Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Travel with Airbnb

When I was in Germany last 2006-2007, I got to travel to some places during weekends.  In one of the places I went to, most of their accommodation are of the guest house type.  Not inns, hotels or pension houses.  But residential houses converted into sort of an accommodation for tourists to stay in.

And I have always liked it.  The place is homey.  You get to interact with the owners in a more personal way. 

I got excited when I learned of a company which offers travellers a choice of homey accommodations.  You get to book your desired place to stay online.  Hassle free.  The company, Airbnb, based in California, USA is now in the Philippines. Oh yeah!

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Now I know where to find a place to stay for my next trip.  Below is a press release of Airbnb for their efforts in Cebu City.

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Press Release | Airbnb in Cebu City 

Cebu City, Philippines – July 2013 -- Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace to list, discover and book unique accommodations, today announced its continuing expansion into Philippines with the beginning of focused efforts in Cebu City.

“Philippines is emerging as an exciting tourism and we expect significant demand for Cebu City, both for leisure and business travellers“ says Airbnb’s Philippines Country Expert, Joy Tacandong. “Cebu is both a business hub and increasingly a popular spot for travellers, and we’re keen to build this market.”

A few statistics on  Airbnb’s growth in Cebu: 

  • Top 5 nationalities that travel to Cebu on Airbnb are Americans, Koreans, Filipinos, Australians and Germans
  • Airbnb has  over 1,600 listings in Philippines and plans to grow to at least 300 listings in Cebu
  • The total number of guests visiting Cebu through Airbnb has grown by over 300% in the last year

To support  the growth in Cebu, Airbnb will host events and meet-ups to better support the existing community of users and grow the number of hosts in the city.

Airbnb is currently the world market leader in unique, short-term accommodations. In January the company celebrated 4 million guests. On any given night, over 50,000 guests are staying at Airbnb accommodations around the world. 

About Airbnb:

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a  villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any  price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world--‐class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. 

Cebu Press Contact: 
Joy Tacandong

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And here is a video on "How to Airbnb"

When I get to have a place of my own, I will have a space listed in Airbnb.   :-D

For those who loves to travel and is always looking for a place to stay, use Airbnb.

And for those who have an extra space in their homes, list your place in Airbnb and earn extra income.  :-D

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