Smart Bro partners with Travel Factor to provide Free WiFi connection in local tours

With the aim to provide travel enthusiasts more of the “Smart Life on the Road,” Smart Bro collaborates with top adventure group Travel Factor through a special event dubbed as “Smarter Travels with Smart and Travel Factor Press Conference” on Friday, August 14, in XO 46 Bistro Filipino, Century Mall in Makati.

Smart Bro and Travel Factor
Smart Bro and Travel Factor

With the said partnership, travelers will be connected online while exploring the popular destinations of the country, through FREE Smart Bro WiFi connection, backed by the country’s largest mobile broadband network.

Michelle Curan, Vice President of Data and International Services at Smart said during the press conference: “Online connectivity is a must for a more fun and rich travel experience because it allows you to access essential travel information as well as share your awesome adventures with your friends and loved ones in real time.”

She added that with Smart Bro’s reliable high-speed connection as well as nation-widest coverage, it is indeed a perfect travel companion to serve every traveler’s needs and enable him / her to live the so-called Smart Life.

Smart Bro and Travel Factor Event
Smart Bro and Travel Factor Event

Smart Life, according to Curan, means “with access to useful and meaningful mobile innovations and services on the go.”

“That’s why we are thrilled to team up with Travel Factor and allow travelers to experience the Smart Life firsthand,” she told the press.

Travel Factor and Smart Bro presenting local destinations
Travel Factor and Smart Bro presenting local destinations

Cedric Valera, Travel Factor Managing Partner, said in a presentation, “With Smart bro as our official mobile broadband partner, we are sure to provide even greater value to our travelers, who now have all the means to spread the word about the many awesome sights in the country through online social media.”

SmartBro and Travel Factor also launched in the said event the #SmartBroTrips. This is a line-up of local tours offering 20 percent discount to Smart Bro Prepaid 4G or LTE Pocket WiFi owners.

Initially, local tours identified in the presentation during the event include the following: journeys to  Baler, Aurora; San Juan, La Union; Sagada, Mountain Province; historic sites in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur; and Mount Pulag, Benguet.

Travel Factor Presentation
Travel Factor Presentation

Smart Bro also partnered last year with Crowne Plaza. In the said partnership, mobile broadband connectivity was provided to corporate accounts as an added amenity.

It also collaborated with Cebu Pacific, one of the biggest local carriers in the country, to offer the Smart Bro-powered Cebu Pacific Fun Data SIM. Under the partnership, international passengers of Cebu Pacific can buy the said SIM so they can surf on the Internet while traveling in different parts of the country.

Smart Bro products include the following: Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi which can connect up to 10 gadgest at a speed of 12 Mbps; and Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi, which offers a speed of up to 42 Mbps and can connect up to 10 gadgets as well.

To date, Smart boasts of over 10,000 4G sites nationwide.

Travel Factor was put up in 2006 by a group of travel enthusiasts. Travel Factor is among the major adventure tour providers in the Philippines today which offers travelers a wide array of activities in at least 80 destinations in the country and abroad.

The group met each other at — an online forum.

“What we did was to search each other over the Internet… and we found each other,” said Valera.

More information about Smart Bro Trips and Travel Factor can be seen at

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