Hangzhou, 6th March 2016 – A strategic partnership meeting was successfully held today at the UM China Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
UM China Group and Tourplus Technology Sdn. Bhd. are both pioneers in their industries. UM China promotes cross-cultural exchange internationally and within China with the use of Travel Postcards. These Postcards are used as a means of building people-to-people relations between China and Malaysia, as well as between China and other countries in ASEAN. Tourplus on the other hand is a technological enterprise with aspirations to capitalise on the emerging global “sharing economy”. To do so, they will build a platform and an ecosystem where it will be possible for people to share private, exclusive and socially intimate authentic cultural experience with travelers.
The strategic partnership between UM China Group and Tourplus Technology Sdn Bhd will boost the growth of the travel industry in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.
A strategic blueprint for the future was drafted in today’s meeting whereby UM China and Tourplus will expand their online travel platform to 7 countries and 14 cities in the South East Asian region, facilitating private and exclusive tour experiences by allowing tourists to hire a local guide in only three easy steps: Search by City, Selecting a Local Guide, and finally Reviewing and Hiring. With the Tourplus online platform, tourists will have more options and ease in choosing their style and preference of travel.
The partnership between UM China and Tourplus is focused on three main areas: 1. Expanding their presence across South East Asia, 2. Enhancing the User-Interface/User-Experience of both companies’s websites, 3. Technological cross-support.
These photographs show Mr Wong, the CEO of UM China giving Rickson Goh, the CEO of Tourplus Technology Sdn Bhd, a tour of the UM China group’s headquarters and briefing him on the company’s history and development in China, as well as its projects in Malaysia.
Tourplus CEO Rickson and Mr Xiang Wangmin exchanging gifts with one another to celebrate the collaboration.
UM China and Tourplus share the same strategic vision and their goals and objectives are aligned. With the birth of today’s strategic partnership, we hope to cooperate more closely and effectively in order to open up new opportunities and possibilities, as well as to shape the ecosystem of the travel industry alongside other major players.