Fifth Virtual Travel Fair Presents Greater Deals and More Choices



Virtual Travel Fair is Back with More Varieties for Travellers

Fifth Virtual Travel Fair Presents Greater Deals and More Choices

Petaling Jaya, 8th March 2013 – SOTA’s Virtual Travel Fair (VTF) returns once again, this time presenting greater travel deals and more choices of travel packages for travel buyers to choose from. The fifth VTF will commence from 13th March to 29th March 2013.

“The travel provider participation for this VTF is among the highest that we have had, with more than 4,000 travel packages being offered and accommodation offered by 150,000 hotels worldwide.  With the growing maturity of online travel in Malaysia, we believe we will see an even stronger response for this year’s VTF especially with more variety of travel packages and value for money deals offering greater incentives for savvy travel buyers,” said Rohizam Md Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of Creative Advances Technology Sdn Bhd (CAT), the company that developed SOTA.

There are prizes up for grabs even before the VTF kicks off.  Between1st March to 12th March, newly signed-up SOTA passport members stand a chance to win a pair of movie tickets through daily lucky draws. Existing SOTA Passport members also stand a chance every four days until 12th March to be one of three winners of a RM340 worth one-night stay prize at the beautiful Anggun Boutique Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, just by registering their interest to join the VTF on SOTA’s website. 

Apart from offering great incentive for travel buyers through a convenient online marketplace, the VTF presents value buys that translate to bigger savings for travellers. Some interesting packages offered in this fifth VTF include the hot-selling Universal Studios Singapore and Johor Legoland 3 days/2 nights trips, 7 days/6 nights Korea and Jeju trips and Umrah packages to the holy land. 

There are also value deals for trips to Beijing, Gui Lin, Phnom Penh, Bali, Makkah, Madinah, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi among many other exciting travel packages. Additionally, there are many other fantastic gifts, prizes and deals to be redeemed with purchases made at this VTF. 

“Travellers who spend a minimum of RM100 on travel packages or hotels will stand a chance to win a 3 days/2 nights trip to Macau inclusive of accommodation and flight tickets worth a total of RM7,000. Also, a series of four e-auctions will take place daily between 25th March and 29th March 2013,” said Joanna Liao, Chief Marketing Officer of CAT.

VTF allows travel buyers to browse and purchase a wide variety of domestic and international travel packages online, with the proposition of ‘No traffic jam, no jostling crowds and no hassle’. The last VTF held in September 2012 saw a record-breaking 70,000 online visitors, with about 2,600 online visitors daily. 

“In order to further facilitate the VTF this year, SOTA has introduced a live chat support feature tailored to provide instant online services and assistance to consumers and visitors,” added Liao.

Avid travellers, families, nature lovers, and couples can search round-the-clock for many tempting local and international travel packages for budgets of all sizes from the comforts of their home by directing their browsers to VTF’s website via  HYPERLINK "", starting from 13th March 2013. is a SOTA partner in the 2013 VTF.


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March 12, 2013