HotelQuickly Ltd cofounder and CEO Tomas Laboutka remains unfazed, but not complacent either, by the entry of bigger rivals into the last-minute hotel booking space.
After successfully raising a second round, HotelQuickly Ltd, a Hong Kong-based company that helps travellers book hotel rooms in the last minute, is geared for the next stage of growth, with the Malaysian market key to its plans.
Mobile bookings for travel grew faster than desktop at 20% versus the latter’s 2% over the first six months of 2014, with Asia Pacific leading the way, according to digital performance advertising agency Criteo.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has inked an agreement with Putrajaya Shangri-La Hotel for the deployment of its Hospitality Entertainment Solution, its latest ICT and entertainment package, the two parties said in a joint statement.
DiGi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd has tossed its hat into the crowded online travel ring by launching, together with Asia Web Direct, a new online travel portal called Travelar.com.
HotelQuickly has secured US$1.15 million in Series A funding, with the injection to be channeled toward further expansion within the region and to accelerate product development.
Faeez Fadhlillah, the CEO and co-founder of LagiSatu -- which was recently shortlisted by the Star Accelerator Fund -- talks to DNA about his company's hopes to tap into the fast-growing Muslim traveller market.