DiGi goes the extra mile with the launch of Travelar.com

Press Release
October 20, 2013

DiGi goes the extra mile with the launch of Travelar.com
Telco partners online travel specialist Asia Web Direct to offer customers best value deals, and convenient online travel solution

SHAH ALAM, 21 October 2013 - DiGi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd (“DiGi”), together with Asia Web Direct has launched a new online travel portal Travelar.com catered for savvy online shoppers in addition to creating another avenue to further reward loyal customers. Travelar.com offers visitors the convenience of searching and booking for accommodation at holiday destinations of choice, as well as pre-arranging essential travel necessities such as voice and internet roaming services, and personal and travel insurance, on a single platform.

Travelar.com provides a comprehensive international database of hotels catered for all segments of travellers. Those who register with Travelar.com will be alerted of the best deals through a weekly e-newsletter which is customisable to match their respective travel interests.

Speaking at the launch, DiGi’s Head of Customer Management Francis Chang said, “Travelar.com reaches out to an increasing number of netizens who shop online with a choice of the best travel and hotel inventory. This initiative builds on our ambition to enable access to mobile internet services and extend the convenience and potential of the internet to ensure customers enjoy the best usage experience.”

While Travelar.com is open to everyone, there will be distinctive deals tailored and reserved just for DiGi customers on a regular basis.

Francis added, “We continue to explore relevant rewards for our customers and Travelar.com is one of such avenues. Our broader aspiration is for the portal to be a one-stop travel solution to a growing online community. As we further shape the features and functionalities of the portal and bring on board relevant merchants, visitors can expect even more new services and innovation on top of on-going promotions, and special deals in the coming months.”

Asia Web Direct's Deputy Executive General Manager, Daniel Finch, highlighted the benefits that Asia Web Direct and DiGi bring to Travelar.com, "Over the past 12 months, we've seen massive growth in the number of Malaysian consumers browsing and booking their holidays or short breaks on their mobile phones. Travelar.com is a mobile-friendly site with some of the best local and global hotel deals online, with real-time booking and confirmation, all from the Travelar.com web site, or your mobile phone."

Travelar.com provides user-friendly search and browse function with easy comparison and analysis of search results, besides a Search and Display system that can be personalised. It offers 24-hour multi-lingual customer service assistance and nine language options for online navigation.

In conjunction with the launch, Travelar.com will be bringing exclusive monthly deals of up to 80% discount on international hotel reservations. Start planning for your trips today at www.travelar.com