By sutra.my on August 27, 2019
SMEBizTravel platform, an all-encompassing platform tailored for commercial businesses is launched in Malaysia today. This travel booking platform utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide businesses in Malaysia a business travel solution that is innovative and user-friendly.
This avant-garde platform is powered by TravelCompute, an award-winning one-stop travel technology platform. With just a few clicks, users can select and book flights, accommodation, transfers, and many other services that can accommodate their budget, preferences, and needs. This enables SMEs to maximize the level of efficiency when they are traveling on a business trip.
This project is a strategic partnership with AirAsia, Booking.com and KLIA Ekspres, with the objective of introducing more tools for business communities, and giving SMEs exclusive benefits and extra perks when they book on this platform. Maybank Cards and Visa are also partners in this strategic initiative.
Group Managing Director and CEO of Sutra Travel Management Group, Dato’ Syed Razif Al-Yahya takes pride in the new project. “Sutra SMEBizTravel will be a game-changer in the industry,” he says. “I believe the new platform can do more for SMEs than just helping them place travel bookings. It will take their business to a whole new level.”
As the airline partner of SMEBizTravel, AirAsia is offering exclusive access to its MyCorporate products such as Corporate Full Flex, Corporate Lite, and Fare Only, as well as Premium Flatbed. Clients will also get to take advantage of its MyCorporate benefits, including Goshow, an exclusive product that allows guests to standby on an earlier flight on the same day, to the same destination, with no added fees or fare charges, access to Premium Red Lounge in klia2 and more.
SME clients will be able to enjoy a preferred rate when they purchase their KLIA Ekspres tickets through the SMEBizTravel platform. Recognized as the fastest airport transfer in Kuala Lumpur, KLIA Ekspres offers convenience and a 99.7% on-time performance with a journey time of only 28 minutes to KLIA (33 minutes to KLIA2).
SMEBizTravel customers also will be provided with unparalleled choices of diverse accommodation options via Booking.com, and gain access to exclusive rates and deals, especially for business travellers.
“We’re always looking for new partnerships that empower us to help even more business travelers find the stay that’s exactly what they need, quickly and easily,” says Stewart Jones, Regional Director of Partnerships, APAC at Booking.com. “We’re excited to be working together with Sutra on their SMEBiz Travel project and to serve the evolving demands of SME business travelers in Malaysia and beyond.”
“At Visa, we constantly look at finding opportunities to help the SME community digitize and transform in this new age where technology is heavily embedded in our daily lives. With this travel platform launched by Sutra, SMEs are not only able to make travel bookings and enjoy benefits, but also save time and costs for their businesses. We are extremely glad to support and join this initiative, and will work with all our stakeholders to promote this platform to more SMEs in Malaysia,” said Mr. Ng Kong Boon, Visa Country Manager for Malaysia.
SMEs who are Maybank Visa Corporate Cardholders will be able to enjoy a range of benefits offered by SMEBizTravel platform for their business travel needs which includes cash rebate of 0.5%, complimentary personal travel accident insurance of up to RM 700,000 as well as Travel Inconvenience coverage for missed flight connections, luggage delay and luggage lost.
Through this partnership, Sutra hopes that SMEs will be able to benefit from the platform and elevate their business travel, and for SMEBizTravel to accumulate total spending of over RM57 million by June 2022.