Traveloka launches GOverseas Fiesta amid higher international travel demands

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic source: traveloka.com

TRAVELOKA Malaysia is collaborating with its partners in flight, hotel and attraction segments for its “GOverseas: International Travel Fiesta” programme.

With this programme, Malaysians will be able to enjoy up to RM1,335 off of flight tickets, hotels and attractions between May 31 and June 6 this year.

According to Traveloka country manager Angelica Chan, the app has observed more demand from foreign tourists as they can easily visit Malaysia while Malaysians can also travel overseas without having to quarantine.

“With innovation being a large part of Traveloka’s DNA and the fact that Malaysia has an 88.48% smartphone penetration rate, it makes good sense to reignite the wanderlust spirit among Malaysians digitally.

“We are enabling travellers to gain inspiration on what they can do overseas and learn about Covid-19 requirements apart from discovering good deals on the travel superapp and our website,” she said in a statement today.

Chan acknowledged that travellers are unsure about Covid-19 overseas requirements while some are unsure what to do when travelling abroad after two years of being confined to their homes and focusing on other aspects of life.

However, she did not believe that any of these challenges would hinder Malaysians from travelling now.

Traveloka will also be featuring deals of popular travelling destinations and travellers can also look forward to enjoying better deals during GOverseas Fiesta’s daily flash sale sessions between 9pm and 12pm.

The programme also has a GOverseas missions where customers will be rewarded with combinable flight coupons of up to RM25 when they participate and there will also be livestreams especially for popular tourist destinations among Malaysians.

Under the “Traveloka’s important notices tab”, travellers can also find out more about Covid-19 requirements of their intended destination.

Meanwhile, the app’s flight searches for overseas travel have been boosted to pre-pandemic levels between April and May 2022 and its international flight issuance has increased by 48% on average since the border reopening.

“We are observing new patterns involving overseas travellers in Malaysia. In 2019, frequent fliers were very much at ease with overseas travels.

“Their booking journey was straightforward. They searched for the best deals, booked their flights and accommodation on the app and flew,” Chan added.

One of the partners for this programme is Malaysia Airlines Bhd. Its group chief marketing and customer experience officer Lau Yin May said the airline has added new destinations to its flight networks as demand in travelling overseas soars again.

It has commenced direct flights to Doha, Qatar, and is working on an upcoming route to Haneda, Japan.

At the same time, the airline has also increased their flight frequencies from Kuala Lumpur to London, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Colombo and Chennai. 

“As the national carrier, we remain a trusted gateway into Malaysia, welcoming visitors to explore the many wonders that our country has to offer. 

“Most importantly, we have put in place comprehensive Covid-19 health and safety measures, to ensure our passengers can continue to #FlyConfidently,” she said.

On the other hand, Swiss-Garden International COO Ivan Ting looked forward to hosting Malaysians abroad with the best local hospitality through this homegrown brand and is committed to setting higher benchmarks to achieve service excellence for the international market after two years of business limitations.