Matrix Launches ‘Travel Companion App’
The app is centred around international traveller giving them access to a host of services. It aims to target 1 million users by the end of 2017.
AFTER VENTURING into a partnership with the startup incubator that launched the health and fitness app, actor-activist, pilot, politician and fitness icon Gul Panag adds another feather to her cap. She is now an Independent Director in Matrix Cellular that has launched its unique Matrix Travel Companion App.
Matrix Travel Companion is a mobile application centred around international travellers, giving access to a host of services, targeting a user base of 1 million users by the end of 2017. A multi-services travel app, by Matrix Cellular, the largest country specific SIM card provider, offers shopping deals, discounts and VAT refund. “The interface is very simple, intuitive and brings all the relevant information for foreign travellers at one place. The best part is that you can download for free and it is available on IOS and Android,” said Panag who was present at the launch.
The App additionally offers the convenience to book a SIM card, get foreign currency and Foreign Currency debit card (which one can even reload while travelling), Buy Travel Insurance, before heading out and stay secure and recharge SIMs in over 130 countries.
Gagan Dugal, Founder & Director, Matrix Cellular said, “There are 20 million Outbound Travellers from India of which 8 million are Business Travellers and close to 1.5 million travel to Europe. We realised that clients weren’t aware of solutions that can add value to their travel so we came up with an app which offers convenience and give access to best deals to travellers without having them to use multiple apps. The app is another contemporary product embedded with host of services to make users stay memorable while travelling abroad.” However, Duggal affirmed that India market is next in focus and plans to introduce deals for those coming to India.
What does this App offer:
The App extends discounts from over 850 best lifestyle stores in the world including MACY’S, Bicester Village in London, Mall of the Emirates - Dubai, Luxury Shoppes in Las Vegas, Harbour city mall in Hong Kong, Starhill Gallery in Malaysia,Gloria Outlets in Taiwan and many more. With the offers from Matrix traveler can save 10% - 35% on luxury & semi luxury brands. In the already discounted stores users will find deals, which offer a 10% further reduction for Matrix clients over and above what’s on offer.
Travellers can book over 150000 attractions globally using the Matrix App, such as best Broadway shows like CATS, Aladdin, The Beatles, west end shows like The Lion King, one can buy tickets for attractions like Eiffel Tower, London Zoo, Grand Canyon, Madame Tussauds, Louvre Museum, amusement park tickets like Disneyland, Legoland, Thorpe Park and many more. The app offers skip the line tickets, bespoke helicopter and seaplane tours, guided tours to the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel, art galleries, and much more. Tickets can be booked in advance and are emailed, with reference numbers stored on the App for easy access.
Hotels & Restaurants
Matrix app gives access to over 500,000 hotels and apartments and 10000 restaurants to book from. One can enjoy great deals both on advance and last minute hotel & apartment bookings across luxury and budget sectors. In case of restaurants in Singapore & Bangkok, enjoy 10% - 50% discounts. Airport transfer is also being introduced.
Shopping Vat Refunds
Matrix is the first of its kind App to offer Shopping VAT. Along with offering savings worth thousands of euros with the discount vouchers, Matrix App also allows additional savings via Shopping VAT refunds. Currently this service is available in select countries like UK, Germany, Spain, France & Italy. Users can save up to 19% when they shop in Europe and claim VAT refund within a week.
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