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Adventoro selected as a finalist for start-up innovation camp 2019 in Switzerland

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:34
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Ken Lau founder and CEO of Adventoro

Adventoro is one of three finalists placed in the category of Destination.

Selangor, Malaysia – Adventoro Travel Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (“Adventoro”) announced it has been selected by World Tourism Forum Lucerne as a finalist for the upcoming Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 to be held in May in Lucerne, Switzerland. Adventoro is one of three finalists placed in the category of Destination. Its founder Ken Lau, is scheduled to take part in a pitching competition on the first day of the event.  Other categories are Hospitality, Impact, Mobility and Transaction.

Ken Lau, founder and CEO of Adventoro said, “We are honored to be chosen as a finalist to take part in the Start-Up Innovation Camp event in Lucerne. Having an opportunity to present Adventoro on an international stage means a lot to us as a young start-up. Moreover, we cannot wait for the new experience when we get a chance to meet industry leaders, influencers, experts, investors and many other industry players under one roof.”

Adventoro was established in late 2016 with a focus to help travellers to discover adventure activities in Malaysia. Since then it has grown the number of destinations on its platform to over 1200. Aside from Malaysia, it now offers adventure activities and destinations located in Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Company plans to include destinations in Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines by year-end.

“Southeast Asia has plenty of activities to offer to adventure seekers. Since we started, response has been very encouraging from people around the world. Just in 2018 alone, our young start-up managed to rake in MYR1.2 million or USD300k in total sales. We are working harder to achieve more this year,” Ken explained.

Travel industry is fast growing including in the Southeast Asia region.

“We’ve seen many up-and-coming travel start-ups both in Malaysia and overseas. Being the only start-up chosen from Malaysia to be at World Tourism Forum Lucerne this year, is a privilege. This is a great opportunity for us to tell Adventoro story to the world when we get to Lucerne next month.”

Adventoro is a new online platform that helps thrill-seekers and travelers from anywhere in the world to easily discover and book adventure-based tours and activities in Malaysia. It curates hundreds of bucket-list worthy trips and experiences which are offered through attractive packages located in various destinations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Users of Adventoro platform can also engage with Adventoro Concierge Service to inquire more about trips they are interested in.  

Adventoro is owned by Adventoro Travel Technologies Sdn. Bhd. It is headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 

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