GoZayaan doubles down on international travel services

GoZayaan provides convenience to travelers by regularly introducing new and exciting services. From premium hotel inventory, flight booking solutions, travel insurance, and baggage insurance, GoZayaan has constantly introduced new innovations. The company says it aims to bring every element of international travel — flights, hotels, tours — under one platform.

If you are a regular traveler, you are well aware of all the challenges travelers like you have to face when it comes to traveling internationally from Bangladesh. Travelers routinely complain publicly online about many of these challenges. For others, it’s so frustrating, that even complaining isn’t worth it.

It is bad for morale to count one’s problems but it helps in developing understanding and awareness. So for the greater good, here are some of the challenges travelers face while booking international travel services from Bangladesh.

Unconnected local sellers don’t provide enough options For hotels or international flights, making informed decisions is a challenge. It’s often like a blind date. You choose something and you wish for the best. Little or no option to see room photos when it comes to booking hotels or learn about specific amenities before going on the spot. Likewise, the option to compare prices for multiple flights is limited in the offline-dominated landscape of Bangladesh.

Most people can’t access the services of foreign platforms on the Internet Which offers a large inventory of international hotels for various reasons such as limiting payment methods to foreign credit cards or approved dollar credit cards. Now the vast majority of Bengalis do not have international credit/debit cards, which limits their ability to pay for these services.

Many of these foreign sites now also offer a “pay at property” option, which means you can pay as soon as you arrive at the hotel. But it requires carrying and appropriating a large amount of additional foreign currency while traveling. The skyrocketing exchange rates are a major drawback in this regard. And you may not want to carry that amount of foreign currency anyway. One option can make this whole story too simple for most Bangladeshis It is to let them pay in the local currency. Unfortunately, there is no option to use local currency or pay through local methods on these international sites.

To avoid many of these challenges, many travelers choose to take tours. But tour packages come with their own limitations. For example, group tours often put people’s vacation time into specific boxes with little freedom. You can do this but not that. You can go to these places but not to those places. The majority of these packages are not customizable. You often give up and go reluctantly because there aren’t many options left. Anyway, life is bad compromises, you can control yourself.

Enter ambitious GoZayaan International Travel Services

GoZayaan, a travel technology company in Dhaka, has been an extraordinary player in this space since its birth. Rather than thinking of great ideas, the company has a knack for taking real challenges travelers face head-on. The close attention to the long list of solutions offered by the company over the past three years proves that the company truly takes the challenges of travelers to its core.

Throughout the pandemic, GoZayaan has provided several services to enable domestic travel in Bangladesh. With the entry of the post-pandemic world and international travel back in full force, GoZayaan has turned its attention to addressing the challenges travelers face when it comes to international travel from Bangladesh.

We discussed some of the major pain in the ass for international travelers above. Let’s see how GoZayaan designs solutions to solve these challenges.

Let’s start with the last challenge we mentioned – inflexible flight packages. Since then, GoZayaan has turned flight offerings on its head. The company offers online packages that are completely customizable to provide freedom to travelers. Design your own travel plans. Choose the destinations you want to visit. The foods you want to eat. Adventures you want to do. And simply ask GoZayaan to make it happen.

To provide absolute freedom to book any hotel, GoZayaan has built an inventory of nearly 700,000 hotels—The largest Bangladeshi travel platform. You can book based on all your preferences – price, amenities, location or any other priorities. Detailed information, photos and location data about each hotel are provided to facilitate decision making. The GoZayaan platform also allows users to customize their search according to star rating and price. Cherry at the top, reviews from other users are visible to determine the quality of the hotel.

For flights, GoZayaan offers comprehensive international aviation solutions. You can browse many flight options, compare prices and choose the best. The process is completely transparent and puts control in the hand of the traveler.

Now that you have chosen the hotel and flights, how do you make the payment? GoZayaan has made it possible to pay through any local payment method – Credit Card, Debit Card, Bkash, Nagad, Upay, Tap, etc. Don’t worry about dollar endorsements or foreign credit cards.

The entire process is automated and does not require travelers to make calls or speak to a representative to confirm reservations. Instant confirmation with voucher for reservation is provided.

Most importantly, travelers can take advantage of 0% EMI for up to 6 months for flights, hotels and tours. GoZayaan is the only online travel platform in Bangladesh that currently offers 0% EMI for trips. We’ve also covered GoZayaan’s unique EMI facilities before here. It allows you to travel without putting extra pressure on your monthly paycheck. You can split your expenses and pay in monthly installments.

GoZayaan ventures out into an area that has often been overlooked before. People used to rely on international websites for international travel services. GoZayaan says it is changing consumer behavior and pushing travelers to book these services through local websites. The company says it aims to bring every element of international travel — flights, hotels, tours — under one platform.

We go further

Apart from improving the existing travel services, GoZayaan has hired many local and international vendors to provide value added services to its customers. Let’s take a look at several of these services

travel loan: Online travel loans can be availed of up to 200,000 BHD. We’ve written about GoZayaan Travel Loan before here. It’s one of the most interesting service innovations in the travel industry lately.

Travel Insurance: During times of COVID, GoZayaan has launched a travel insurance service which can be availed for as little as BHD 10. This included coverage of up to 100,000 BDT and confirmation of appropriate medical care in case the traveler contracts COVID during their stay.

Baggage insurance: By partnering with BlueRibbon Bags, GoZayaan has become the first company in Bangladesh to provide baggage protection. You don’t have to worry about lost baggage anymore, as only 300 BHD premium while buying tickets can result in a reward of up to 30,000 BHD in case of lost baggage.

Final Comment

GoZayaan was founded in 2017 with the goal of empowering travelers. Using a combination of innovation and service, the company has experienced excellent growth. But she does not want to count on her success.

GoZayaan says it aims to provide a comprehensive automated travel booking experience. Whether one prefers relaxing beach vacations or daring adventures, travel is for everyone and travelers deserve the freedom to explore every horizon of their dreams. GoZayaan says it’s here to empower travelers to realize their limitless dreams.

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