(SPOT.ph) The advent of the Internet changed the meaning of travel for most of us. Gone are the days when you have to arrange your flights through a travel agency, select from pre-made city tours, and hold on to a number of tickets and passes you purchased just for one trip. Planning a week-long tour, either here or abroad, now means booking a flight through mobile apps and going DIY through the help of the ever-dependable Google. KKday wants to make this already easy method much more convenient for the digital traveler.
KKday, an e-commerce platform launched in 2014 in Taiwan, connects local tours all over the world. It has since established headquarters across Asia: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and now, the Philippines. It also partnered with local airline brand AirAsia, making the user experience not only stress-free but also affordable.
“We both share the same ideal of building up the Filipino travel culture by enabling everyone to experience both local and overseas touring,” said KKday Philippines Country Manager, Joey Yusingco, during the Manila media launch on May 4.
"We believe that traveling is one of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone. We place a huge emphasis on the authentic traveler’s experience—the idea that you go somewhere to learn about the culture, history, and day-to-day lives of the locals. Every trip—wherever it may be and whatever you may end up doing—is an opportunity to takeaway something about both the place and yourself," his team tells SPOT.ph.
KKday users can log in through their Facebook, Google, or e-mail account to start planning their trip. The platform has thousands of city tour packages, amusement park passes, private transfers, buffet tickets, and even sim cards or train tickets in 53 countries and 170 cities. You can book a whole-day culture tour in Siem Reap for P748, an Otaru Canal ride in Japan for P663, get tickets to the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain for P531, go on a city tour in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for P833, and more.
For more information, visit KKday’s website.