Shopee e-commerce platform launches into hotel reservations
Shopee has partnered with Agoda and Booking.com to launch Shopee Hotel, allowing users to search, book and get instant confirmation for over a million accommodations worldwide, all through the Shopee app.
Consumers will benefit from greater savings and exclusive travel deals, while still being able to discover major landmarks near the hotels of their choice, which can inspire exploration of enclaves, neighborhoods and local attractions.
Meanwhile, hotel partners can enjoy a wider reach and greater visibility on the Shopee app.
Shopee Hotel will be rolled out in seven markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines – just as domestic and international travel begins to pick up in most markets in the Asia region.
Research data from Agoda in September 2021 found that searches for domestic stays were up more than 57% from May. There was also a 37% increase in users in Southeast Asia looking for international destinations.
Terence Pang, COO at Shopee, said the company is keen to support the take-over of local travel and tourism businesses by promoting vacation ideas with hotel partners.
Damien Pfirsch, Commercial Director of Agoda, said: “Travelers know and trust Agoda and Booking.com to make travel easier because we are passionate about using our technology to connect people with the most choice. wide and the most advantageous offers, whether in Asia or in the world. This partnership with Shopee, the first with a regional e-commerce partner, will conveniently bring these great deals to Shopee customers, on a platform they know well.
“At the same time, we can better support our hotel partners and tourism operators by connecting them to the largest online shopping community in Southeast Asia. Such partnerships will help accelerate the recovery of the domestic and global travel and tourism industry in the long term. “