Indonesia Digest: Traveloka partners West Japan Railway; Yummy launches app

Indonesia unicorn Traveloka has signed a partnership with West Japan Railway Company to provide tickets on its platform while IDN Media Yummy has launched its own app.

Traveloka signs MoU with West Japan Railway Company

Traveloka on Thrusday signed a partnership agreement with West Japan Railway Company to provide Japan Railway passes tickets on its platform, the company said in a statement.

The unicorn claims to be the first platform to directly partner JR West, allowing the distribution of JR passes across the region.

According to Mastercard Outbound Travel data, Indonesia has seen one of the largest growth in overseas travel in Asia. Outbound travel grew 8.6 per cent per year with the numbers of travelers estimated to exceed 10.6 million in 2021.

Starting in Indonesia, the JR passes tickets would be available on Traveloka platform in Southeast Asia countries by 2020.

The JR-West train network has a total length of over 4,900 km, covering 18 regions.

IDN Media’s Yummy launches app

IDN Media’s video cooking platform, Yummy, has launched its own app for Android and iPhone users, the company said in a statement.

Yummy, which has been downloaded about 150,000 times, has gained a total of 3.3 million followers on social media.

Through the app, Yummy has introduced features that allow users to upload their own recipe. Users can submit their food creation and recipes through its feature’s community page. Yummy, which was launched in July 2016, is targeting millennials and Gen Z as its main users.