JAKARTA, 11th July 2019 – Traveloka as the leading Travel & Lifestyle booking platform in Southeast Asia, strengthens its commitment to provide end-to-end transportation solutions by introducing its newest product, Japan Trains. The Japan Trains product is the embodiment of Traveloka’s “Right to Win” mission, especially since Traveloka is the only Travel and Lifestyle booking platform that provides JR passes in Indonesia to accommodate outbound travel. As a tangible manifestation in providing seamless and complete end-to-end transportation solutions, Traveloka has established a partnership with West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) today (July 11), and become 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 Apps.
(Left – Right) Abraham Soedjito, VP of Rail & International Connectivity, Traveloka; Caesar Indra, CEO Transport Traveloka; Kenji Uno, General Manager, Inbound Tourism Div. Marketing Dept, JR-West; Junko Katoh, Assistant Manager, Inbound Tourism Div. Marketing Dept, JR-West during the MoU signing procession
According to Mastercard Future of Outbound Travel data in the Asia Pacific (2016 to 2021), outbound travel in Asia Pacific is expected to grow by an annual rate of 6 percent over the forecast period of 2016-2021. Indonesia is listed as one of the countries with the largest growth in overseas travel in Asia, which reached 8.6 percent growth per year and tourist numbers expected to exceed 10.6 million in 2021. Meanwhile, international outbound travel trips by Australian residents are estimated at 10 million in 2016 and are forecasted to grow by an average of 3.5 percent per year to reach 11.8 million trips by 2021.
Also attending the signing ceremony event, Kenji Uno, General Manager, Inbound Tourism Division of JR-West Marketing Department said, “We are very excited to embark on this strategic partnership with one of the leading Travel & Lifestyle booking platforms in Southeast Asia, Traveloka. We share the same mission and commitment, where JR-West and Traveloka would like to complete travelers’ experience in Japan. By providing easy and convenient ticketing access, Southeast Asian customers can capture a pleasant and memorable travel experience during their visit in Japan.”
The JR-West train network has a total length of up to 4,900 km, covering 18 prefectures (regions) including the Kansai area which is full of interesting attractions. JR-West is equipped with both conventional trains and high-speed trains, or better known as Shinkansen.
The strategic partnership between Traveloka and JR-West provides convenience for users, which includes:
- Traveloka as trusted JR-West partner: Most competitive price and complete selection of passes
- Flexible fulfillment: E-ticket, airport pick-up, or direct shipping by courier
- Will be available in other SEA countries by 2020: Starting in Indonesia in 2019 and will be available in other SEA countries next year.
To-date Traveloka app has been downloaded for more than 40 million times, making Traveloka as the leading booking platform for Travel and Lifestyle products which increasingly complement the needs of its users. Currently, Traveloka has inventories with more than 120 airline partners, serving more than 200 flight routes. Not only does Traveloka offer more than 10 products including transportation, accommodation, lifestyle, and financial services, Traveloka has also provided more than 40 payment method options for its users.