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HK Express and KLOOK Partner to Launch U-Explore
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Hong Kong’s low-fare airline HK Express and local online travel activities booking platform KLOOK are excited to announce a promising new partnership today. The two fast-growing companies have teamed up to launch U-Explore, an online travel activities planning tool that allows HK Express guests high flexibility in booking tours, experiences, theme park visits, airport transfers and Wi-Fi device rentals before taking off or after arriving in the destination for their next vacation.

                                                                                                                                                  

 

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HK Express and KLOOK Partner to Launch U-Explore

Hong Kong, 19 July 2017                 Hong Kong’s low-fare airline HK Express and local online travel activities booking platform KLOOK are excited to announce a promising new partnership today. The two fast-growing companies have teamed up to launch U-Explore, an online travel activities planning tool that allows HK Express guests high flexibility in booking tours, experiences, theme park visits, airport transfers and Wi-Fi device rentals before taking off or after arriving in the destination for their next vacation.

The companies announced the formation of the innovative travel activities booking platform today (19 July 2017) at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. As KLOOK’s first strategic airline partner, HK Express aims to provide end-to-end travel services and value-added experiences for its guests. Meanwhile, KLOOK tracks down unique, memorable and budget-friendly activities and services around the region, curating them on its intuitive interface.

With KLOOK’s expertise, HK Express guests can simultaneously enjoy savings on their travel activities and enrich every trip. The online travel activities booking platform offers an easy-to-use platform, discounted rates, and loads of travel inspiration. Whether looking for an authentic kimono experience in Japan, discounted Lotte World passes in Seoul, a spa retreat in Phuket, a visit of Jeonggeo Wall Painting Village in Busan, or a crowd-free ride through Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, travellers can book KLOOK’s curated destination experiences through a hyperlink to HK Express’ U-Explore website (www.klook.com/hkexpress)  upon purchase of HK Express air tickets via the airline’s official website (www.hkexpress.com) or mobile app.

“HK Express is thrilled to partner with KLOOK to launch U-Explore, as part of our continued efforts to provide guests with value-added services and experiences,” says Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express. “With our growing line-up of ancillary services, we aim to ensure our guests’ travel needs are met every step of the way.”

To celebrate, HK Express is launching “Fly-Out-For-HKD1*” deals on flights to 21 destinations across its network, including Tokyo-Haneda and Narita, Osaka-Kansai, Nagoya, Ishigaki, and more. This amazing sale runs from now until 21 July (23:59), valid for travel between 28 August 2017 and 30 June 2018.

What’s more? KLOOK is offering “Buy 1 Get 1 Free**” deals on selected U-Explore attractions in Japan. The promotion includes a limited quantity of tickets to several sought-after activities, covering Universal Studios Japan Ticket (1 Day Pass), Sanrio Harmonyland Admission Ticket, Legoland ® Japan 1 Day Pass, Kansai Thru Pass and Osaka Amazing Pass. Promo codes will be announced on U-Explore webpage (www.klook.com/hkexpress).

“By combining the most popular Hong Kong flight routes with the best curated in-destination experiences and services, KLOOK and HK Express are leading the travel market,” says Eric Gnock Fah, KLOOK’s Co-Founder & President. “KLOOK completes the picture, by making it easier and faster than ever to book travel experiences and services.”

* Price does not include taxes and other government imposed taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

** Terms and conditions apply.

Photo Caption: Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express, joined hands with Eric Gnock Fah, Co-Founder & President of KLOOK, to celebrate the launch of their strategic partnership today.

HK Express is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered airline and therefore in compliance with IOSA standards. HK Express is committed to delivering operational safety to its Guests and crews.

For reservations or information, please visit www.hkexpress.com, follow us on Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/HKExpress, SinaWeibo: www.weibo.com/hkexpress; WeChat: HK Express; Twitter: HKExpress.jp or refer to our Instagram: @HK_Express.

About HK Express

Independent flight statistic monitoring website flightstats.com has recognized HK Express for its top On-Time Performance (OTP) rate. The airline has become a leader in the Hong Kong aviation industry by concentrating on low fares, best-in-class on-time performance and safety while revolutionizing air travel throughout the Asia market. The airline also received a “7-star safety rating” – the highest ranking possible, as well as recognition from airlineratings.com, an independent, industry-respected research group, for being one of the world’s 10 safest low-fare airlines. HK Express flies to 26 of the most popular destinations in Asia. With its fast-growing fleet and enticing number of destinations, HK Express has flown over 8 million guests since converting to a LCC – a major achievement that attests to the popularity of the airline and the low-fare business model. HK Express is also one of the founder airlines of the world’s first LCC alliance, U-FLY Alliance (www.uflyalliance.com), and is a partner member of reward-U (www.reward-u.com) as well as U-FLY Holidays (www.uflyholidays.com).

About KLOOK

KLOOK is Asia’s largest in-destination services booking platform. We give travellers a simple, trusted and convenient way to book and enjoy popular attractions, local experiences and services around the world at exclusive prices. Travellers everywhere can easily customise their itineraries on klook.com or on KLOOK’s award-winning mobile app to satisfy their wanderlust and spontaneity. Each day, we help countless customers savour every moment of their trips with over 15,000 offerings in more than 100 destinations at their fingertips.  In 2016 alone, over 5 million trips were booked by travellers from over 30 countries.  KLOOK staff has grown to over 300 across 11 offices in Asia and is backed by reputable investors including Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital, among others.

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