The last time the whole YugaTech team went out on a trip was Macau in December. We thought the summer outing/team building could be somewhere nearer so a land trip was in order.
We tried out AirBnB as one of the ways to find a good place to stay somewhere in Tagaytay, Batangas or Mindoro.
Airbnb has been around for years and is a famous marketplace for accommodations and listing across the globe. They’ve also recently made their presence more visible in the Philippines.
Unlike most of the more common listings we used before (did Bookings.com in previous trips to Paris, Taipei and Macau) that specializes in hotels, Airbnb caters to home rentals by regular folks and homeowners. It could be single condo units, room for rent, or an entire apartments or house (though there are hotel listings too). It’s a good alternative if the location you wanted to go to does not have a good selection of hotels or the are fully booked during the schedule of your visit.
Since last month, I’ve also put up my other condo unit to be listed on Airbnb just to see how it goes and what’s the pick-up rate.
For today, we’re heading off to Punta Fuego after booking an entire house for the team until this week-end. We’ll see how it goes and share our experience.
If you want to try it out too, we have a coupon code here worth $25 which you can use on your first trip.