HONG KONG, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia's leading platform for booking attractions and travel activities, Klook Travel ("Klook"), has teamed up with popular mobile messaging app WeChat and one of Asia's leading loyalty programs AirAsia BIG to bring consumers greater ease when planning trips.
As WeChat Pay officially launches in Hong Kong, as its first foray into Asia, Klook brings its advanced technology to power the exploration and booking of travel activities from a simple, convenient Hong Kong Airport Express ticket at close to 30% off to adventure thrilling Universal Studios Singapore at 20% off. Simply by linking WeChat Wallet to a credit card, Hong Kong users can instantly access and book exciting Klook adventures with just a few taps.
Globally, WeChat accumulated 650 million monthly active users. On top of being a mobile-focused social platform with upgraded voice and video communication functions, WeChat is also driving eCommerce and O2O service transaction with the adoption of WeChat Pay.
"We are thrilled to bring WeChat Pay to users outside of mainland China, starting with Hong Kong. The response so far has been quite overwhelming and we look forward to launching similar services in other regions with Malaysia next on the list. It is a great joy to collaborate with Klook to open up these exciting travel activities to our users," commented Poshu Yeung, VP of Tencent's International Business Group.
Concurrently, Klook has also joined forces with AirAsia BIG, one of Asia's leading loyalty programs. The partnership will allow AirAsia BIG members to earn BIG Points when they make any purchase on Klook. Additionally, members will also be able to use their BIG Points to redeem selected Klook activities via AirAsia BIG's redemption portal.
Based in Asia, Klook understands and explores fun, quirky and truly unique adventures all around the region. The beautifully crafted website and award-winning mobile app cater to anyone from the free and independent traveler to the ever- busy globetrotter. Gone are the days whereby travelers have to queue up for hours to purchase entrance tickets and pay a hefty sum or scavenge for that seemingly legit tour operator. Klook's best price guarantee and same-day / instant-confirmed booking allow for customers to experience Asia's best travel activities at huge discounts even when planning last-minute!
"With rising demand from consumers for more authentic and engaging travel experiences, we are excited to open up our innovative technology to partners, providing them seamless connectivity to Klook's curated selection of activities in Asia," said Eric Gnock Fah, co-founder of Klook Travel, "The move further supports our regional footprint in providing local tours & activities operators greater reach across millions of users." With this latest partnership, WeChat and AirAsia BIG join Klook's existing network of partners including Asia Miles, DBS, HSBC, Skyscanner, Tiger Airways (TW), among others.
About Klook Travel
Klook is Asia's leading platform to book the best experiences wherever you travel to at exclusively discounted prices. Covering over 30 destinations in Asia, Klook inspires travelers to discover everything from adventure thrills at Universal Studios Osaka, to one-of-a-kind experiences like shipwreck diving in Bali, to convenient and reliable airport transfer. Get discounts of up to 60% off by booking with ease on Klook.com or on the Klook Mobile App. Klook Mobile has been featured by Apple App Store over 100 times along with nomination as "Best New Apps" in over a dozen countries/regions across Asia including Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, etc. It has also recently been awarded as the 'Best of 2015' by both Apple App Store and Google Play.
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