Penang Global Tourism Partners ShopBack to Offer 40% Cashback on Hotels

Penang Global Tourism Partners ShopBack to Offer 40% Cashback on Hotels
3D2N 5-Star Hotel Stay at The Prestige Penang and other prizes to be won by lucky travellers



To welcome travellers to revisit Penang, Penang Global Tourism collaborates with ShopBack, the leading rewards and discovery platform, to offer cashback on hotel bookings in Penang. Through this partnership, travellers can get up to 40% cashback when they book their stay on Booking.com through ShopBack on 6 December, 2021.



"With the resumption of tourism activities, we understand travellers are eager to recharge themselves with relaxing scenery and their favourite local delicacies. Penang Global Tourism is excited to partner Booking.com and ShopBack to provide travellers with an epic 40% cashback offer*, while also working closely with local business owners to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience," said YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy.



This exclusive promotion will be offered under ShopBack Online Travel Fair, the year-end travel bonanza which features flights, attraction tickets, tour packages, and car rental cashback deals aside from accommodation. On top of attractive cashback deals, travellers who make a booking with any participating travel merchants such as Agoda, Booking.com, Klook, Trip.com, RentalCars, and Viator from December 1 to December 6 will also stand a chance to win 3D2N stay at a 5-star hotel, The Prestige Penang.



"Since the announcement of interstate travel ban removal, we saw the daily number of travel bookings increase by more than twice the usual volume. Penang has always been one of the top 3 domestic travel destinations; therefore, ShopBack is thrilled to team up with Booking.com and Penang Global Tourism to present an exciting 40% cashback – the highest travel cashback we have offered to our users since the pandemic hit. On top of that, we will also be rewarding lucky customers with a getaway at The Prestige Penang, a luxury colonial 5-star hotel in Georgetown as well as other travel perks such as gift cards and more free stays," said Eddy Han, General Manager of ShopBack Malaysia.



Yeoh also expressed that to instil confidence in travellers, the Penang State Government is committed to put all safety measures in place by practising “Responsible Tourism” while promoting tourism activities in Penang. “As part of our efforts to curb the pandemic, Penang has also introduced Malaysia’s 1st COVID-19 Safety Accreditation Programme, a first-of-its-kind programme that acknowledges tourism operators for their strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs), along with the other initiatives to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” Yeoh added.

According to ShopBack, the most popular hotels in Penang are located around Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi, Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam, and Perai. Usually, around 70% of the bookings are made for leisure purposes while the rest travels for business trips. Han also shares that local travellers usually book their hotels 1-2 days before their trip, and most of them travel to Penang for a 3D2N or 2D1N weekend getaway.



Through the partnership between Booking.com, ShopBack and Penang Global Tourism, travellers can access the offers via ShopBack web or app, and receive an additional 40% cashback on top of already best-priced hotel rates. To join the 3D2N The Prestige Penang giveaway, ShopBack users can head to the Earn More section on the ShopBack App and opt into the giveaway before proceeding to make any booking with ShopBack Online Travel Fair’s participating merchants.



Currently, over 3.5 million Malaysians are using ShopBack for their daily purchases. The cashback, upon validation, can be withdrawn to a user’s bank account. Besides Malaysia, ShopBack also operates in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Vietnam, and South Korea.