Shopee data finds Malaysians more confident to travel now

(From left) Agoda partner programme manager Michelle Chue, Soh and Easybook.com accounts director Jerry Wong pledging their commitment to safe travel this CNY at the Shopee CNY Luncheon 2022.

KUCHING: More Malaysians are confident about travelling now as Shopee noted a two-thirds increase in bookings for buses and flights on its platform in the first two weeks of Jan 2022 compared to the same period in Dec 2021.

In particular, an uptick of 10 times was observed for Chinese New Year travel dates from Jan 24 to Feb 2, 2022.

“They appear to be taking necessary precautions to reunite with their families and loved ones as observed by increased demand for face masks and ShopeePay Vouchers for Covid-19 test kits on the platform,” according to Shopee Malaysia marketing campaigns head Kenneth Soh.

“We will continue to work closely with our travel partners to provide a seamless, safe and stress-free booking experience for flights, buses and hotels on our platform so Malaysians will have a memorable and enjoyable reunion this Chinese New Year (CNY).”

Shopee is partnering with Agoda, Airpaz and Easybook.com for the CNY Travel Campaign from now till Jan 26.

Malaysians can book their way home for a reunion while enjoying a 10 per cent discount (capped at RM20) on bus tickets, hotel or flight bookings via the Tickets, Top-Ups and Bills in-app portal on Shopee.

Users who booked during the campaign period will automatically be enrolled into a lucky draw where they stand to win the grand prize of a three-day, two-night stay at Camar Langkawi Resort with RM250 Flights Voucher.

Echoing Soh, Airpaz business development vice-president Wesley Wijaya said they were projecting a 100 per cent increase in air travel bookings for Jan this year on both its platform and Shopee, compared to Dec last year.

Meanwhile, Easybook.com managing director William Lee said they noted an uptrend for bus bookings, with Penang, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Johor some of the top destinations.

For Agoda Malaysia and Brunei country director Cleland Robertson, she said the partnership with Shopee made travel even more accessible and as seamless and hassle-free as possible.

Shopee also announced its Shopee CNY Sale that is happening till Feb 2.

The sale will treat Malaysians to free shipping with a minimum spend of RM8, 88 per cent off bonus where users will enjoy 88 per cent discount vouchers on CNY products and a chance to win RM8,888 ang pow when they play the Shopee Fortune Quiz during the Shopee Live session at 8pm daily.

From Jan 18 to Feb 7, ShopeePay users will stand a chance to win up to 8,888 Shopee coins when they transfer a minimum of RM2.88 via the e-Ang Pow feature to their families and friends.

Users may also enjoy up to RM8 cashback and earn up to 12 per cent coins cashback when they pay using ShopeePay at selected merchants. On top of that, for a minimum top up of RM30 into the ShopeePay wallet, users can stand to win up to 88,888 Shopee coins. For more information on Shopee痴 CNY Sale, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/chinese-new-year-sale and visit https://shopee.com.my/m/CNY-Travel-With-Shopee for CNY Travel Campaign.

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