The Travel Insider is the first online travel marketplace launched by a banking institution. It is a one stop online travel shopping solution, which allows customers to search for travel ideas and deals, as well as plan and book their holidays, all in one platform. It was first launched in Singapore in the year 2018. The Travel Insider is a collaboration between United Overseas Bank (UOB), started with over 500 renowned and trusted companies from airlines, hotels, travel and tourism industries to accommodate customers with traveling plans and recommendations. Currently The Travel Insider provides over 1000 special offers from travel, shopping, culinary across South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, UK and USA.
In the early 2020, UOB extends the online marketplace to Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand customers. According to Jacquelyn Tan, Head of Personal Financial Services UOB Singapore, "This expansion is to better accommodate customers' inquiries with travel ideas and deals across regional."
Dessy Masri, Head of Cards and Payments UOB Indonesia, stated "With the optimist growing trends and transaction in travel, The Travel Insider with its three pillars, it allows customers to search for travel recommendations, preferred destinations, select and compare offers and deals, then closing with book and pay with direct connectivity to partners via online."
The Travel Insider is connected to application programming interfaces (APIs) with wide range options of hotels, best airlines from Agoda, Expedia, Booking.com and Singapore airlines and many other merchants and partners. For more info and details, visit to www.thetravelinsider.co/id