Indonesia-based traveltech startup Traveloka has made its debut beyond the Southeast Asian region by launching its services in Australia.
Users in Australia can now access Traveloka services via website or app. They can also start booking five products from flight ticket reservation, accommodation, flight and hotel packages, airport transportation as well as attractions and activities.
“Today we are very enthusiastic to be able to add new countries outside of Southeast Asia. In general, Australia is a country that has better infrastructure in terms of internet connection, payment and adoption, so we hope that our digital presence in Australia can further enrich lives of our users by empowering them to discover the world around them by offering a various travel and lifestyle products in one platform,” Traveloka Head of Global Partnership Yady Guitana said in a press statement.
Through its expansion to Australia, the company aims to help the Indonesian government attract 20 million foreign visitors to Indonesia.
In 2018, according to Indonesia’s statistics bureau (BPS), 1.3 million Australian tourists visited the country last year. The figure is expected to increase by 15 per cent to 1.5 million in 2019.
In addition to its expansion to Australia, Traveloka recently has also opened a new R&D centre in Bangalore, India.
The R&D centre will be the company’s second one after the one it operates in Singapore.