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PandaBed Unlocks Culturally Attuned Homes for Travellers Coming to Asia

August 13, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email, the Asian holiday rental website, announced the exciting launch of PeerMatch, an industry-first that matches
homeowners and travelers based on cultural and community preferences.
PeerMatch allows homeowners to indicate their guest preferences using 1) four major religions in Asia, 2) nationality and 3) age group. Likewise, the PandaBed guest can book a home that is hosted by an owner of similar cultural background.

For example, Muslim travelers can now stay in a Muslim-friendly home that has a halal kitchen on PandaBed.

PeerMatch was launched due to an increasing demand from Asian homeowners who exercise discretion when accepting houseguests. Through PeerMatch,

PandaBed aims to unlock a fresh network of homes that travelers will be able book.

“Whilst there are similar platforms that connect travelers to homes, our approach is differentiated and highly attuned for Asia. PandaBed focuses on the human connection that allows travellers to find the perfect host-guest match, thereby creating a better overall experience”, says Lester Kang, Co-founder and Marketing Head.

PandaBed has ambitious plans to double its 5000 homes to 10,000 within the next few months. The team will also be working closely with community groups in the region to help solve the accommodation supply-crunch surrounding cultural events.

James Chua, PandaBed’s Co-founder and Business Head says “Asians are conservative, culturally-diverse and prefer living in familiar community groups.

The essential ingredient to a vibrant home-sharing eco-system is in connecting homeowners to travelers who are culturally similar.”

Finally, for homes managed by professionals and not individuals, their listings on PandaBed are now clearly distinguished through a Property Manager badge.

This distinction allows holiday-makers to enjoy the comforts of a home with the peace of mind that is associated with a professional company.
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