Lately I’ve been reflecting a bit on the things that set our business model apart. We’ve recently been approached by homestay.com, a site that is visually similar to airbnb to list our homestays with them. But we believe we have something unique, and something worth holding on to..
So what sets us apart?
1) We have spent time in each and every one of our homestays before you do. These homestays are NOT with families that can simply ‘add’ their profile to airbnb, homestay.com, or even similarly couchsurfer – most of them live simple internet-free lives.
2) This makes our homestay families special, and it makes the experience special.
3) We’ve chosen to specialise in the Philippines. We’ve worked here for a long time, and we truly believe that Filipinos have unique qualities who we can all learn from. This is what drives us to encourage the cultural exchange.
4) We also believe that you’ll have a better and more fulfilling time with a family than in a hotel room. Sure hotels can be comfortable, relaxing, but often these aren’t the things you remember most in life. A hotel can’t give you this experience and we don’t want you to miss out on understanding the true culture and nature of Filipinos.
I guess to see what sets us apart you really have to come and see for yourselves! In the mean time, we’ll try to hold on to the things that makes us unique, and those things that keep attracting customers to our network.
Love from Anna and the Philippines Homestay team