BANGKOK: Thailand’s oldest lender, Siam Industrial Financial institution (SCB), explained on Monday (Could 24) it plans to launch a lodge booking software future yr that does not cost hospitality operators a gross revenue payment.
The bank claimed it would start the app, Zero GP OTA, to aid small and medium-sized lodge business owners to reduce their on the internet journey company (OTA) expenses.
“The new system is scheduled to roll out early up coming calendar year when the COVID-19 problem starts to abate and tourism rebounds,” SCB stated in a statement.
The transfer arrives soon after SCB, the country’s fourth-biggest loan provider by assets, declared a joint venture with Indonesian vacation startup, Traveloka, last month to give fiscal expert services to Thai clients.
Thai banking companies have been investing in new digital systems and companies as they confront developing competitors from economical know-how and payment startups like journey-hailer, Seize.
SCB’s Zero GP OTA will make on its foods shipping assistance, Robinhood, which was introduced past 12 months amid a surge in demand for foodstuff deliveries amid lockdowns triggered by the pandemic.
Robinhood has 90,000 retailers and 15,000 shipping drives, reported SCB.
“The system and the support of more than 1 million Robinhood customers will aid hoteliers,” claimed Thana Thienachariya, chairman of Purple Ventures, the bank’s e-marketplace device.