[July 14, 2013/ Manila] - More Filipinos can now enjoy a faster, hassle-free land travel as PinoyTravel, the country’s premier online and mobile bus ticketing service expands its reach through partnerships with two of the largest bus companies in the country.
Online bus ticketing technology startup PinoyTravel expands services with partnership with Philtranco and Jam Liner.
Sealing the deal were Au Soriano, president and CEO at PinoyTravel (third from right) and Christine Guevarra, VP
for Marketing at Jam Liner & Philtranco (third from left). Present to witness the signing were Diane Eustaquio,
executive director at IdeaSpace (leftmost); Rodelio I. Domingo, VP of Operations at Philtranco (second from left);
Mike Sabater, Sales Manager at PinoyTravel (second from right) and Earl Martin S. Valencia, president at
IdeaSpace and VP for corporate strategy and innovation at Smart (rightmost).
More Filipinos can now enjoy a faster, hassle-free land travel as PinoyTravel, the country’s premier online and mobile bus ticketing service expands its reach through partnerships with two of the largest bus companies in the country.
PinoyTravel recently signed a partnership with Philtranco, servicing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and Jam Liner, the choice bus transport in the Manila-Southern Luzon route.
Passengers can now book their bus trips online or via mobile for the following provinces without having to go physically to the bus terminals: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Samar, Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Pampanga, Laguna, Batangas, Laguna and Lucena.
Launched last year, PinoyTravel aims to provide both local and foreign tourists the ease of checking bus schedules and booking provincial bus tickets online and via mobile.
PinoyTravel is also part of the Street Smart package of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) that offers six of the most widely used transportation, navigation, and road information apps in one affordable data bundle for as low as PhP 10 per day.
To subscribe to the Street Smart bundle, Smart Prepaid subscribers only need to text the following keywords to 211 - STREET 10 (PhP 10 for 1 day), STREET 50 (PhP 50 for 7 days), STREET 99 (PhP 99 for 15 days), or STREET 199 (PhP 199 for 30 days. Street Smart packages will soon be available for Smart Postpaid subscribers. Moreover, other transport and navigation apps will be added in the future.
PinoyTravel is one of the first batch of technology startups incubated by IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. (IdeaSpace). With half a billion pesos in funding over five years and support from industry leaders, IdeaSpace is the largest private-sector commitment for technology entrepreneurship based in the Philippines. IdeaSpace is supported by the following companies: First Pacific, First Pacific Leadership Academy, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., MPIC hospital group, PLDT, Meralco, Smart Communications, Digitel Mobile Philippines and its mobile brand Sun Cellular, SPI Global, ePLDT, Indofood, Philex Mining, Maynilad, MediaQuest, and TV5.
For a complete list of bus companies and travel destinations offered by PinoyTravel, please visit www.pinoytravel.com.ph or download the PinoyTravel app from the Google Playstore for free.