Galasys inks collaboration to help boost Indonesian tourism industry

Galasys inks collaboration to help boost Indonesian tourism industry
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): Integrated amusement park solutions and services provider Galasys PLC has signed a strategic collaboration with PT Sigma Caraka or Telkomsigma to use Galasys intelligent tourism platform to help boost the Indonesian in-bound tourism industry.

In a statement today, Galasys said the intelligent tourism platform is based on its revolutionary Cloud Online Travel Agents (CLOTA) technologies that integrate reputable online travel agents with tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment centers into an online platform where tourists can do DIY or pick a package that suits their travel needs.

Telkomsigma president director Judi Achmadi explained that in the company's efforts to promote tourism in Indonesia, it was embarking on e-tourism by partnering with international tourism solutions provider Galasys to create a platform that it aims to transform into an online tourism hub for international tourists to Indonesia.

He said that Galasys Intelligent Tourism platform is slated to be launched commercially by July 2016.

Achmadi said that as part of their collaboration, Galasys will also provide analytics, e-ticketing and point-of-sales solutions to Indonesian businesses via the Intelligent Tourism platform which will be multi-lingual to include Chinese and English translations.

Powered with big data analytics, the platform will be able create customer orientated packages based on social media feedback to provide vendors with a better understanding of their customers, he said.

"At this point we have already signed on board three partners, which are DKI Jakarta, Sumatera Selantan and Borobudur. We hope to sign another five to 10 partners by the end of the year," said Achmadi.

"During peak season, sites like Borobudur collect 1 million rupiah in ticket sales. Galasys integrated e-ticketing solution will help attractions like Borobudur to better manage their tourist arrivals, while providing tourists the option to easily purchase entrance tickets online for their date of choice," he said.

Meanwhile, Galasys chief executive officer Sean Seah said through its collaboration with the top online travel agents in China who represent 95% of the outbound tourists in China, which includes Alibaba's Alitrip, CTrip, Tuniu and Lvmama, Galasys Intelligent Tourism platform will connect the Indonesian travel industry to over 500 million registered tourists in China who would be keen to visit Indonesia.

Achmadi added that with over 1 billion global travellers in 2015, Chinese tourists are sought after by countries that rely on tourism.

"Galasys Intelligent Tourism platform will allow us to infiltrate this segment of travellers that are known to have extended travel dates and are luxury travellers," he said.