Travel fair offers package deals to 150,000 hotels

Source: The Star Online

Author: The Star

Travel fair offers package deals to 150,000 hotels

SOTA’S Virtual Travel Fair (VTF) returns with more choices for travellers. The fifth VTF will be held from tomorrow to March 29.

“The participation this time around is one of the highest we have had.

“We’ve had more than 4,000 travel package deals being offered, along with accommodation package deals at some 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,” said Rohizam Md Yusoff, chief executive officer at Creative Advances Technology Sdn Bhd (CAT), the company that developed Sota.

There are also prizes up for grabs even before the VTF kicks off.

Existing Sota passport members stand a chance to be one of three winners of a RM340 one-night stay at the Anggun Boutique Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

To participate, members need to register their interest in joining the VTF on the Sota website.

“Travellers who spend a minimum of RM100 on travel package deals or hotels will stand a chance to win a three-day, two-night trip to Macau, inclusive of accommodation and flight tickets.

“Also, a series of four e-auctions will take place daily from March 25 to 29,” said CAT marketing officer Joanna Liao.

VTF allows travellers to browse and purchase a wide variety of domestic and international travel package deals online.

The last VTF, organised in September 2012, saw a record-breaking 70,000 online visitors, with about 2,600 daily visitors.

“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,” Liao said.

VTF can be found at

March 12, 2013