Southeast Asia is the new melting pot for tech disruptions and ideations. According to a report by CB Insights, the tech companies in Southeast Asia were able to raise an astounding $6.5B in disclosed equity funding by September of this year. It pretty much sums up the hastened path of innovation and progress that the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem is on. These developments are mainly powered by the thriving markets of Thailand and Indonesia besides the funding spree.
Traveloka is one of the startups of the ecosystem which was founded in 2012. It has now revolutionalized the Southasian travelling scene. Travelling is an integral part of everyone’s life and it’s totally a hassle when we have trouble booking a flight or choosing a good hotel room. Traveloka is one such company that originated from this idea.
What actually is Traveloka?
Traveloka is a booking platform on web and app that helps people to book their flight tickets or hotels in an easy way. Headquartered in Jakarta, it has become quite popular across the Southeast Asian region. Today, the website and app are available in various locales like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam.
Whose brainchild is it?
It was one heck of a day for Derianto Kusuma when he faced a lot of trouble booking a ticket back to his hometown. He then formed a team with Ferry Unardi and Albert Zhang and this tech geek trio decided to build a website that will make traveling easy for everyone. It initially provided deal comparisons between various providers but was soon developed to book tickets through the websites.
After the hotel booking was integrated, there was no looking back. The intuitive interface of the mobile app lets people book a ticket in less than a minute! They rightly provided everything their audience required.
This Indonesian travel startup has annual revenue of about $3 million. Consistent work, spot-on business model and the urge to solve a problem are the secrets of their success according to us. So, if you plan to visit the Southeast Asian region, settle for nothing but Traveloka.
*Source : The New Indian Express