The partnership begins in Singapore, Malaysia before expanding to 8 more Southeast Asian markets in APAC in 2021
SINGAPORE, Dec 21, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Digital travel platform Agoda has a regional partnership with Asia leading platform buy now, pay later atom be the first to offer flexible payment options for accommodation bookings Singapore and Malaysiabefore launching it in eight other markets South East Asia and APAC in 2021.
As part of the partnership from December 21st, travelers in Singapore and Malaysia can pay for their accommodation in three simple, interest-free payments with no additional fees or service charges by selecting Atome at checkout on agoda.com or the Agoda mobile app. In Singapore and Malaysia, Agoda’s platform offers over 34,000 accommodations for all budgets and travel needs. This new convenient and secure payment option for Agoda travelers is expanding to include more Southeast Asian (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) Markets as well Hong Kong and Taiwan next year.
Agoda Vice President Commercial Finance, Darren Makarem said: “We are always looking for innovative ways to make travel easier for more people by using technology to simplify the search, booking and payment processes. The launch of our installment plan with Atoms is attracting travelers from Singapore and Malaysia who may have found it before. ” It is impractical to pay for your booking in one lump sum in order to spread the cost over multiple payments by opting to pay with Atome without incurring additional costs. “
David Chen, CEO of Atome, said, “This marks the beginning of a truly exciting regional partnership with Agoda. Travel and tourism support so many businesses, livelihoods and economies around the world.” Asia. We are truly honored to be doing our part in promoting domestic tourism by introducing the payment flexibility and convenience of Buy Now, Pay Later on the Agoda platform today. Than more limits in Asia Reopened for travel in 2021, our regional partnership will enable even more Agoda travelers to enjoy this convenient payment and flexibility at the checkout and to improve the customer experience. “
atom, a leading “buy now, pay later” technology company headquartered in Singapore, started its service in December 2019 and is now partner to over 2,000 online and offline retailers including Sephora, Zara, Marks & Spencer, IUIGA and iStudio in industries such as fashion, beauty, lifestyle, homeware and travel.
From the beginning as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore In 2005, the Agoda digital travel platform grew into a global network of over 2.5 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, providing travelers with easy access to a wide range of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, houses and villas, depending on the Requires all budgets and travel needs. In 2019, Agoda added a flight product and packages to make traveling even easier.
Headquarters in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and has more than 4,000 employees in 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 39 languages.
Atome is a leading brand that buys now, gets paid later Asia, a partnership with online and offline retailers to increase conversions and grow average orders and customer segments. For consumers, Atome offers choice, convenience and flexibility when shopping and paying. Atome is part of the Advance Intelligence Group, an AI-powered Series C technology headquartered in Singapore, with operations across South East Asia, India and Greater China. The Advance Intelligence Group was recently ranked # 5 on LinkedIn’s list of Top Startups 2020 in Singapore.
Michael de Waal-Montgomery
Ellerton & Co. Public Relations
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