Shopee has seen a two-thirds surge in bus and flight bookings in the first two weeks of January 2022. This is compared to the same period in December 2021. With this, it indicates that Malaysians are feeling more confident and excited about travelling. Between January 24 and February 2, 2022, there will be a tenfold increase in demand for the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Shopee understands the need for Malaysians to reunite with their loved ones this festive season. Thus, they are partnering with multiple travel platforms to offer incredible travel deals for Malaysians nationwide. In addition, Shopee’s CNY Sale that’s ongoing till 2nd February 2022 is bound to make Chinese New Year preparations an easy feat. Want to know more? Keep on reading as Glitz brings you all the information you’ll need.
Shopee Partners With Agoda, Airpaz and Easybook.com
From now through 26th January 2022, Shopee is collaborating with Agoda, Airpaz, and Easybook.com to meet the demands of travellers with the CNY Travel Campaign. Malaysians can use Shopee’s Tickets, Top-Ups & Bills in-app portal to book their journey home for a reunion and get a 10% discount (limited at RM20) on bus tickets, hotel bookings, and aircraft bookings.
”It is encouraging to see the recovery of the travel industry on Shopee as people start to make travel plans again. 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,” says Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia.
Users who booked during the campaign period would be entered into a fortunate draw to win the main prize of a 3D/2N stay at Camar Langkawi Resort together with an RM250 Flights Voucher. On the website campaign, there are also travel safety tips.
Agoda, Airpaz and Easybook.com Is Optimistic Of CNY Travels
Echoing Soh, Wesley Wijaya, Vice President of Business Development, Airpaz said they were projecting a 100% increase in air travel bookings for January 2022 on both its platform and Shopee, compared to December last year. “We are expecting a positive rebound as people are now more confident in travelling given the increase in vaccination rate, and reopening of travel routes. We hope that air travel will fully recover by the end of 2022,” he said.
According to William Lee, Managing Director at Easybook.com, they noted an uptrend for bus bookings as there are only two weeks left till the Chinese New Year festival with top destinations including Penang, Perak, KL and Johor There is also a 20 times more demand on Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) bus tickets for CNY. “We saw a decline in travels during the CNY festivities last year due to the lockdown and are expecting the sales of bus tickets to surge leading up to Chinese New Year this year,” said Lee who also recommended travellers conduct a Covid-19 self-test before heading back to their hometown to prevent the spreading of the virus to their family members or high-risk groups.
“Travel optimism and hope is returning this Lunar New Year, and travellers can find some great value deals on our platform whether they plan to travel with family and friends to a beach villa or take a couples’ staycation in the city. This partnership with Shopee makes travel even more accessible, and as seamless and hassle-free as possible,” said Cleland Robertson, Country Director, Malaysia & Brunei, Agoda.
For more information on Shopee’s CNY Travel Campaign, click here.
The Shopee CNY Sale
Shopee has also announced its Shopee CNY Sale, which will run till February 2nd. Malaysians will be treated to free delivery with a minimum expenditure of RM8, and an 88 percent off Bonus where customers will receive 88 percent discount vouchers on CNY products as well as a chance to win RM8,888 Ang Pow when they play the Shopee Fortune Quiz during the Shopee Live session at 8PM daily.
With ShopeePay, you can earn even more benefits this Chinese New Year. From the 18th to the 7th of February, ShopeePay users can win up to 8,888 Shopee coins by transferring a minimum of RM2.88 to their families and friends via the e-Ang Pow feature. When users purchase with ShopeePay at specified shops, they can get up to RM8 payback and up to 12% coins cashback. Furthermore, players can win up to 88,888 Shopee coins with a minimum top-up of RM30 into the ShopeePay wallet.
Spend precious time with family and friends by watching Shopee’s CNY TV Show on Shopee Live and 8TV starting at 10 p.m. on January 24. Local celebrities such as Gaston Pong, JE Pong, Priscilla Abby, and Uriah will compete in Shopee Fortune Quiz, which will be hosted by Royce Tan and Orange Tan. Fans can vote for their favourite teams and win up to 888,888 Shopee Coins by doing so. Users may also play Shopee Quiz and Shopee Shake on the Shopee app to win great prizes like a Logitech Gaming Headset, a Le Creuset French Oven, and a Dyson Tower Fan, as well as cash prizes of up to RM8,888.
To know more about Shopee’s CNY Sale, click here.