inks PayPal agreement


PHUKET, Thailand – has signed an agreement with PayPal, the leading global online payment gateway, and will officially launch the new payment option to customers by early October.

According to chief technology officer, Graham Johnson, PayPal provides customers with a safer and easier way to book and pay for hotels online all around the world.

“Millions of consumers around the world prefer the PayPal payment method simply because of its safety and ease of use.

“With PayPal, adds yet another highly-secure payment method for its customers’ convenience. We are continuing to expand our payment options to offer even greater flexibility for clients booking hotel accommodation around the world,” Mr. Johnson added.

Since its founding in 1998, PayPal has grown to become a global leader in online payment solutions. PayPal allows’s customers to transact securely without disclosing their personal financial information online.

PayPal has over 225 million active users in 190 markets, providing a safer and easier way to pay for hotels and travel online from around the world. is adding PayPal just in time for the upcoming peak season around Southeast Asia. Mr. Johnson predicted it would help drive demand with leisure travelers planning holidays and looking for good deals on hotels in Koh Samui, hotels in Phuket, or hotels in Bali.

He also expected it would also appeal to corporate clients looking for Hong Kong hotels, Singapore hotels, or Bangkok hotels.

ABOUT HOTELTRAVEL.COM is a leader in worldwide hotel bookings and a pioneer in online customer service, providing the inside track to the best deals and discounts for hotels in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1999, the company’s multi-lingual website offers eight languages – English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Korean – supported by a 24-hour customer service center staffed by native speakers in each language. The company employs over 300 staff with offices in Thailand, Malaysia, and China.