IF you ask the seasoned traveler, Airbnb is arguably the best thing that happened to travel in the age of connectivity. Not only can travelers book accommodations in 190 countries worldwide, they can rent almost any type of lodging space (rooms, entire houses, and yes, even castles).
Good thing that in the Philippines, Airbnb is quickly making a huge difference as well with more than 9,000 Filipinos having listed their spaces on the community-driven hospitality company. And it gets even better as Airbnb has partnered with PLDT Home so Philippine hosts can make guests feel right at home, away from home.
And being an emerging travel hub, Cebu saw last Jan. 13 the launch of PLDT HOME’s Airbnb package, which is designed to give guests a thoroughly connected and entertaining travel experience. The launch, which featured Airbnb hosts from Cebu, was held at Villa Busay, an Airbnb-listed property owned by Cristina Hoffman.
PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said the package is specially designed to encourage PLDT HOME subscribers to explore additional income-generating opportunities as Airbnb hosts. As an added perk, subcribers can avail themselves of a one-time discount of P2,500 on their Airbnb bookings worth at least P8,000.
So what’s in store for Airbnb hosts who switch to PLDT HOME’s package? Check out these exclusive services and perks that Airbnb hosts can avail themselves of:
50 PERCENT DISCOUNT. For reliable Internet within the Airbnb home, subscribers get 50 percent off on their PLDT Home DSL subscription.
SPEED BOOST + FREE WIFI MODEM. Subscribers also get a speed boost for one year with free installation and WiFi modem.
ON THE GO WITH SMART BRO. For those with guests who are on-the-go, hosts also have the option to avail of a Smart Bro Pocket WiFi, that can be brought anywhere for seamless data connection.
ENTERTAINMENT ACCESS. For world-class entertainment, hosts may offer their guests access to thousands of blockbuster movies and hit TV series through iflix and Fox International Channels.
“As a PLDT Home DSL subscriber, you can offer unique value-added services to potential guests such as high-speed and portable Internet connectivity and an array of multimedia entertainment options from our content partners, most notably iflix and Fox,” Dujali said. “Together, we are excited to revolutionize the travel scene not just in Cebu but nationwide as well.” (Text & Photo N.S. Villaflor/With PR)