28 February 2019 –
Malaysian travel marketplace LokaLocal will introduce its strategic
digital solutions to accelerate transformation in experience-based
tourism at ITB Berlin 2019 next month. LokaLocal is the largest travel
platform in Malaysia, where global travellers can book activities hosted
by locals with unique interests and skills to share. It currently has
over 800 experiences across the country, including Kuala Lumpur, Penang,
Johor and Perak.
May, the marketplace will release its upcoming innovations, which aim
to propel the country’s digital movement. To strengthen their vision of
bringing truly local experiences to visitors, LokaLocal will work with
cultural event organisers and space owners to tap on curated workshops
and the growing trend of festival tourism.
mobile app and SaaS development will also be launched, enabling small
to medium sized merchants to promote their experiences with greater
flexibility and convenience on a dedicated software.
these, LokaLocal will embark on strategic partnership with travel
technology companies in Malaysia, such as Fonebud IoT, which offers
e-SIM based global data roaming services, allowing travellers to enjoy
high speed internet connection, so they can experience destinations like
LokaLocal, visitors can explore off-the-beaten-track destinations,
workshops and activities that deliver a social impact within the local
community. Meanwhile, locals can earn an extra income and improve their
outreach as hosts.
focus on self-driven people, and the role they can play as local
experts is an incredible opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to tap
into their passions and unlock economic opportunities through the
platform.” – Yoon Khen Chin, Founder of LokaLocal
will also launch “101 Experiences in Perak” with Tourism Perak in
Berlin, inviting international visitors to explore the Malaysian state’s
hidden gems and local activities.
this collaboration, anyone can book immersive tours and workshops in
Perak, hosted by locals with fascinating interests and skills. Some of
these experiences include crafting labu sayong pottery at Kuala Kangsar,
making traditional lanterns with a lantern master, learning urban
sketching with an artist, spending the night in a village or jungle
homestay, cruising down the Perak River, and visiting lesser known
neighbourhoods such as Teluk Intan and Kuala Sepetang.
to Lonely Planet, Perak is among the Top 10 Must Visit Regions of 2017,
whereas its capital city, Ipoh is one of the best Asian destinations to
visit in 2016, and among the Top 3 Best Coffee Towns in Asia. In 2018,
Ipoh was one of the places in Malaysia, alongside Johor Bahru, to be
named by Booking.com as one of the Top 10 Destinations for Local Food. This will position the platform as a key player in smart tourism, which in turn helps to highlight Perak on the global stage. LokaLocal
will demonstrate its technologies and introduce its local experiences
ITB Berlin 2019 from 5-10 March 2019, Messe Berlin, Malaysia Pavillion,
Hall 26A, Tourism Perak Stand No. 43.
About Loka Travel Sdn. Bhd.LokaLocal,
which is run by Loka Travel Sdn. Bhd., is the largest marketplace for
local experiences in Malaysia. Established in April 2016, LokaLocal
currently has around 800 activities, ranging from heritage trails to
sunset industry exploration, cultural workshops, rural tourism,
eco-adventures, and food tours. In 2017, the company was awarded the
Best Social Impact Award by the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism
(MIST). To learn more, visit https://www.lokalocal.com
About Fonebud IoT BerhadFonebud
IoT Berhad designs, produces and distributes high-quality products that
help users achieve more every day. The company believes in efficient,
smart and authentic products. With a goal of consistently launching new
tools to make consumers lives easier, Fonebud IoT products are created
to improve consumers quality of life and simplify the user experience.
Fonebud IoT designs products for the office, home and outdoors. To learn
more, visit http://www.fonebud.com.