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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Travel agents in Southeast Asia are beginning to see their businesses shrink where online booking tools are now becoming popular.
Indonesian flight search engine Traveloka.com has recorded staggering growth in the last two months, with the startup processing more than two million flight searches last month, and the team claims that they are on track to increase that number even more. When you consider that the same startup was processing around 400,000 flight searches just back in November, that means 500 percent growth in only two months.
Friska Ruslim, the business development manager…shared that they are now discussing the possibility of adding hotel and tour packages features to the website.