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Articles tagged “Traveloka”

Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia, Booking.com, and Ctrip are boosting the supply of sightseeing and experiences options that can be booked in merely a few clicks. But several factors are complicating any plans they may have to dominate bookings in this sector the way they have in flights and hotels.

5 months ago

Traveloka to Launch Credit Card to Complement Its Travel App

Traveloka to Launch Credit Card to Complement Its Travel App

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

After changing the way many across Southeast Asia book travel, it's logical that the expansion-hungry Traveloka would make a play into financial services next.

6 months ago

Lessons From a Destination’s Crisis Recovery in Asia

Lessons From a Destination’s Crisis Recovery in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It's understandable that Sri Lanka wants arrivals to return to pre-Easter bombing levels soonest. The challenge is knowing what measures are needed, amid the sense of urgency that can cloud the mind.

8 months ago

Top Tech Exec at Traveloka Instrumental in New Wave of Growth Dies

Top Tech Exec at Traveloka Instrumental in New Wave of Growth Dies

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Grief hits Traveloka as a key member of the leadership team passes away, just as the company is looking to raise new funding.

8 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Traveloka Pushes Further Into Events

Southeast Asia’s Traveloka Pushes Further Into Events

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Looks like Traveloka is wading deeper into events such as concerts and sports, a big business in Southeast Asia with the biggest gatherings drawing huge local and regional crowds. Its investment in an events technology company shows the potential of tours and activities hasn't been tapped yet.

9 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Here's a riddle: If Traveloka sells lifestyle services and AirAsia is not just an airline, what is an online travel agency? The industry will have to coin a new term since everyone is starting to sell more than just flights and hotels. Any suggestions?

12 months ago

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tony Fernandes is taking AirAsia on "the final part of the company's evolution," one that will see the airline become a tech player. But it’s one thing to disrupt legacy carriers, and another to disrupt the disruptors in the online travel space. He disagrees, of course.

12 months ago

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Any form of industry players conspiring to protect their self-interests should be thoroughly investigated. Hopefully this unsettling episode in Indonesia will end soon and everyone can go back to booking the best deal they can get without lame invisible hands interfering with the process.

1 year ago

Why Does Traveloka Want to Venture Into Competitive Australia?

Why Does Traveloka Want to Venture Into Competitive Australia?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Traveloka is going after a slice of the Australian online travel market. That's brave. Even though the market is robust, the space is highly competitive. While Indonesia is popular among Australians, travelers still mainly prefer Bali, which is like their backyard. So what has Traveloka to offer?

1 year ago

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A bigger chunk of online travel bookings will be made through mobile in Southeast Asia and players need to improve the user experience fast. Learn from Expedia, which has been anointed the guru of mobile in the region by a Google/Accenture study.

1 year ago

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Tom Lowry, Skift

Find out how Skift picks, creates, and polishes its stories with our team's own greatest hits list. Here's hoping you enjoy reading these stories as much as we liked reporting and writing them.

1 year ago

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns: ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns: ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In what appears to be a clash of ideals and aspirations, the brains behind Traveloka’s technology, Derianto Kusuma, is leaving the company he co-founded in early 2012. It is telling how a startup that has reached unicorn status is changing. But is it for the better?

1 year ago