Gonla.com provides more insight about travelling in Indonesia
(TRAVPR.COM)INDONESIA - October 6th, 2012 -
GONLA.com has been launched (www.gonla.com)Online Travel Market in Indonesia ReachedIDR 2Trillion A Year, Although Still Dominated by Foreign - In line with global trends, online travel market in Indonesia is growing very rapidly. According to data, total value of hotel reservations in Indonesia through OTA (online travel agent) is estimated to have reached at least USD 200 million, or about IDR 2 trillion a year. The average growth rate is 200-300 percent annually. The data is for hotels only, not including flights, car rentals, restaurants and other related businesses.
The composition between local and foreign tourists who make reservation for Hotels in Indonesia via OTA is still imbalance, 20:80. It means, by adding the fact that Indonesia's internet penetration rate just touching 22%, the business opportunity is still wide open in Indonesia.
Unfortunately, in the midst of this positive outlook, OTA industry in Indonesia is still dominated by foreign players. No less than 80 percent share of the online travel market in Indonesia is dominated by OTA from Thailand and the United States. Based on this fact, today, Monday, September 24, 2012, a "real Indonesian" OTA named GONLA.com has been launched to public.
About GONLA.com GONLA.com incubated by Nusantara Ventures, the new-media-investment Company and part of VIVA.co.id, one of the biggest portals in Indonesia. There are 4 main advantages of GONLA.com compare to other OTA, namely:
1.Best Price Guarantee GONLA.com offers variety of Hotel promotions all year round and guarantee the best price for thousands of hotel in its network. With this guarantee, all customers will receive refund on the price difference whenever they able to provide proof of lower price for the hotel that had been booked online. GONLA.com's unique system designed to help customers explore information about various hotel promotion and then compare them to get the lowest price. GONLA.com also provides performance analytics system for hotel partners to analyze in real-time and increase occupancy level.
2. >2.000 Hotel + Flight + Car Rental With more than 2,000 hotel partners, spread from Aceh to Papua, makes GONLA.com as Indonesian OTA with the largest network of hotels. In addition to hotels, we also provide flight reservations and car rental through offline service.
3.Online + offline Unlike other OTA, GONLA is combining online and offline services. Besides being able to call to +6221-929-GONLA(46652), customers can also make reservations at our offices. GONLA.com also provides customer support channel in Indonesia, which support both Bahasa Indonesia and English, and open 24 hours a week. GONLA.com customer support officer can be contacted for recommendation like a personal travel advisor. For your information, almost all foreign OTA require customers to call international phone numbers and communicate in English.
4.Pembayaran Currently, only about 15 million people in Indonesia who owns a credit card. However, almost all foreign OTA only accept credit card as payment or guarantee. To overcome this limitation, GONLA.com offers the most comprehensive payment system. Besides via credit card, GONLA.com customers can make transfer payment to our account in six largest national banks (BCA, Mandiri, BNI, BRI, Permata, CIMB Niaga), Paypal, or even pay cash in GONLA.com offices.
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