December 2, 2023

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Agoda partners Atome to offer instalment payment option for bookings

AGODA has made it simpler for travellers who locate it “inconvenient” to spend for their accommodation in one lump sum to do so in instalments.

The electronic travel system will make this feasible by means of a regional partnership it just shaped with “buy now shell out later” know-how company, Atome, to supply flexible instalment payment possibility for accommodation bookings.

Underneath the partnership, which commenced on 21 December, the payment alternative is carried out to start with in Singapore and Malaysia. Upcoming 12 months the selection will be expanded to Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Travellers, now from Singapore and Malaysian, can fork out for their lodging in three easy zero fascination payments with no additional charges or service charges by selecting Atome at checkout on or the Agoda cell application.

Commenting on the partnership Agoda vice president of industrial finance, Darren Makarem, explained the instalment selection would allow travellers “to spread the charges about various payments by choosing to fork out with Atome without the need of incurring additional costs.”

David Chen, CEO of Atome, extra that “as more borders in Asia re-open up for travel in 2021 our regional partnership will allow for even more Agoda travellers to get pleasure from this payment ease and versatility at checkout, improving the buyer working experience.”

Atome, headquartered in Singapore, introduced its service in December 2019. Its online and offline vendors include things like Sephora, Zara, Marks & Spencer, IUIGA and iStudio across verticals this kind of as manner, splendor, life-style, homeware and journey.

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