03 Mar 2021 - less than 1 min read
Jakarta, 3 March 2021: IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, today officially launched its direct connect partnership with Southeast Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle booking platform, Traveloka. This partnership is an extension of IHG’s approach in localisation as a global company, optimising its digital distribution channel and offering ease of booking to consumers on Traveloka’s platform.
Over 10 hotels within South East Asia and Korea will embark on a pilot programme in February 2021 and connectivity will continue to roll out to participating hotels globally within 2021. Consumers can also look forward to a more convenient booking experience and enjoy a richer range of benefits.
Within Indonesia, Traveloka conducted a Livestream programme and EPIC Sale event accommodating hotels’ creative packages and to boost domestic bookings. In Singapore, it is one of the five booking partners appointed for the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers programme. Traveloka has also launched a series of initiatives to promote safe and flexible bookings, such as Traveloka Clean Accommodation and flexible bookings feature, e.g; Buy Now Stay Later, Online Check-In, Pay Upon Check-In and Easy Reschedule.
IHG currently has 24 hotels in Indonesia with a pipeline of 16 hotels to open within the next three to five years. Six of IHG’s brands are represented in the current portfolio, with another two new brands, Kimpton and Regent, to enter the market. Looking ahead into 2021, upcoming openings include Kimpton Naranta Bali, Holiday Inn Bali Sanur and Holiday Inn Bali Canggu.