and have money in your account sooner!

Just ‘tap’ a credit card against your smartphone, and “CHA-CHING”… payment processed!

Mobile Payment App Vs Card Reader


Charge for Stripe on Google Play
Charge for Stripe on the App Store


Using the Charge For Stripe app, oh my goodness it’s been such a game changer for my little business in NZ. I did my first transaction at the local craft market and it was such a breeze. It’s so user friendly and I felt confident using it, especially for the fact I’m not your most techno savvy person. Also I thought it was pretty damn cool receiving an email from the programmer. Here’s hoping for more sales and transactions 😁 ” – Google Play user 

Can I accept credit cards AND debit cards?

Yes you can…with the Charge App you can process both credit and debit card payments from anyone, anywhere, anytime (in-person and remotely).

What fees are payable to use the Charge App?

In normal cases there are multiple fees to pay the card processing merchant and to the payment app…but with Charge there’s only two:
1) The merchant fee (this fee is completely unavoidable regardless of which payment app you use)
2) The mobile app’s fee… and with the Charge App, it’s just 1% of the sale amount.

To Use The Charge App:
Setup fee: $0
Monthly fees: $0
Minimum turnover requirements: None
Subscription fees: Not applicable
Stripe’s Merchant fee: Varies by country – learn more at
Charge App Transaction fee: 1% of the sale amount

Here’s an example:
Stripe’s merchant fees in Australia are currently 1.75% + $0.30 for domestic cards.
So for an AUD$100 transaction, here is what the fees would look like:

Sale amount: $100
Stripe fees: $1.75 + $0.30 = $2.05
Charge app fees: $1 (1% of the sale amount)
Total fees: $3.05

That’s it, simple and affordable!

With The Charge App On Your Phone…

…You can take credit and debit card payments with a quick wave of a card over your smartphone or tablet

…You’ll never need to follow a customer to an ATM to get cash out to pay you

…You can transfer funds from your Stripe account direct to your bank account 

…You can check in on your sales stats and monitor customers 24/7

…You can email receipts to customers instantly

And the good thing is there’s no expensive monthly fees to pay, no clunky EFTPOS terminals or annoying card readers to mess with!

Download Charge for Stripe today and accept payments right away!*


Charge for Stripe on Google Play
Charge for Stripe on the App Store
*A Stripe account is required and is free to register.