12 March 2019


Tune Protect Group has launched a special Sakura Bonanza promotion by rewarding travellers who do not get to see cherry blossoms on their trips to Japan.

The promotion is available exclusively to Tune Protect AirAsia Travel Protection policyholders who travel to Japan between now and 31 May 2019. In addition to comprehensive travel protection up to RM300,000, travellers may redeem the Sakura Bonanza bonus (RM50) via a few taps on their phones if they are unable to experience the beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura).

A whopping 22 travel perks

Tune Protect AirAsia Travel Protection offers travellers over 22 travel perks to ensure protection before, during and after a trip at an affordable rate. Ranging from RM10 per trip, travellers are given protections worth up to RM300,000 for travel related issues including personal accident, medical evacuation and expenses, flight delays, baggage delay or loss, loss of travel documents, home protection from break-ins and unfortunate trip cancellations among others.

The Sakura Bonanza

Sakura Bonanza is automatically applied to any Tune Protect AirAsia Travel Protection purchased departing Malaysia enroute to Japan. Not only will travellers maintain peace of mind in case of any unforeseen circumstances, but also enjoy a RM50 bonus if they do not experience the beautiful sakura blooms. This is one of the measures undertaken by Tune Protect to inject lifestyle elements and encourage uptake of protection plans, especially among seasonal travellers and millennials.

Future Tune Protect Plans

Tune Protect aims to offer more relevant value-added services to enhance their customers travel experiences. On top of the Sakura Bonanza bonus, travellers will also get to enjoy complimentary Chats plan by Rokki, the inflight entertainment solutions brand in all Rokki-enabled AirAsia aircrafts. As the leading travel insurer in the region, Tune Protect is committed to changing the way people travel and experience new adventures.

“At Tune Protect, we understand the frustration of travellers who are unable to witness the blooming sakura while in Japan during this season, therefore we would like to reward our Tune Protect AirAsia travel protection policyholders with this special Sakura Bonanza promotion for making us Malaysia’s No. 1 travel protection provider”, said Loh Ben Jern, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of Tune Protect Group.

In propelling their digital journey, Tune Protect aims to offer digital insurance products designed for the on-demand, 'now' generation. With strategic partnerships and new protection plans, Tune Protect is paving the way in the regional insurtech space.

“We believe protection should be as natural as turning on a switch. It is a necessity to buffer against the unknown, but protection should also complement our modern lifestyles which is what we are championing here at Tune Protect”, he added.

Travellers will be able to redeem the Sakura Bonanza bonus with just four simple steps on their mobile phones; step 1 - enable GPS on smartphone, step 2 - enable camera location tag services, step 3 - take a picture in front of a sakura tree without flowers, step 4 - submit personal details along with the picture at E Claims Portal.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Japan is the 12th most visited country in the world with a steep increase of overseas arrivals from 13.4 million in 2015 to 31.0 million in 2018. Naturally, there has been an increasing number of people travelling to Japan to witness the one-of-a-kind cherry blossom season, making it the most popular period for holiday makers.

The Sakura Bonanza bonus is limited to the first 1,000 redemptions only, terms and conditions apply.