Traveloka, a leading travel & lifestyle experiences booking platform and one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Southeast Asia, recently joined Japan Airlines (JAL) in co-hosting a 4th year partnership celebration in Bangkok.
The ceremony was held to commemorate the success of a strategic partnership between Traveloka and JAL, which has steadily evolved from ticket-only bookings to its current mix of complementary packages and services including, Flights+Hotels and Xperience in Japan as well as airport transfers.
Attendees at the ceremony were presented with personalized tours of JAL’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft configured with JAL Sky Suite, its full-flat Business Class seat, and the award-winning Sky Wider Economy Class seat and the Sakura Business Class Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport with live presentations displaying JAL’s best in class SKY WIDER seating, culinary treats, amenities and services. In 2019, JAL was awarded by customers for featuring the World`s Best Economy Class and the World`s Best Economy Class Seat at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards Ceremony held in Paris, France. The ceremony was hosted by London-based airline industry rating and consulting company, Skytrax. Over 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey with 21.65 million eligible entries counted in the results.
The strength and durability of the Traveloka-JAL partnership is measured in multiple ways and milestones that reflect the transition from its Initial offer of single, ticket-only transactions to today’s multiple products and packaged offerings. Traveloka continues to lead the market with its status as the first and only online platform that integrates travel related booking services including, for travelers to Japan among other popular destinations, flights, accommodations, airport transport ( including pick-up and drop-off services) train tickets and also engaging attractions and activities that complete every traveler’s entire experience.
In 2018, according to Nippon.com, a new record number of 31.2 million people visited Japan, an increase of 8.7% in comparison to the previous year, with trends indicating that a target of 40 million visitors will be achieved by 2020. A record number of more than 1 million Thais visited Japan in 2018 with this being the first time for a Southeast Asian country to achieve that figure.
Mr. Tee Chayakul, Country Manager, Traveloka Thailand commented, “We are pleased to continue to play a prominent role with our partners at JAL in further expanding travel and a broader range of end-to-end experiences for vacationers to and from Japan. Our partnership with JAL serves as a model for all our partnerships in expanding beyond single ticket only purchases to our current positioning as a one-stop-go-to platform for all travel and lifestyle needs. We also hope that through this partnership, our users will enjoy the world-class travel experience starting from planning, booking, and during the trip.”
The partnership celebrations have been given an added boost with Traveloka and JAL announcing a special promotion that provides travelers with special incentives and discounts for Package (Flight+Hotel).
Traveloka remains Thailand’s first and only online platform that integrates all travel-related booking services, including flights, hotel accommodations, airport transport (including pick-up and drop-off services), train tickets to cities, and also tickets for many fun and exciting large and small events and activities to enjoy, including joining tour packages, fine and off-the-beaten-track dining, and entertainment.
Mr. Kazuyuki Hijimoto, Vice President & Regional Manager Thailand, Indochina and South Asia Subcontinent added, “Partnering with Traveloka has proven to us the considerable benefits of inclusive and integrated travel in terms of cost and time efficiencies during the pre-trip planning phase and the actual excursion. We are confident that by showcasing our award-winning products and services to a wider audience of travelers to and from Thailand, the partnership we have been so proud of with Traveloka can only continue to grow and prosper.”
For domestic transportation including train tickets to and from many cities in Japan, Traveloka has made the diverse selection process even easier with its signing in 2019 of a strategic partnership with West Japan Railway Company (JR West) to provide comprehensive travel solutions. Traveloka is the first travel and lifestyle booking platform in Southeast Asia to partner directly with JR West to distribute their train passes in Traveloka’s iOS and Android applications.