By 2025, 38% of the online spend from Southeast Asia will be spent online on travel.
That’s a whopping $76 billion US dollars spent on hotel bookings, flights and rides. With the travel industry continuing to boom as young millennials jet set around Southeast Asia on an “Eat, Pray, Love” journey, how do startups get in on a piece of the action?
Meet Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez, a startup travel portal dedicated to the rise of global Muslim travellers. With the global Muslim market set to represent 25% of global travel expenditure by 2020, their goal is simple: to create a global reference site for Muslim travellers worldwide.
Sharing the stage with other travel tech startups, Faeez will share his story on why they chose travel and the pain points they are trying to solve. Together with Ron Ramanan, CEO, Goquo; Jason Lee JeeShen, Founder, Softinn Solutions; and moderated by Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT; they’ll discuss the challenges they’re facing. More importantly, what opportunities lie ahead in this industry?
Echelon Malaysia 2017 is a tech conference (April 12-13, Penang) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals. Register for your Echelon Malaysia access pass now to get 30% off each pass you purchase.
New in 2017 is Echelon Malaysia’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page).
What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.
Faeez Fadhlillah is the CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez, an innovative, state of the art travel portal dedicated to the rise of global Muslim travellers.
Named as one of Forty Individuals Who Shaped Southeast Asian E-Commerce by EcommerceIQ, Faeez is also an avid speaker at many international travel conferences and seminars and currently chairs the R&D committee of the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA). Faeez was elected as Vice President of MATTA, Malaysia’s largest travel association for the term 2015 -2017.
Faeez was named 30 under 30 by Forbes magazine in 2016, 40 Under 40 by Prestige, Top 10 Young Entrepeneur Rising by Top 10, People To Watch 2016 by TTG as well as the Most Innovative Young Leaders Award 2016 by UCSI.
Heading the brand of Tripfez and Salam Standard, Faeez advocates the concept of localizing the travel experience through information enabling travellers to make an informed decision. He has been featured in major publication including BBC, CNBC, Forbes, TTG, etc.
Faeez works very closely with various Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) to promote the concept of localization of travel an inclusive travel experience. Faeez graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honors from the School of Engineering.
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