Malaysia’s Tourplus Raises US$1M to Become The Tripadvisor of Southeast Asia

Malaysia’s Tourplus Raises USM to Become The Tripadvisor of Southeast Asia

Tourplus, a travel tech company, announced today the closing of a US$1 million seed funding round from angel investor Jin Hui Wong, with participation from GT-MAX, SOSV Chinaccelerator and a few other undisclosed investors.

The company said that it will use the capital for product enhancement, marketing and hiring.

Founded in 2015, Tourplus is an online marketplace that provides customisable travel itineraries for customers. It allows people to plan their holiday without worrying about security, language barrier and local knowledge.

All the experiences in its platform are verified and reviewed by other travellers.

Tourplus founder Rickson Goh said that the company has been heavily focused towards product development, raising the numbers of registered tour guides and strategising on marketing to make up for the lost time.

“It has been a challenging year but an exciting one at the same time as we work towards a product expansion with the aim to be the ‘Tripadvisor’ or ‘Dianping’ based in SEA, strategise on strengthening our social media presence with a strong marketing push and talent acquisition to accommodate our expansion plans,” Goh asserted.

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