[30 JUNE 2014] As the leader in providing Filipinos with meaningful connections here and abroad, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is powering this year’s Travel Madness Expo, which gathers all major airlines, travel agencies and hotels to offer exciting deals and great discounts on local and international tours.
Travel Madness Expo 2014 gears up for a much bigger travel fair this year with a partnership with wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). Over 40,000 participants are expected to flock the three-day event from July 4 to 6 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City to snag exciting travel deals and discounts, as well as to learn more about the reliable and affordable roaming services offered by Smart. IN THE PHOTO (from left): Smart International Services Senior Manager Ruth Eva Ritumalta; Travel Innovators Inc. vice presidentPat Alberto; and Smart Group Head for Data and International Services Michele Curran.
As the leader in providing Filipinos with meaningful connections here and abroad, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is powering this year’s Travel Madness Expo, which gathers all major airlines, travel agencies and hotels to offer exciting deals and great discounts on local and international tours.
Smart is the only mobile partner of the expo, which is expected to draw over 40,000 participants from all over the country from July 4 to 6 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Aside from jaw-dropping deals, the Travel Madness Expo also features exclusive freebies, treats and entertainment for all attendees.
One-stop shop for travelers
“Our partnership with Smart means all our exhibitors and participants could count on high-speed and reliable internet services throughout the event for seamless transactions,” said Pat Alberto, vice president of Travel Innovators Inc., the event organizer. “This is very important especially because the Travel Madness Expo is a one-stop shop for all your travel needs.”
Through its international services arm, Smart is also set to showcase its suite of roaming products and services geared toward giving Filipino travelers a much easier and more affordable way to stay in touch with their loved ones while they are on the road.
Travel Smart segment with Juan Direction
In a special Smart segment on July 5, Saturday at 12 noon, Fil-British hosts of the travel show, Juan Direction, will join Smart ambassadors in dishing out tips and advice on how to travel smart and make the most of your travel experience.
Smart is also mounting a Travel Smart lounge, a special place for subscribers to relax and avail of free charging and WiFi connections throughout the three-day event.
Mobile connectivity for a better travel experience
“A reliable mobile connection is very much a part of an amazing and enjoyable travel experience,” said Ruth Eva Ritumalta, Senior Manager for Smart International Services. “Through the Travel Madness Expo 2014, Smart is thrilled to give Filipino travelers convenient ways of connecting with their families and friends back home – whether through texts, calls or mobile internet.”
As part of its portfolio of international services, Smart recently introduced new roaming rates based on only two zones so that postpaid subscribers have a much easier way of controlling their phone usage and expenses while travelling abroad.
Simpler roaming rates for Smart Postpaid subscribers
Smart postpaid subscribers who are travelling to countries in Asia and America will only have to pay a flat rate of PHP18 per text message, and PHP3 per 10 kilobytes of data.
On the other hand, subscribers who are bound for countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Oceania will be charged with a flat rate of PHP23 per text message, and PHP5 per 10 kilobytes of data.
For more information about Smart’s international services, visit www.smart.com.ph/international. For updates on the upcoming Travel Madness Expo, follow its official Facebook account at .