Travel activities booking platform Klook, which recently enjoyed a successful funding round of nearly $60 million led by Goldman Sachs, will open an office operational from January in either San Francisco or New York, responding to an increase in independent Asian travellers to the US, Canada and Latin America.

The company also aims to tap the US market heading to Asia where it has offices in 13 cities including its headquarters in Hong Kong.

Klook’s success has hinged on helping Asian travellers book local transportation, wifi, tours and outdoor excursions, and food and dining options at the last minute or upon arrival. Other platforms tend to require users to book in advance and without a best-price guarantee. It also taps into detailed knowledge about different Asian markets with their own distinctive languages, cultures, and religions.

Klook offers US visitors to Asia over 30,000 attractions, tours, activities, and essential travel services in more than 120 destinations, with over 3,000 industry partners.

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