Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading app for all hotel and flight needs, announced its participation in the second season of AXN’s hit-rated series, “Asia’s Got Talent,” Asia’s biggest and most recognized talent competition show, during the press conference today at the Art Science Museum, Singapore.
Traveloka, the presenting sponsor of the program, expressed excitement at being a part of the most anticipated talent show in the region. “Traveloka is excited to partner with ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ where we see a mutual partnership value between Traveloka and the show. Every day, millions of people open the Traveloka App as the first step in making their travel dreams come true. It offers a user-friendly booking experience and a wide range of flight and accommodation options at great prices, to assist travelers in reaching any destination they want, seamlessly. As the leading app for all hotel and flight needs in Southeast Asia, we are excited to empower the region’s talent as well as their journey to success with the support of their families and friends,” said Christian Suwarna, Traveloka Senior Vice President Business Development.
Since 2015, Traveloka has expanded in six Southeast Asia countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and The Philippines, making it the largest online travel company in the region. With more than 1,000 employees, Traveloka continues to provide the best end-to-end travel experience. Traveloka provides wide-range of travel needs in one platform, offering travel booking services to various domestic and international destinations. It has been Traveloka’s main objective to ensure that people can easily plan their travel through Traveloka that can be accessed through desktop, mobile web, and mobile application (Android and iOS) anytime and anywhere. To date, Traveloka mobile application has been downloaded for over 20 million times.
“We are thrilled to welcome Traveloka to the Asia’s Got Talent family. AXN’s strength is in creating powerful original productions that resonate with audiences, and then seamlessly integrating partner brands for maximum impact. We look forward to working with Traveloka to realize the dreams of our aspiring performers as they embark on the Asia’s Got Talent journey to stardom,” said Jacqueline Tok, Vice President, Media and Sponsorship Sales, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
For this season of Asia’s Got Talent, Traveloka will also be presenting the Traveloka Awards. This is Traveloka’s initiative to give an award for selected performer who has the most inspiring story across region. The most inspiring story will be selected based on the uniqueness of participant’s talent and their connection story with family and friends. Each week, during the first five episodes, two acts will be highlighted and their stories will be published online. At the end of the fifth episode, the audience can vote for the most inspiring act, and that act will receive a major prize from Traveloka.
The record-breaking series returns to AXN in October this year, entertaining viewers with 10 episodes comprising five judges’ auditions, three semi-finals, the finale and the results show where the winner will be revealed, and awarded a cash prize of USD 100,000 from Traveloka.
“Through Asia’s Got Talent 2017 we want to continually encourage people in the region to believe and chase their dreams while consistently providing the best travel experiences through all our products, especially to the people in Southeast Asia,” Suwarna concluded.
Filipino talents shone bright in the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent” in 2015, with shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra winning the title and classical singer Gerphil Flores placing second runner-up. It was hosted by Filipino hosts Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez.