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Trip.com, Garuda Indonesia form partnership for loyalty program

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, June 30, 2019  /  05:09 am
Trip.com, Garuda Indonesia form partnership for loyalty program

Accumulated GarudaMiles allow travelers to redeem tickets to any destinations or upgrade from economy to business class. (Shutterstock/Ivanko80)

Trip.com, which is part of the Shanghai-based Ctrip Group online travel agency, announced on Wednesday that it has forged a strategic partnership with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

According to a statement, the partnership would allow travelers to book hotels and earn GarudaMiles across all Trip.com platforms, including its website and mobile app.

Read also: Indonesia among Chinese tourists’ favorite destinations for Chinese New Year

Trip.com boasts offering accommodations in about 1.2 million hotels worldwide on its platform.

Accumulated GarudaMiles allow travelers to redeem tickets to any destination or upgrade from economy to business class. They can also opt to transfer both benefits to their family or friends.

According to Ctrip Group’s May Holiday Travel Report, Indonesia was the eighth most popular destination for Chinese travelers. The archipelago welcomed 858,000 of them in 2013, which then increased to more than 2 million in 2018. (nic/kes)