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Travel startup leverages Hong Kong’s regional tourist hub status

Klook Travel Technology Limited announced today (June 1) the opening of the company’s global headquarters in Hong Kong, with the aim of riding on the city’s international tourist hub status to expand its travel activities booking business globally.

Travel startup leverages Hong Kong’s regional tourist hub status

Klook Travel Technology Limited announced today (June 1) the opening of the company’s global headquarters in Hong Kong. Pictured are its co-founders Mr Ethan Lin (right) and Mr Eric Gnock Fah.

Klook is an online travel platform providing a one-stop desktop and mobile application by which customers can make booking at pre-departure or at the very last minute on a range of fun things to do and admission to tourist attractions at discount prices.<br />

Klook is an online travel platform providing a one-stop desktop and mobile application by which customers can make booking at pre-departure or at the very last minute on a range of fun things to do and admission to tourist attractions at discount prices.

Backed by tech veteran Senior Executive Vice President of Internet Services Division and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited, Mr Xiaoguang Wu, Klook is an online travel platform set up in Hong Kong in 2014. The company provides a one-stop desktop and mobile application through which travel customers can make bookings at pre-departure or at the very last minute on a range of fun things to do and admission to tourist attractions at discount prices.

Co-founder of Klook Travel Technology Limited, Mr Eric Gnock Fah, said, “Hong Kong is one of the most visited destinations with a large number of inbound visitors every year. The city presents an ideal and unique platform for us to reach out to a diverse cluster of travellers and expand our business globally.”

Co-founder Mr Ethan Lin added, “We are also aware of the rising trend of independent travellers in and out of Hong Kong, which presents another attractive opportunity for us. We’ll also use the city to promote our travel platform to this growing cluster of travellers.”

The associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Mr Jimmy Chiang said, “Hong Kong is a metropolitan city with a dynamic international lifestyle and appeals to discerning travellers with a range of shopping, attractions and other exciting activities. The trend of outbound travel is also steadily growing, making Hong Kong one of the best places for travel service companies such as Klook to build their strongholds in the region.”

About Klook

Klook is a one-stop shop for travellers to explore and book a curated selection of fun things to do from a skip-the-queue Hong Kong Disneyland ticket to underwater shipwreck diving adventures in Bali. It aims to revolutionise the lengthy, tedious process of itinerary planning into an efficient, hassle-free experience while offering exclusive deals with various discounts and ensuring all travel picks are carefully verified.  Apart from Hong Kong, Klook currently operates in 21 destinations in Asia along with two regional offices in Shenzhen and Taipei. For more information, please visit: www.klook.com.

About InvestHK

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong’s vibrant economy. As of December 2014, InvestHK had completed over 3 440 investment projects creating more than 37,500 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and over HK$91 billion of investment. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

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