Southeast Asia has undoubtedly been one of the, if not the most, popular tourism destinations for Chinese travelers. However, it has never been a trivial task to navigate through the complicated and somewhat confusing transportation systems in Southeast Asian countries. Especially in Thailand: first you should physically find a provider – the location of its box office, then select a proper route, and buy your paper ticket using cash. Options for online bookings are limited apart from a few exceptions, which appear useless – unless you can read and write in Thai fluently. However, things are now getting better. With 12GO, people can now easily book transit trips in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Brunei.

Founded in late 2013, 12GO Asia Pte Ltd. is a Singapore based e-ticketing startup. It aims to provide an easy solution to book tickets for trains, buses, ferries and flights (the latter is not available at the moment, but will be soon) throughout popular Southeast Asian countries on one platform – available on both desktop and mobile.

According to Alexey Abolmasov, CEO and Founder of 12GO, by 2014, it has already covered the majority of Thailand and some parts of Malaysia and Singapore with local partners and operators. Out of all e-ticketing websites now emerging, 12GO is one of the first of its kind in Thailand. 12GO previously secured US$300,000 from angel investors to build its product and support the commercial launch of the platform.

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