Emirates today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s key Online Travel Agent, Traveloka, to enhance the brands’ cooperation and establish the grounds for a strategic partnership. The MoU was signed at Traveloka’s Campus by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ senior vice president of Commercial Operations – Far East, and Iko Putera, CEO of Transport, Traveloka. The collaboration will help make Emirates’ flights more visible and accessible to travellers in key Asian markets including Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Under this agreement, 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, with international tourists arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021, as recorded in the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Both Traveloka and Emirates have been sharing the same vision towards the recovery, as we hope this partnership will bring greater impact for the travel industry. As a leading travel and lifestyle platform in Southeast Asia, Traveloka is committed to work hand-in-hand with our partners to fulfill our customers’ aspirations,” said Iko Putera, CEO of Transport, Traveloka.
Thailand 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 also signed a Memorandum of Commitment (MoC) with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), pledging its support to promoting tourism in Thailand. The new agreement with leading tech travel and ticketing company, Traveloka, is one more step that reaffirms Emirates’ solid partnership with the market, with over three decades of commitment to Thailand. Emirates currently operates 21 weekly flights from Bangkok to Dubai, as well as 14 weekly flights from Phuket to Dubai. The flights are operated by a mix of the flagship Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.