Leading e-wallet mobile app in the Philippines Gcash and leading travel and experiences platform Klook have officially joined forces to simplify the discovery of travel experiences and booking process for Filipino travelers. The new partnership aims to capture the recovering demand for travel among Filipino consumers.
With eased up restrictions for outbound travel to Singapore and Thailand, more Filipino travelers are clamoring for new experiences in these countries.
The said partnership between GCash and Klook allows Filipinos to access over 490,000 experiences across 1,000 destinations and easily purchase these all within just a few taps through the GLife icon on their GCash app.
Through the partnership, GCash customers will be able to access over 490,000 hotels, activities, and transportation across 1,000 destinations and easily purchase these within one app.
As tourism recovery gains momentum, Klook has observed a continuous upward trend in bookings both locally and internationally. For domestic travel, Klook Philippines has already outperformed its pre-pandemic bookings as seen in the leap in bookings for local destinations like Boracay, Tagaytay, Subic and Clark.
Meanwhile, for cross-border travel, a 5,962 percent growth in the first half of 2022 versus 2021 has been recorded, the majority of which are bookings to Singapore, Thailand and South Korea.
“Globally, Klook has expanded beyond experiences, expanded beyond attractions and tourist activities. Before, we've been top of mind for the likes of Universal Studios Japan, Hong Kong, Disneyland, but now, we've kept ourselves busy in branching out and going beyond these experiences categories to hotel, car rentals, insurance and even other transportation provider as a response to our mission of connecting Filipino consumers to more joyful experiences not just here in the Philippines but also globally,” Michelle Ho, General Manager of Klook Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam shared during the media launch.
“We believe that this partnership with GCash is just the beginning. We feel that this really is an essential part of attracting and catering to more Filipinos going beyond Philippines and going beyond Asia and being able to provide an offer seamless and hassle-free services all over the globe,” she added.
Starting October 3, travelers may now book the best of what Klook has to offer such as hotels, experiences, activities, and transportation through GLife, a mini-program integrated within the GCash app, that allows customers live the good life everyday by making adulting easier and more enjoyable – with constant vouchers and deals exclusively available from their growing merchants to GLife customers.
“We're very excited for this partnership with Klook. We always look forward to expanding our partnerships with brands that provide amazing experiences and services to our customers. Currently we see Filipinos eager to travel since restrictions have eased up and this is just another way for us to be able to make this even easier for them – in just a few taps you can now book your travel experiences and conveniently pay for it all in one app, even giving you the option to pay lighter when our GLife customers avail of the GCredit or GGives functions,” said Macky Limgenco, GCash Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Sales.
Travellers can avail P500 off, minimum spend of P1,000 for all Klook products from October 3 to November 2 by using the promo code KLOOKNOW500, exclusive to purchases done through GLife.
“We're very excited because obviously after this, there's going to be a lot more promotions when other destinations start to open up. For Klook Philippines, GCash has indeed grown so much for us and it has been so substantial. In fact, it is one of the most preferred payment methods for Filipinos booking on Klook. So indeed, this is the right step and we're more than excited to grow with GCash,” Ho finally sad.
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