How do Filipinos plan their next adventure? A travel booking app shares their insight on how technology plays a role in current travel trends in the Philippines, based on their user activity.
Filipinos love to travel together. This is what Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading travel booking app for domestic and international hotels and flights, affirmed as 60 per cent of its active users travel mostly with families followed by their friends or colleagues.
The remaining part of the pie is shared by couples and individual travelers seeking new adventures for that #photooftheday to go with their #passionpassport.
The abundance of available resources online helps fuel the tourism sector as Filipino budding travelers and groups move from one place to another.
Traveloka sees this trend retaining momentum as it continues to connect thousands of Filipino active users to over 100,000 flight routes and over 100,000 hotels around the globe.
“It’s no wonder that traveling is second nature to Filipinos whether they’re with family, friends, or even alone occasionally. We are blessed with a country with endless beauty and thousands of pristine islands to discover,” says Traveloka Country Manager Poch Ceballos.
Traveloka sees three contributions of technology that encourage Filipinos to travel more regularly. First, the abundance of information online makes it easier for first-time visitors to learn about the place before they even go there. It also prompted flight carriers and lodging providers to offer competitive prices since travelers have more options. Lastly, it offers unparalleled convenience, enabling travelers to book easy, fast, and secure while on-the-go.
Data from Traveloka also sees that more than 75 per cent of Filipinos across all demographics consider the fare when booking their flights, while more than 60 per cent prefer the best location when looking for a hotel or budget room.
To further show how travel-savvy Filipinos are, data indicates that most Traveloka app and website users want to visit local favorite destinations such as Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan while they aspire to take international flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok, Thailand.
“Given Filipinos’ innate passion for traveling, we want to ensure that we are there from the beginning of their journey until the end—giving them inspiration through informative blog posts and itineraries, to booking, until their arrival at their destination. We make sure they get the best priced flights and hotels using our easy to use Traveloka app,” adds Ceballos.
Travelers enjoy Traveloka’s one-stop shop app experience to find the best price for flights, hotels, and budget rooms as they enjoy exclusive discounts and deals with no booking fee. Payment is also flexible for budget and leisure travelers as they can opt for offline and online methods using Visa, MasterCard or via DragonPay which accepts major banks like BPI, BDO, Metrobank, Chinabank, RCBC, UCPB, and Landbank. They can also pay via Coins.ph wallet or over-the-counter at 7-11, M. Lhuillier, and Cebuana Lhuillier. Get updated on Traveloka exclusive promos and discounts by visiting traveloka.com or downloading it on App Store for iOS or Play Store for Android users.