Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Traveloka Introduces Its Culinary Services Through Traveloka Eats, Further Enhancing Customers’ Traveling Needs

JAKARTA, 09 May 2018 – Traveloka, a leading technology company that provides an online travel booking platform for domestic and international destinations, officially announces culinary services which can be directly accessed through Traveloka App, Traveloka Eats.

Vita Datau Mesakkh, Head of Acceleration Team for The Development of Culinary and Shopping Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism, Christian Suwarna, Traveloka Senior Vice President of Business Development and Stanislaus Hans Danial Subianto photographed during Traveloka Eats Press Conference

Consistently serving its loyal customers since 2012, Traveloka provides various traveling needs integrated in one application, ranging from flight tickets, accommodation, train tickets, up to a variety of supporting travel products such as airport transport, online check-in, to top-up and data packages. Now, Traveloka further enhances customers’ traveling needs through Traveloka Eats.

Currently available in seven cities in Indonesia, ranging from Jakarta, Tangerang, Bandung, Bali, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Medan, Traveloka Eats offers a culinary guide with extensive information on hip and popular culinary jaunts in a local area, complete with customers’ reviews curated by Traveloka in Food Directory. To date, Traveloka Eats provides more than 8.000 restaurants guide which are divided into 9 types of cuisines, such as Asian, Western, and Indonesian, among others. Moreover, customers can enjoy various exclusive offers courtesy of Traveloka’s restaurant partners when they are exploring Traveloka Eats.

Christian Suwarna, Traveloka Senior Vice President of Business Development, said, “Traveloka is committed to continuously offer the best products and services for our customers, and we realize that culinary and traveling complete each other. Traveloka Eats comes as one of our continuous innovation to ease customers looking for restaurants, making it as easy as booking hotels on Traveloka. By adding this new product, we hope to support and enhance customers’ traveling and lifestyle needs.”

Vita Datau Mesakkh, Head of Acceleration Team for The Development of Culinary and Shopping Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism, added, “Culinary is an element of local heritage that one can get from traveling. Along with the mission of Ministry of Tourism to go digital, we support the launch of Traveloka Eats as one of the new mediums to introduce travel and culinary in one platform. In the future, traveling will be easier and more convenient with the existence of services integrated digitally in one single platform.”

Culinary plays a strategic role to strengthen the tourism in Indonesia. Culinary has contributed the highest number to creative economy gross domestic product. In 2017, culinary contributed for 42% of total income, or high above the fashion industry of 18%, while craft industry ranked third accounting for 15%. According to UNWTO (2013), around 30% – 40% of tourism income were in fact, contributed by culinary trips. In 2017, culinary income accounted for 30 percent or equals to Rp60 billion from total tourism income, which is Rp200 billion. The launch of Traveloka Eats is expected to support and contribute to Indonesian tourism. Traveloka Eats can be accessed directly through Traveloka App version 3.1.

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