The Virtual Travel Fair brings the fair to you.
So, you’re looking for a travel bargain. If that’s the case, you’d probably do what most Malaysians do – wait for a travel fair.
You brave the crowds, jostle through narrow walkways in a cramped hall to talk to harried-looking travel agent reps, and finally end up purchasing a travel package, the details of which you’re not entirely clear about.
Well, you don’t have to do that any longer: allMalaysia.info, in collaboration with the folks behind it all, SOTA (Smart Online Travel Assistant), present the Virtual Travel Fair, a different kind of travel fair.
Our tagline promises “no traffic jam, no jostling crowds, no hassle”, and we certainly deliver; have done so ever since we started the online fair back in March 2011.
The latest edition – the fourth – starts today (Sept 7) and will run till Sept 30, 2012. Now, here are seven reasons why you ought to consider ‘going’ to the Virtual Travel Fair:
The most obvious reason why you should make your travel bargain purchases online is of course, the convenience of it all.
With the Virtual Travel Fair, you’ll only need an Internet connection to start shopping – yep, fire up the computer, laptop or tablet, and let your fingers do the walking. Heck, you can make your purchases while you’re in your PJs if you’re so inclined!
When you make a purchase at the Virtual Travel Fair, more likely than not you’ll find that it comes with a mouth-watering incentive or reward, in the form of instant rebates, attractive gifts and cash prizes. It has been a hallmark of the Virtual Travel Fair, of sorts.
This time around we’re offering buyers with packages that come with Lowest- Price-Guarantee (LPG) tags. What that means is, if you can find a better deal for the same package elsewhere, we’ll pay the difference in pricing, so that you don’t lose out.
Add to that the e-Auction, bids of which start at a cool, low RM10, and you’re very likely to end up with a sweet deal.
Variety and Value For Money
The variety of travel packages offered and the value for money for the same were responsible for the success of the first two fairs held in 2011.
Using the same formula, the team behind the Virtual Travel Fair has refined and improved the variety of offerings to satisfy all age and income groups and provide them with more incentives and rewards. This can be seen from what’s on offer for the fourth edition.
The devil’s in the details
There’s no confusion as to what you’ll get when you purchase a package. Just click on the ‘Get Details’ button, and you’ll find all the details you’d require: where you’d stay, what you’d do, what your purchases cover etc.
And if you’re still not satisfied, just use the live chat function to talk with a sales rep.
Safe and Secure Online Shopping
The VTF is well known for safe and secure online travel shopping. Known secure payment gateways such as PayPal and iPay88 have been onboard since the first fair.
On top of that those who have Maybank2u and CIMB Clicks online banking accounts will find it a breeze to safely and securely purchase travel packages at the VTF.
Virtual Travel Fair: The Biggest Online Fair?
It’s no hyperbole to say that the Virtual Travel Fair may indeed be the biggest online travel fair in the world. If it isn’t it certainly is one of the biggest.
Consider this: While there are some sites running online travel fairs, they are mostly limited to offering an aggregation of travel packages offered in brick- and-mortar travel fairs.
What sets the Virtual Travel Fair apart is the travel deals offered are available online from multiple operators, among the 1400+ travel agents and hotels worldwide who are using the SOTA platform.
Virtual Travel Fair aims to create more environmentally-conscious travellers by promoting the concept of online purchase of travel products. If more consumers use online travel platforms to buy travel, it will cut the need to drive to travel fairs or meet travel agents. This means less consumption of petrol and the reduction of exhaust fumes released into the environment.
It would also dispense with the need for having physical promotional materials like printed flyers and brochures, which usually get collected and littered. There’s also no need to print plastic bags and buntings or banners which ultimately gets disposed and add more waste material to the environment.
So, be a responsible holidaymaker and Go Green by visiting the Virtual Travel Fair at allmalaysia.info/virtualtravelfair now.