Emirates and Traveloka Establish Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Tourism Recovery Across the Southeast Asia Region

Emirates yesterday 3rd November signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Southeast Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle platform, Traveloka, to accelerate the region’s tourism industry recovery, enhance the brands’ cooperation and establish the grounds for a strategic partnership. The MoU was signed by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations – Far East, and Iko Putera, CEO of Transport, Traveloka, and took place in Traveloka Campus, Indonesia.

The partnership will help Emirates’ flights be more visible and accessible to travellers in five Asian markets: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Under this MoU, both parties will also collaborate on joint activities and marketing campaigns.

“With international borders relaxing, we’ve witnessed the demand for air travel surge across our global markets, which reflects how eager people are to fly again. The MoU we’ve signed today opens up new channels for travellers to discover and book on Emirates, and also reaffirms our solid commitment to Southeast Asia as we continue to identify partners and opportunities to contribute to the region’s travel and tourism recovery. We look forward to working closely with Traveloka in this new and exciting partnership,” said Orhan Abbas.

“We are delighted that the tourism sector is rebounding faster than anticipated due to more people finding the confidence to travel to various destinations across the world. Both Traveloka and Emirates have been sharing the same vision towards the recovery, as we hope this partnership will bring greater impacts for the travel industry. We are confident that the holistic travel solutions provided by Traveloka merged with exceptional services and world class products from Emirates will create remarkable travel experiences for our customers. As a leading travel and lifestyle platform in Southeast Asia, Traveloka is committed to work hand-in-hand with our partners to fulfil our customers’ aspirations,” said Iko Putera, CEO of Transport, Traveloka.

Southeast Asia has always been a strategic market for Emirates and the airline reaffirms that through its multiple partnerships that it had initiated over the years. Earlier this year, Emirates signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with Malaysia Tourism Board to develop inbound traffic into the country from the airline’s key strategic markets, further helping to boost the tourism industry and promote Malaysia as a unique travel destination. Currently, Emirates connects Kuala Lumpur to its Dubai hub with 14 weekly flights on the route, with its Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates will also recommence operations of its flagship A380 between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai beginning 1 December 2022 to meet the increase in demand for travel to and from Malaysia.

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4 November 2022

Author: Terry KS

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