Stumble Into Indonesia's Unseen Places
Submitted by viravira on 15 December 2014 • Uncategorized
We couldn’t help not think of associations upon hearing the name JauhDekat.com. In Indonesian, ‘jauh’ means far, ‘dekat’ means close or near. It’s a term with multiple associations, from a long distance relationship, a term used in most Indonesia’s public transportation where you pay the same amount of money no matter how far or close your trips are, or, as was the idea for Jauh Dekat, reconciling two people by making them geographically closer with flying between places. Aaaww.. isn’t that sweet? The real deal is that this is a website for ticket booking in Indonesia.
For our recent trip to Balikpapan, we booked our tickets through the website. It was our first experience using it and an easy peasy one. Through years of experience on various online ticket booking in Indonesia , I can see that Jauh Dekat has a few advantages compared to others. And this morning my Dad just asked me to book tickets for his trip to Padang, surely I’m searching for tickets on this site again.
Here are the highlights of my experience on using JauhDekat.Com to search for plane tickets:
As a service that was initially focused on B2B bookings, Jauh Dekat has been more popular to travel agents and companies than to personal customers like you and me. They’re now expanding the service to B2C bookings, seeing that travelers are getting more independent. As for hotel booking, they’re still developing the feature for personal customers, hopefully it will be ready soon.
For now, the website is still in Indonesian Language only. But they’re looking to provide English mode in the future.
Psst… they’ve also won a few awards, like the link here.
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