Swift Hotel Booking with Traveloka App

I am a huge fan of travel booking apps. Whenever I have an upcoming trip, I would usually spend endless hours on my phone checking out potential hotels to stay. With the high surge of travel apps and websites, many travelers can now book travel deals with just a few clicks. I am pretty sure I’ve tried almost all travel apps in the market. I pride myself when it comes to hunting good travel deals so when my friend asked help for his upcoming trip to Davao City; I gladly obliged and helped him with his entire planning.


I’ve heard so much good things about Traveloka, I even saw its advertisement on TV and I got really curious. My friend told me I am in total control with the planning so I had to give Traveloka App a try.

How to use Traveloka App?

• Download the Traveloka App on Play Store or your Apple Store (if you are an IOS User)
o Search for “TRAVELOKA”
• Install the app on your phone
• Register for an account
• Search for flights or hotel deals
• Book and pay.
• Wait for your Flight/ hotel voucher. 

IT'S THAT EASY!


One thing I noticed with the Traveloka App is its user interface. The app is very user friendly, giving you just the easiest and most convenient way of booking experience. Traveloka App is such a sweet discovery! I am completely amazed!

**Check the photos and descriptions below for my personal experience.**



Downloading and Registering for an account was easy as 1 2 3.


STEP 1: SEARCHING FOR A HOTEL.

We are keen on hotels near a specific site/area since my friend will have an exam, a closer hotel would be ideal so as not to be late and of course lesser travel time. Convenience is a top factor I always consider when booking a hotel. Also, great value for money. I clicked on “Hotels” tab, key- in my desired dates, number of nights, number of people staying and hit search. The app gave me a number of selections that is within the vicinity of the area I inputted. I am surprised to find that the hotel rates are undeniable lower than any other travel booking websites. I HAD TO COUNTER CHECK. It’s a few hundred cheaper than the travel booking website I checked on my desktop. SWEET!



For this booking, I chose Alu Davao Hotel as it is approximately just 300 meters away from my friend’s appointment. Convenience wise, my friend could just walk right from the hotel down to wherever his business is. The most amazing thing about this app is price transparency. Once you browse for available places to stay, you will immediately see the exact price you will be paying. No added hidden charges when you check out! This booking is a room good for two (2) and also comes with free breakfast for two and I got to save around Php600.00 by booking through Traveloka App. Sweet sweet deal, yes?



NEXT STEP: PAY FOR YOUR HOTEL BOOKING.

There are three (3) options to pay for your booking.
• Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)
• Bank Counters (Via Dragonpay)
• Payment Centers ( 7/11, Cebuana Lhuiller, and M Lhuiller)





Since my credit card is acting up, I channeled my payment thru bank counters (Via Dragonpay). Luckily, my bank, BPI is available. I would have chosen to pay thru payment center cause how cool is it to pay for your booking at your nearest 7/11 store?

Paying was a breeze, I just opened my mobile banking app, transferred the exact amount to the merchant’s account number, validated my payment, and voila! Payment was processed successfully within two minutes. You will then receive a system generated email confirming your payment and the booking voucher will soon follow after.

Note: Payment instruction will be sent to your email.



FINAL STEP: Wait for your Flight/ Hotel Voucher in your email.



The hotel booking voucher was sent to my email right after I validated my payment. I booked the hotel in just a few minutes! Talk about easy, swift, and convenient booking. That’s the yay factor in my opinion.


That was quick! Booking was made in just a few clicks in a few minutes. Now, here’s to hoping my friend will like the hotel I chose for him. You are awesome, Traveloka! I think we are going to be very very good friends from now on. *winks*

SO LONG, 2016!

2016 is about to end. Oh, that year that was. This year is quicker than any year, I don't know why but it felt like 2015 was just yesterday. I’ve been writing year-ender post since I created this blog. I honestly don’t want to write something this year but I know I should be, so here goes.



2016 is all about battling my inner demons. 2016 may not end how I wanted it to end but I am bringing  a bunch of lessons with me as I walk through 2017 and with that, I vow that I am going to use these lessons as my gears to achieving my 2017 goals.

