More Travel Options for Indonesian Tourists to Malaysia
Medan, Indonesia, 14 February 2012 – Indonesian travellers can now access a greater selection of Malaysian travel packages on Tourism Malaysia’s website and for the very first time, buy the packages online directly with the introduction of a SOTA widget on the website.
SOTA is an online travel platform, developed and owned by Creative Advances Technology Sdn Bhd (CAT) that enables travel operators to easily publish and sell their products and packages online. It currently used by over 1,500 travel agents and hotels across 46 countries with close to 3,000 travel packages offered on its platform, of which over 1,000 are Malaysian travel packages.
Tourism Malaysia has recently signed an agreement with SOTA to promote Malaysian travel packages offered through SOTA’s platform on its website. Through SOTA, Tourism Malaysia’s website will get an on-going stream of content in terms of travel and hotel packages and offer e-commerce capabilities for the travel packages.
With an aim to drive inbound travellers from Indonesia, a presentation of SOTA was given to a group of travel agents in Medan, Indonesia in an initiative spearheaded by Malaysia’s tourism board in Medan.
“We are delighted to be given this opportunity to partner with the Malaysia tourism board in Indonesia on getting Indonesian travel agents to promote Malaysia as a premier destination. With SOTA, Indonesian travel agents can now reach a wider audience with their online presence and make Malaysia’s travel packages more accessible to Indonesia consumers.” said Rohizam Md Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CAT.
“By enabling Tourism Malaysia to offer e-commerce capabilities for travel packages displayed on their website, we hope this can help simplify and quicken the travel packages buying process for tourists to Malaysia to just a few simple clicks through the Internet,” he added.
With the incorporation of the SOTA widget on Tourism Malaysia’s website, travellers to Malaysia will not only be able to view a large variety of Malaysian travel and hotel packages online but will also be able to make enquiries to the travel agents and buy the packages through the website directly.
Apart from Tourism Malaysia’s website, travel packages on SOTA’s platform are also promoted on a myriad of websites including South East Asia official website, Visit-Indonesia.com.my, IMT-GT official website, VirtualMalaysia.com and SOTA.travel.
SOTA is an online travel platform that caters to both travel businesses and travellers. Through SOTA, travel operators can publish their products and services on a widely accessed online travel marketplace, directly reach travellers from over 85 countries and bring their travel business online with minimal investments in IT and manpower. Travel packages promoted on SOTA are distributed via a network of travel websites, lifestyle web portals, blogs, social media and search engines. For travellers, SOTA means easy access to an extensive choice of travel packages and hotel rooms through one marketplace. SOTA is currently used by over 1,500 travel agents and hotel partners across 46 countries. For more information, visit www.sotanetwork.com
About Creative Advances Technology Sdn Bhd
Creative Advances Technology Sdn Bhd (CAT), a MSC-status company with an impressive and proven track record in web portal design and development is the developer of SOTA. CAT designers and entrepreneurs have been at the heart of many high-profile website design and development projects in Malaysia, including VirtualMalaysia.com – the one-stop e-tourism portal that promotes the very best of Malaysia's travel and tourism opportunities to a global online audience. Since 2000, CAT has won a number of awards including being the winner of the APICTA ‘Best in Tourism and Hospitality’ in 2009. For more information, visit www.cat.com.my
February 14, 2012