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Smart and Airbnb team up to unlock awesome travel experiences for Filipinos

 

Smart subscribers are going to have more travel unique experiences than ever as the country’s unrivaled mobile services leader teams up with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company. Airbnb is changing the way people travel by opening up millions of unique accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in over 190 countries – be it an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month.

Airbnb’s award-winning app, downloadable for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, makes searching, communicating with hosts and booking safe, seamless and fun and brings the world at the fingertips of Filipino travelers who are in search of a home away from home.

To celebrate the partnership, all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers enjoy a P2500 discount for a minimum of P8,000 booking, here or abroad, on Airbnb.

Voyager Innovations Head for Business Development and International Partnerships Stephen Misa; Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Business for PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin; PLDT and Smart CEO and President Napoleon L. Nazareno; Airbnb Regional Managing Director for Southeast Asia and India JJ Chai; Smart Co-Founder and Voyager Innovations President and CEO Orlando B. Vea; Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business at PLDT and Smart Eric R. Alberto
Voyager Innovations Head for Business Development and International Partnerships Stephen Misa; Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Business for PLDT and Smart Ariel P. Fermin; PLDT and Smart CEO and President Napoleon L. Nazareno; Airbnb Regional Managing Director for Southeast Asia and India JJ Chai; Smart Co-Founder and Voyager Innovations President and CEO Orlando B. Vea; Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business at PLDT and Smart Eric R. Alberto

Meaningful mobile innovation

“Airbnb has revolutionized the way travelers search and book a suitable place to spend their getaways wherever they are headed around the world. It shows how a meaningful mobile innovation can shake things up and enrich the lives of people – and is very much aligned with our vision of a mobile-empowered lifestyle,” said Ariel Fermin, EVP and Head of Consumer Business at Smart.

“That’s why we are very thrilled to partner with Airbnb and give all Smart subscribers the first dibs on this exclusive Airbnb perk. This is one of the ways Smart continues to deliver awesome moments to our customers, allowing them to experience the Smart Life – with unparalleled entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go – through the world’s leading mobile innovations, no less.”

“We are excited to reach even more Filipinos through this partnership. Unforgettable travel experiences are literally just a few clicks away on Airbnb, and we can’t wait to see where the Smart customers will go first,” said JJ Chai, Regional Director for South East Asia at Airbnb.

Text SMARTAIRBNB to 2855

From today until January 2016, Smart subscribers will receive a P2500 Airbnb discount for any Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000. The discount is limited to one booking per subscriber, valid until December 2016. The booking has to be made by March 31, 2016 and the date of travel must be between today and December 2016. More information about the terms and conditions at Airbnb.com/smart.

Smart’s expansive mobile coverage across the country, coupled with the most innovative data packages such as Big Bytes 50 – which offers 350MB of data plus 600MB FREE access to iflix, FOX via Viewstream, and SPINNR valid for three days – will allow travelers to enjoy the Airbnb app and book their accommodations anytime, and wherever they may be in the country.

A string of groundbreaking partnerships

Smart’s team-up with Airbnb is the latest in a string of exclusive partnerships by the telco with the world’s leading names in digital services – including the biggest names in entertainment such as iflix, FOX, MCA Music, Sony Music, and more recently, Uber, the world’s most popular ride-sharing service. For more on the partnership between Smart and Airbnb, visit smart.com.ph/airbnb.

 

 

 

 

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