PRIVIA Travel : TIDESQUARE and Hyundai Card’s Partnership Collaboration.
PRIVIA Travel is an online travel brand operated by TIDESQUARE in exclusive partnership with Hyundai Card, the financial arm of Hyundai Motors. The best travel products are curated for Hyundai Card members, who are able to both use earn and redeem points online.
PRIVIA Travel offers airline and hotel reservations, FIT & Group packages and also provides tours & activities both domestically and internationally through key partnerships with GDS, wholesalers and direct contracts. Not only does PRIVIA Travel offer special discounts, but it also offers highly curated travel information.
With dynamic product and service packaging done by travel experts through online and offline consulting, PRIVIA Travel offers discount benefits and a 24 hour customer service line to address all your needs.
Hyundai Card is the #2 Credit Card company in South Korea, and #1 Premium Credit Card.
Business & Incentive Travel Service: TIDESQUARE’S Corporate Travel Service
One-Stop Service by dedicated consultants covering all of your business and incentive travel needs.
From airline ticketing and hotel reservations to additional transportation and insurance.
24 hour support real time booking service by both Seoul HQ and Kuala Lumpur Office.
MICE: meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition support service.
I&C Marketing: Wholesale Distributor and Marketing Representative.
In 2016, Island Marketing was acquired by TIDESQUARE and rebranded as “Island & City Marketing”. The exclusive Korean GSA for key luxury resorts in South East Asia, I&C Marketing offers GSA, Sales & Marketing Representation and Wholesaler Services to hotels and resorts.
Representing over 20 hotels and resorts, I&C Marketing oversees reputation management and market analysis, client retention and new client development, as well as all sales and marketing representative activities. I&C Marketing leads pivotal PR promotions through key travel media partners in South Korea that are distributed at all major bookstores, travel agencies, duty-free shops and Incheon International Airport Lounge.
QUARTERSHOP : TIDESQUARE’S Lifestyle Curation Mall
Quartershop is an online curation mall offering a unique selection of high profile and high value brands and products. Officially launched at the end of 2016, it proposes 4 “themes”, a curation of smart, cool, warm and home décor items and ideas.
NEXT International : Distribution Partner of TIDESQUARE
NEXT International is a commercial partner and distributor based in Seoul, working with global lifestyle brands to introduce and establish them in the Korean market. Offering import & logistics, localization services, channel management and marketing services, TIDESQUARE entered into distribution partnership with NEXT International in 2017.
NEXT International is the official importer for smart carrier brand “Bluesmart”.
Considered “The World’s First Smart Connected Carry-on Suitcase”, the smart carrier enhances the traveler’s lifestyle by combining both revolutionary technology and sleek design.
More than a suitcase, Bluesmart is a personal travel assistant.
TIDESQUARE’s Corporate Gifts Service
For over 6 years, TIDESQUARE’s B2B team has been offering promotional gift sets for corporate clients, working with over 30 suppliers of 65,600 products.
TIDESQUEARE’s B2B team utilizes global sourcing know how for a cost efficient distribution structure.
The team guarantees a 100% resolution rate by providing prompt responses and accurate solutions.
Accommodation Meta Search
TIDESQUARE’s joint venture investment with Venture Republic, the operator of one of the largest online travel search sites in Japan. ALLSTAY is a mobile metasearch application that allows travelers to search, compare and reserve accommodation both domestically and internationally, from hotels, motels, and resorts, to alternative accommodation.
Currently with over 500,000 downloads, Allstay is using its domestic success as a foundation to prepare for a global launch.
Alternative Accommodation Platform
BnBHero is an alternative accommodation platform in South Korea with over 7,000 registered listings and strong social media content & culture presence. In 2015, TIDESQUARE invested in BnBHero and became the majority shareholder.
Since then, BnBHero has been aggregating both domestic and international alternative accommodation inventory, and partnering with key players in the market for inventory, channel management and distribution.
Tours & Activities Platform
Be My Guest received angel funding from TIDESQUARE in 2013. A tours & activities platform, they have over 22,000 activities, day tours and attractions, and are connected to over 4,000 suppliers. In 2016, they were recognized was one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Company by Fast Company, and is the first Singaporean company to be featured.
Airfare Service App
Playwings is a mobile application that sends notification to users for special offers for airfares. Established in December 2014, it was acquired by TIDESQUARE in 2016.
With over 2.6 million users, Playwings targets the flexible traveler and utilizes the users’ activity history and behavior as well as a curation system based on collaborative filtering to predict and recommend low fares.
Travel Tech Company
Established in 2016, Polarium provides the optimal platform to support the new digital experience, addressing real concerns in the business and travel industries as well as mobile device platforms via ICT and IT asset management services.
Polarium’s on demand solutions are developed by a core team with experience in communications, finance and the public sector SI/SM. Mobile device application software and middleware development and maintenance are offered, and smart travel systems and marketing support systems for the travel industry.
TIDESQUARE is the majority shareholder of Polarium.
Joint Venture Partnership
Squarelab is a joint venture partnership between Skelter Labs and TIDESQUARE to co-create KYTE, an intelligent and flexible air travel search and booking service that will display the best flight deals on all dates through big data analysis and semantic search.
Formed in 2016, Skelter Labs is a startup studio focusing on AI & Machine learning technologies. They tackle real challenging problems by pushing bleeding edge technology limits in order to bring disruptive innovation in every aspect of life.
WIT Seoul 2017
Web in Travel
Established in 2005, Web In Travel is the forum for a community passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. “WIT” has grown to become the largest community of online travel professionals across all sectors of the industry in Asia Pacific, and the place where innovation and leading edge thinking in travel happens.
TIDESQUARE is Web in Travel’s partner in hosting and organizing “WIT Seoul 2017”, and long time supporter and sponsor for WIT conferences organized globally.
TIDESQUARE also produces content for Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank, two financial heavyweights in South Korea. From lifestyle information targeting the millennial generation to detailed guides for those preparing for retirement, TIDESQUARE offers high quality and authentic content for a wide range of audiences.
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