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Global Travel Fair Ignites Thailand’s Tourism Revival!

Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading travel platform, remains committed to Thailand’s ongoing tourism revival and surging global travel by holding Traveloka International Travel Fair 2023. Riding on the momentum of border restrictions removal in most countries, Traveloka reaffirms its commitment to contribute to the international tourism sector by offering a wide range of travel products. This includes transportation, accommodation and lifestyle deals with discounts of up to 99% off via international partners.

Traveloka has seen a strong uplift in international travel. In Thailand, international flight and accommodation searches surged by 200% during the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) also reported growth in the previous quarter of 2022, when the Thai outbound market surged to a three-year high in December 2022.

Top Traveloka destinations within Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and in particular, Japan, remain favorites with Thais. The Thai Travel Services Association (TTSA) said as many as 1 million Thais could visit Japan this year, as outbound tourism is recovering. The TTSA predicted that the total number of outbound tourists could reach between 6 to 7 million, or about 70% of pre-pandemic figures.

Iko Putera, CEO of Transport for Traveloka, said, “To serve our users in Thailand, Traveloka continues to embrace opportunities to stay ahead of the curve by responding to changing traveler behavior with consumer-centric solutions while also contributing positively to the tourism industry. The International Travel Fair is part of the company’s commitment in growing global tourism, while providing convenience to our customers in planning and realizing their travel aspirations, especially for international travel.

“The International Travel Fair in Thailand last year saw a near sixfold increase in international flights transactions, which is evidence that it increased customers’ demand while supporting our business partners. We also remain bullish on outbound travel and believe the discounts and deals available at the fair will continue to propel further demand. Not only we are passionate about reviving Thailand’s tourism industry, the International Travel Fair is also expected to drive revenue to our valued business partners,” Iko added.

Baifern Pimchanok, Brand Ambassador for Traveloka Thailand and Vietnam, is a regular user of the app and she agreed the International Travel Fair would help drive Thailand’s tourism renaissance. She said: “I love to explore new destinations, and I always use the Traveloka app when traveling because of how its seamless booking journey saves time. It also offers a consistent number of deals on flights, accommodation and experiences at reasonable rates in addition to information on destinations I like to visit. I hope Traveloka’s International Travel Fair enables consumers to find great deals to inspire their thirst for travel.”

Scheduled from 29 May to 2 June 2023 and in collaboration with over 4,500+ international business partners, this year Traveloka’s International Travel Fair will also feature offline pre-promotional activities for the first time, including a pop-up booth at EMQuartier (A Space, third floor) on 23 May 2023 for participants to secure additional discount coupons. To complement the travel experiences, Traveloka International Travel Fair also highlights its lifestyle offerings under its ‘Xperience’ product and is providing special discounts on attractions, activities, tours, international data plan, beauty and spa products.

While offering amazing deals to its customers, Traveloka also enhances its travel products with excellent features that allow users to plan their trip conveniently. Those features include:

● Flights – Student Tickets feature allows student passengers to get the best price packed with added benefits such as advanced seat selection, extra baggage allowance, meals, and travel insurance.

● Hotels – Pay Upon Check-In lets guests pay on check-in while providing added peace-of-mind with guaranteed stays, easy refunds, and easy rescheduling.

● Xperience – provides customers access to both easy refunds and easy rescheduling on world class beauty and spa products plus much, much more.

Additional benefits will be available for Traveloka customers by simply downloading the Traveloka app or updating to the most recent version, navigate to the International Travel Fair section on the homepage, and take advantage of savings on both domestic and international travel. For more information and program terms and conditions, please visit https://www.traveloka.com/en-th/promotion/internationaltravelfair2023

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