Recognising the growth of online travel bookings in Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia recently confirms its support towards the largest Online Travel Fair organised by ShopBack from March 11 to 17.
The leading cashback site works with a full range of travel sites that covers airlines, bus, rides, accommodations and tour services to offer cashback on top of discounts provided by merchants.
“This is the third year that Tourism Malaysia is supporting ShopBack Malaysia’s efforts in promoting domestic travels.
“In the past two years, it has been rolling out a Chief Travel Officer video series to showcase the immense beauty of our land to the public, and this year we are expanding our support towards ShopBack’s Online Travel Fair, the largest e-travel fair in Malaysia which is held in collaboration with its partner merchants including Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia, Malaysia Airlines, BusOnlineTicket, KLOOK, Traveloka, Trip.com, and many more,” said Tourism Malaysia Domestic & Events Division senior director, Datuk Dr. Ammar Abd Ghapar.
“The past ShopBack Online Travel Fair achieved 100 per cent year-on-year growth. This is definitely encouraging and together with the continuous efforts from the public sector as well as private e-commerce players, we are confident in growing the industry performance towards the Visit Malaysia 2020 goal,” added Datuk Dr. Ammar.
ShopBack Malaysia country general manager, Alvin Gill, said that every year, hundreds of thousands of travellers use ShopBack to make travel bookings with Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia, Malaysia Airlines etc. because it saves them more money.
“Through a special partnership with all the online travel sites, travellers can get up to 8% cashback on each travel booking.
“That means if a hotel room cost RM500, a traveller just needs to open the ShopBack web/app, click to our merchant site to make the booking and he/she will get RM40 cashback from us.
“The booking price is the same, but you will get cashback in your ShopBack account if you use us,” added Gill.
“In conjunction with our first Online Travel Fair in 2019, we are also giving away an extra up to RM25 bonus cashback to all travellers who purchase flight, accommodation, and trip packages to any Malaysia destination via our platforms from 11th to 17th March.
We are truly honoured to have Tourism Malaysia’s support for this campaign – together we can empower more people to rediscover the food, art, nature and culture in the country and create fond memories with their family and friends here,” said Gill.
Signing up to ShopBack is free and over 1 million Malaysians are using ShopBack at the moment, and over RM30 million of cashback has been given to local users since 2015.