About the organization
FlipTrip is a social enterprise that operates an online booking website that makes it easier for people to travel and discover the Philippines. FlipTrip focuses on destinations off the beaten path and allow visitors to book their accommodation, transportation and attractions directly from the website. They also connect with local experts that know well their region and can help discover the attractions that will offer a truly Filipino experience.
A typical problem with smaller touristic destinations in the Philippines is that finding information online can be difficult and even a phone number can be hard to obtain. With their existing network and the online presence they have built, FlipTrip acts as an intermediate that will ensure you have an easy travel experience.
They were recently awarded among the 10 winning tech startups of the IdeaSpace 2014 Competition.
Tourism and hospitality
Cultural tourism, Commercial Tourism, Accommodation
What makes it a social enterprise?
FlipTrip partners with local communities and independent businesses to offer unique experiences to the travellers. They aim to stimulate the economic development and help build better local infrastructures to accommodate tourists in regions that are typically less popular. Those small businesses often do not have a strong online presence so the visibility they get on FlipTrip brings them more awareness and also gives them an online booking platform that would be expensive to implement on their own.