The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and the Ministry of Cooperatives have launched a special marketplace for micro, small-medium enterprises and cooperatives (MSME) called ukmmarket.co.id. While online flight booking portal Traveloka has launched its newest feature called Easy Reschedule, which enables customers to change their flight booking directly on the site.
Government, Kadin launch SME marketplace
The marketplace aims to encourage MSMEs to grow and scale up their business and ultimately boost the country’s economy.
Data from McKinsey Global Institute shows that only 5% of SMEs have the ability to make online transactions. SMEs can contribute up to 2% of the country’s economy with potential income growth of 23-80 per cent if they utilise digital technology to market their products.
In addition to providing the marketplace, both parties have also agreed to provide training on utilizing information and technology and e-commerce to the MSME players.
Sandiaga Uno, head of Kadin, said the launch of ukmmarket.co.id will provide a strong foundation to the country’s economy given the huge base of MSMEs in the country.
Traveloka launches ‘easy reschedule’ for travelers
The company claimed that this new feature has marked Traveloka out as the first online travel company in Southeast Asia that revolutionizes flight rescheduling
With Easy Reschedule, customers can change all domestic (Indonesia) flight schedules served by the following airlines: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batik Air, Wings Air, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air, Kal Star Aviation, Xpress Air, Trigana Air, and Aviastar.
More importantly, Easy Reschedule allows customers to change not only the departure time and date, but the airlines as well, it said.
“Previously, customers had to go through a complicated process whenever they wanted to reschedule their flight by calling the airlines directly. In that situation, customers must make a double effort as they book and reschedule in two different places,” said Ferry Unardi, CEO Traveloka.
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