Agoda partners Atome to offer instalment payment option for bookings

AGODA has made it a lot easier for travellers who locate it “inconvenient” to pay for their lodging in just one lump sum to do so in instalments.

The electronic journey platform can make this doable by way of a regional partnership it just formed with “buy now shell out later” technological innovation organization, Atome, to supply flexible instalment payment choice for accommodation bookings.

Under the partnership, which commenced on 21 December, the payment alternative is implemented very first in Singapore and Malaysia. Following yr the choice will be expanded to Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Travellers, at the moment from Singapore and Malaysian, can fork out for their lodging in a few effortless zero curiosity payments with no supplemental costs or services expenses by choosing Atome at checkout on agoda.com or the Agoda mobile application.

Commenting on the partnership Agoda vice president of business finance, Darren Makarem, claimed the instalment possibility would allow travellers “to distribute the costs above many payments by picking out to pay back with Atome without the need of incurring more costs.”

David Chen, CEO of Atome, additional that “as additional borders in Asia re-open up for vacation in 2021 our regional partnership will let even far more Agoda travellers to appreciate this payment benefit and flexibility at checkout, strengthening the buyer experience.”

Atome, headquartered in Singapore, introduced its service in December 2019. Its on the net and offline vendors consist of Sephora, Zara, Marks & Spencer, IUIGA and iStudio throughout verticals these as vogue, magnificence, way of living, homeware and vacation.

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