JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Online travel agent tiket.com sets a target of nearly doubling its transaction volume this year, after having been acquired by GDP Venture, the venture capital arm of Djarum Group, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of tiket.com said on Thursday (24/8).
Djarum Group acquired Ticket.com in June through Blibli.com, an online marketplace arm of the diversified conglomerate.
Gaery Undarsa, tiket.com’s CEO and Co-founder, told reporters in a press conference today that its online ticket transactions this year are set to increase by nearly 80 percent, to seven million, from 3.7 million last year.
The online travel agent held a media gathering on Thursday to celebrate its six years of establishment.
Gaery said the company has already grabbed around 5-7 percent market share in domestic flight bookings.
Indonesia saw 90 million domestic flight tickets being sold last year, he said.
“This is a significant number for an online travel business. We aim for sustainable growth,” he said, adding that now that the company is backed by Djarum group, it plans to improve its technology as well as stressing business development.
Gaery said while tiket.com is still way behind Traveloka, its main rival, now that the company has “new ammunition” it will work to shadow its competitor’s business.