Two of the country’s powerful apps are joining forces to give Filipino and international travelers a treat!

With eased up restrictions for outbound travel to Singapore and Thailand, more Filipino travellers are clamouring for new experiences in these countries.

This new partnership between GCash, the country’s No. 1 E-Wallet, and Klook allows Filipinos to access over 490,000 experiences across 1,000 destinations and easily purchase these all within just a few taps through the GLife icon on their GCash app.

Key takeaways

  • Leading e-wallet mobile app in the Philippines and leading travel and experiences platform joined forces to simplify the discovery of travel experiences and booking process for Filipino travellers.
  • The partnership aims to capture the recovering demand for travel among Filipino consumers.

Through the partnership, GCash customers will be able to access over 490,000 hotels, activities, and transportation across 1,000 destinations and easily purchase these within one app.

As tourism recovery gains momentum, Klook has observed a continuous upward trend in bookings both locally and internationally. For domestic travel, Klook Philippines has already outperformed its pre-pandemic bookings as seen in the leap in bookings for local destinations like Boracay, Tagaytay, Subic and Clark. For cross-border travel, a 5,962% growth in the first half of 2022 vs. 2021 has been recorded, the majority of which are bookings to Singapore, Thailand and South Korea.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with GCash to connect Filipino travellers to even more ways to satiate their wanderlust. The past 2 years have been gruelling for the tourism industry as a whole, but with many destinations easing their restrictions, we are optimistic that the growth we are seeing now will continue in the next coming months. This demand for travel among Filipinos drives Klook to continue pushing boundaries in terms of expanding the variety of experiences we can offer for both domestic and international travel,” Michelle Ho, General Manager of Klook Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam shares.

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Starting October 3, 2022, travellers may now book the best of what Klook has to offer such as hotels, experiences, activities, and transportation through GLife, a mini-program integrated within the GCash app, that allows customers live the good life everyday by making adulting easier and more enjoyable – with constant vouchers and deals exclusively available from their growing merchants to GLife customers.

“We’re very excited for this partnership with Klook. We always look forward to expanding our partnerships with brands that provide amazing experiences and services to our customers. Currently we see Filipinos eager to travel since restrictions have eased up and this is just another way for us to be able to make this even easier for them – in just a few taps you can now book your travel experiences and conveniently pay for it all in one app, even giving you the option to pay lighter when our GLife customers avail of the GCredit or GGives functions,” said Macky Limgenco, GCash AVP for Enterprise Sales.

Travellers can avail Php500 off, minimum spend of Php1,000 for all Klook products from October 3 to November 2, 2022 by using the promo code KLOOKNOW500, exclusive to purchases done through GLife.

About GCash

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 66M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

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GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.

About Klook

Klook is Asia’s leading travel and experiences platform. We curate the most joyful experiences so that users can satisfy their relentless curiosity for adventure and experiences at home and around the world. With our website and app, users can experience a world of joy, from attractions, tours to local transportation and hotels. Founded in 2014, we are here to inspire and enable more moments of joy through over 490,000 activities in over 1,000 destinations.