Firstly, I simply just want to put it out here my 2017 goals.

Travel. Explore more of the Philippines. A lot of provinces that I have been dying to visit: Sulu, Tawi tawi, Masbate... The list is lengthy but at least try and make an effort to visit these provinces. Also, get to visit that one country I’m so curious about.

Money.  Be more practical. Cut the extreme impulse buyer in me and definitely prioritize saving money than spending.

In Love. Continue to wait for the right guy. Never shut doors and most importantly “know your worth, don’t fight for a spot in his life. If he wants you there, he’ll goddamn put you there. “The right guy is somewhere out there but definitely coming for you. Just chill and wait. 

In being a friend, a daughter, a sisters and an auntie. Be more open. Value them and actually just spend more time with them. They are all that I’ve got.

Health. This is something I’m trying to get serious about. I am awefully unhealthy and would really really love to change this big time.

Basically, in 2017, all I really want is to become a legit as fuck “RESPONSIBLE ADULT” and basically stop saying fuck and stop cursing like a damn sailor.  I WANNA BE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT FOR PETE’S SAKE!

This 2016 was a whirlwind experience that almost got me hit the bottom. I’ve failed immensely, hit the bottom terribly, and felt bad miserably. I’ve been a mess. I am a mess. A glorious mess at that. But despite all that, I know I learned my lessons and I’m about to make a glorious comeback. What the actual EFF, Shug?

2016 Travels. Did a lot of spontaneous trips this year and never regretted even a bit. I did canyoneering, went to a lot of beach and waterfalls, swam with sea turtles, went on various food trips, wandered to a lot of cities, and met a lot of new friends. 2016 travels were amazing.

2016 dating/ courtship/ whatnots. Fell in love. fell out of love. I did a lot of crazy things. Did a lot of stupid and really bad bad bad decisions for love. I wasn't my self for a brief moment. I let my self fail for love this year and that ended badly but that's okay. It's okay to fail. It's okay to cry. 

2016 Money thingamajigs. FUCK BEING AN ADULT WITH A MEASLY BANK ACCOUNT. I totally suck at managing my finances. I lost two freaking jobs this year and yah still jobless for the past three months and YAAAAH ending the year without a job. HOW ADULT OF YOU, SHUG! WOW! I am completely broke not that I don’t have money but knowing my savings gonna run out anytime soon and seeing my bank account as it drains day by day, hell, that scares the shit out of me. There’s just too much bills to pay and crap, too much nice clothes on sale.  Meow, scratch that! Sometimes, I just wanna disappear and just be a cat. No, Seriously, I am pretty weak this year and have mismanaged my finances badly. I’m definitely changing that in 2017.

In being a friend, a daughter, and an auntie. Yo girl, you gotta spend more time with them. I have always been that good friend, good daughter and a good auntie and that’s something I can always brag about. Maybe keep being this way, keep being good, keep being cool.

Did shit I love. Did a ton of shit I hated. But then again, I wanna keep living and be madly, ridiculously in love with life. I just want a simple life and have a lot of fun. Life is so fucking good. 
As we all bid good bye to 2016. I would like to end the year with a grateful heart. Grateful for the people who made an impact in my life, for the people who stood by me during my weakest, for the people who’s always been there for me no matter what, for the people who keeps on inspiring me and making me feel loved, and to all the people who keeps up with my crazies and shenanigans. 2016 was amazing and memorable because of all of you.Please, pretty please, stay the same y'all. I am also grateful for the experiences, may it be good or bad as this will carry me thru my way to adulthood. Ew. Hashtag mature.  I am thankful to the great big guy above for the undying love and blessings despite me being a bad adult. Thank you. Thank you. 2017 will be a year of making up, hustling, and another year to rock. So long, 2016! 


Sooooooo hello, 2017! I’m ready.




 I am my own damn sun, damn moon, star and sky. I will rock 2017. 
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