Finding the right accommodation during a holiday is tricky but crucial. Distance from the city center, cleanliness of rooms, amenities available at the premises, etc. everything impacts the quality of one's vacation. International travel has gained substantial popularity in the past few months as more countries lift travel bans and open their borders to foreign travelers. The demand for international hotels is now more prominent than ever. However, booking foreign hotels from Bangladesh still remains a troubling phenomenon. Travelers routinely face challenges with transparency, limited choice, lack of information, payment, and much more.
This is where GoZayaan comes in. The Dhaka-based travel-tech startup has been working towards solving many of these issues for travelers. The company has on-boarded a massive collection of international hotels — an inventory of over 680,000 hotels on its platform and introduced several other facilities for international travelers.
In this article, we look into the conveniences and benefits GoZayaan has brought for international travelers with this move.
Booking international hotels even a few years ago required heavy dependency on offline agents. The process offered no transparency or visibility to choose one's own stay according to specific preferences. There was no way to compare prices and book hotels by oneself as well.
GoZayaan aimed to solve this problem by providing freedom of choice. No matter what type of stays travelers may prefer, GoZayaan has a solution for all. People can search for hotels based on preferred price points, amenities, ratings, etc. Not only that, it is now possible to compare prices and choose the best hotel option.
GoZayaan's website provides detailed information, photos of amenities, and individual rooms along with information on location and distance from the city center. These added features have made international hotel bookings far more simplified than ever before.
Even a few years ago, if someone wanted to book international hotels online, foreign websites were the only option. While these websites offer both visibility and transparency, payment remains a challenge when it comes to confirming bookings through these websites. Foreign websites only accept international or special credit cards. While paying at the property is an option, skyrocketing exchange rates for foreign currency and the unavailability of the dollar is a significant drawbacks.
GoZayaan came to aid with a solution to this problem for the first time in Bangladesh — the company introduced a local currency payment method for international hotels. With a massive hotel inventory and local payment methods all integrated into their platform, GoZayaan website serves as a 360-degree solution to all possible travel-related problems.
On top of that, GoZayaan has introduced a 0% EMI facility for customers. Thus, not only is it possible for travelers to book international hotels using local payment methods, but they can also use the 0% EMI service, which was not possible before. Using the 0% EMI, customers can book their stays now and pay in installments over a suitable period of time.
GoZayaan did not stop at bringing all essential travel elements under one platform, the company went further to ensure limitless benefits for travelers. The company brought on integrated RT-PCR tests with international flight purchases by partnering up with government-approved labs during the pandemic. To further ensure safety and convenience, GoZayaan brought on affordable international travel insurance onto the platform.
The latest addition to these services is certified baggage protection for as low as 90 BDT. GoZayaan partnered with internationally renowned baggage tracking service ‘Blue Ribbon Bags’ to make this possible for the first time in Bangladesh.
GoZayaan aims to offer a fully automated, all-inclusive travel booking experience. Whether travelers enjoy leisurely beach vacations or exciting expeditions, travel is for everyone. Travelers should have the option to reach whichever vision they desire, regardless of where their interests are. GoZayaan exists to help travelers realize their limitless potential.