Travelogy is a Singapore-based company that builds scalable travel portals with a focus in Southeast Asia. Started in August 2010, Travelogy has two main products: TripZilla.com and ComeSingapore.com. TripZilla is an outbound travel portal that offers users in a particular country the simplest way to find and book their travels. ComeSingapore, on the other hand is a destination marketing platform for inbound visitors.
Travelogy has just received a funding of S$250,000 from Crystal Horse Investments and the Singapore Media Development Authority via the i.JAM Reload scheme. One of the first companies to be awarded the i.JAM Reload, Travelogy hopes to move one step closer to achieving its vision of becoming the local hero in Asia’s travel scene with the help of this investment.
Travelogy is co-founded by Winnie Tan and Eric Koh. Winnie is a mumpreneur with a string of successful businesses. She has a strong track record, which includes a bubble tea chain, a real estate agency and an art gallery. Winnie is also a Computer Science graduate from the National University of Singapore. Co-founder Eric Koh, meanwhile, is well known for the successful exit of his company JobsCentral to CareerBuilder.
When asked about Travelogy’s future plans with the new funding, the two co-founders shared that they will be moving into Malaysia in the coming months, and is eyeing the Filipino and Indonesian online travel market. In Indonesia, Travelogy will be competing against players like Wego, a travel metasearch company. Wego recently acquired Valadoo, a social commerce startup focused on curated travel packages for its expansion in Indonesia. Other players also include Tourexplora, which help tourists find travel packages at the best bargains in Indonesia.