PandaBed, Asia’s Peer-to-Peer Home-Sharing Platform Launches PeerMatch Technology to Enhance Asian Holiday Goers’ Experiences
PandaBed’s new PeerMatch algorithm matches home owners and travellers with similar culture, values and interests for a more holistic holiday experience
15 July 2015, Singapore – Singapore-based startup and Asia’s fastest-growing online home-sharing platform PandaBed.com has launched PeerMatch to empower Asian holiday goers to find trustworthy accommodations and like-minded homeowners that match their lifestyle needs.
More than providing travellers with a place to stay, PandaBed’s newly added PeerMatch technology uses an algorithm to do advanced profile matching between local hosts and guests, connecting Asian homeowners to travellers who share similar cultural and social interests.
PeerMatch works by asking local hosts and travellers to fill in a one minute questionnaire to indicate and weigh the preferences they look for in a host or guest, such as gender, age, interests, profession, language spoken or dietary requirements.
The PeerMatch algorithm then computes a matching score between the host and guest, with a higher score indicating a better match and a more pleasant hosting or staying experience. By taking into consideration the other party’s interests and preferences, PeerMatch also helps both host and guest to get a better understanding of each other before they meet.
“Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world,” said Lester Kang, Co-Founder of PandaBed. “After talking to many customers, we have observed that Asians prefer to connect with people who share similar culture, mindsets and values. Therefore with PeerMatch, we hope to be able to enhance the homestay experience for both our hosts and guests, and provide more meaningful interactions and connections.”
With over 10,000 listed accommodations across Asia in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, PandaBed aims to fuel the rapid growth of peer-to-peer home sharing by aligning it with Asian culture, values and insights.
Watch the video explaining PeerMatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l29hKQ5vYR4
PandaBed launches #BestInternship2015
In conjunction with launching PeerMatch, PandaBed has also launched #BestInternship2015, a unique opportunity for keen travellers to tour around Asia… while being paid to inspect and review PandaBed properties, as well as document the sights and experience they have.
Love to explore, meet new people, and share your experiences? PandaBed is looking for people like you to go on a two-week internship around Asia!
Get to visit Asian countries of your choice, stay with like-minded local hosts who will open up their homes, villas or apartments to you for an immersive local experience and explore a specific area of interest in every country you visit.
Whether you are most interested to find the coolest shopping place in Hong Kong, dive into the best surfing spots in Bali or experience the vibrant nightlife in Bangkok, experience it all and capture your journey to share with your friends on social media!
How to apply?
#BestInternship2015 is open to all. To apply, all you need to do is to upload a 90-second video telling us why you are the best intern for the job. You should have at least 1,000 social followers in total across your social platforms.
Applications will be accepted from now until 6 August 2015. For more information on #BestInternship and to submit your application, go to: http://blog.pandabed.com/pandabed-is-calling-for-submissions-for-bestinternship2015/
For more information on PeerMatch and #BestInternship2015, visit: http://blog.pandabed.com