BBM and Reservasi.com Partner to Simplify Travel Reservations for Indonesians with New BBM Travel

Provides Users Quick Access to 200,000+ Hotels Globally, Airlines Serving Domestic and International Flights, and Payment All Within BBM  

Jakarta, Indonesia – 7 December, 2016 – Creative Media Works, a stand-alone consumer-focused social networking business operating as BBM, has partnered with Reservasi.com, an online travel agency to launch a new service in Indonesia: BBM Travel.

BBM Travel enables leisure and business travelers quick and easy access to booking accommodation, airline tickets, access to special offers, and secured payment all within BBM.

“Travel bookings have never been easier. BBM Travel simplifies the mobile travel booking process and improves the overall customer experience with an efficient travel reservation process within the BBM experience,” said Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company which operates and runs BBM globally. “With just a few tabs within the app, users can now access over 200,000 hotels worldwide and purchase domestic and international airline tickets. For our travel partners, BBM Travel is a direct channel to consumers, adding bookings and improved conversion rates.”

BBM Travel is powered by BBM Checkout, which securely stores payment credentials and shipping information after the first purchase. BBM users do not have to re-enter their credit card or bank transfer details upon subsequent purchases or perform a separate sign-up process, thus making it a fast, easy, seamless and convenient way to pay for transactions on-the-go.

“Reservasi.com is one of the fastest growing startup online travel agencies in Indonesia. We are very excited and look forward to our strategic partnership with BBM Travel. We believe this partnership will provide a great platform for BBM users in Indonesia to make their flight tickets or hotel booking experience much easier,” said Andry Tanzil – CEO of Reservasi.com.

As user activities and engagements become deeply intertwined with mobile, messaging applications have become the platform of choice for the likes of shopping, content, video, financial services, travel bookings and payments. Studies have shown that users are spending about a third of their total waking hours a day on their devices[1] and mobile messaging applications are the number one go-to application.

“The launch of BBM Travel follows other recently launched services such as shopping, vouchers/coupons, games, bill payments, top-up, news and video content. These are testaments of our ongoing commitment and strategy to innovate with new features and bring new content and services to provide the best in-app experience to our users,” added Talbot.

About BBM

On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) – one of Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology businesses – announced a long term strategic alliance with BlackBerry Limited to accelerate consumer BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market. As part of this strategy, BBM is making its APIs available to expedite the growth of partners and consumer services such as:

  • Content – music and video streaming, games, sports, news, celebrity blogs, horoscopes and more
  • Commerce – shopping, gifting and coupons/vouchers
  • Online to Offline Commerce – booking movies, travel, health services, real-estate or job postings
  • Finance – P2P payments, money transfer, mobile phone re-charge, and utilities billing

Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with teams operating from Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa. For more information, visit www.bbm.com.

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About Reservasi.com

Reservasi.com is an online travel agency providing airfare and hotel booking services for customers. We offer a wide selection of the best and most complete domestic and international destinations.

Reservasi.com or PT Reservasi Global Digital is a member of Emtek Group. Reservasi.com is a joint venture between PT Kreatif Media Karya (Emtek Group’s wholly owned online business division) and Interpark (a leading online travel service portal originating from Korea, where it is number 1 with a market share of more than 47%).

Our main mission is to build a leading product with high quality services tailored to the needs of users in Indonesia. Our mission is to add value to our customers’ experience in traveling through offering diverse travel products through a secure and trusted portal.

[1] The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smartphone-usage-estimates_us_5637687de4b063179912dc96

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